Monitor council's internal controls

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 LGAGENE401A, 'Monitor council's internal controls'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Monitor council's internal controls' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify council operations subject to controls

1.1 Council operations are reviewed and control systems are identified.

1.2 Existing control systems are researched and examined for effectiveness against known or perceived risks.

1.3 Examples of control from other sources are examined and assessed for applicability to the council/authority.

2 Follow optimum control standards

2.1 Organisational plans are monitored to ensure goals and objectives are adequately met by business practices.

2.2 Financial management systems and practices are researched to ensure that they comply with audit procedures, accounting standards and identified levels of risk.

2.3 Management practice emphasises accountability of staff and office bearers with regard to systems, procedures and transactions.

3 Maintain control over council's assets

3.1 Decisions about assets, purchases and disposals are made in accordance with current plans, budgets and guidelines.

3.2 The council or authority's assets are recorded in accordance with recognised accounting procedures.

3.3 Clear guidelines regarding the appropriate use of assets are documented and made known to employees and councillors.

3.4 Security of assets is supported by appropriate insurance and physical and systems controls.

3.5 All aspects of asset usage and recording are subject to audit control and are monitored by management.

4 Measure performance and compare with standards

4.1 Performance reporting is undertaken to establish progress against goals and objectives.

4.2 Tender and contract management is informed by specialist or legal advice and risk management analysis.

4.3 Work practices are monitored by routine reporting to establish whether current practices meet or exceed the demands of community stakeholders and ethical standards.

4.4 Opportunities for improvement are identified, documented, recommended for action and prioritised to ensure responsible and efficient usage of resources.

5 Account for discrepancies and recognise good performance

5.1 Theft, loss and damage are noted and reported to appropriate authority for investigation and prosecution.

5.2 Claims against insurance policies are undertaken as appropriate for theft, damage or loss.

5.3 Good performance resulting in savings or efficiencies is recognised and reinforced by management.

5.4 Repairs are effected and inoperable assets or facilities are removed from public access.

6 Implement risk management procedures

6.1 Operating liabilities are scrutinised through regular review, incident reporting and management scrutiny of contemporary standards of best practice.

6.2 Issues where shifting community, business, government or social standards may expose the council or authority to risk of litigation are identified for discussion, resolution and strategic response.

6.3 Risk management processes are supported and reinforced at all levels of council.

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