Contribute to effective decision making

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LGAGENE302A, 'Contribute to effective decision making'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Contribute to effective decision making' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Identify problems or issues needing response

1.1. Problems requiring decisions to be made by council are categorised and prioritised.

1.2. Problems are identified by nature, possible causes and influencing circumstances.

1.3. Relevant community and stakeholder needs and expectations are discussed in relation to issues of concern.

2. Develop solutions to problems

2.1. Possible solutions are researched, community input is encouraged and specialist advice is sought where appropriate.

2.2. Community consultation and ownership of solutions are encouraged where possible.

2.3. Alternative viewpoints are considered and factored into proposed solutions.

2.4. Previous or similar situations are examined to combine or improve on ideas generated from feedback and discussion.

2.5. A range of solutions to identified issues is proposed to relevant stakeholders and decision makers.

3. Evaluate solutions

3.1. Evaluation of costs and feasibility of solutions are considered.

3.2. Capacity to deliver and sustain proposed solutions is evaluated.

3.3. Community acceptance and support of proposed solutions are evaluated and considered.

3.4. Risk of failure and consequences are assessed against alternative solutions.

3.5. Ethical decisions are proposed whilst respecting council responsibilities and community values and avoiding conflicts of interest.

3.6. Optimum solutions to identified problems are proposed and authority to proceed is gained.

4. Implement decisions

4.1. Boundaries and limitations of decisions are clarified and followed by elected councillors.

4.2. Implementation of decisions is planned to suit the operation of council and the community.

4.3. Follow-up processes are observed to monitor progress of the implementation plan and review is instigated where necessary.

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