Perform the role of an elected member

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 LGAGENE503, 'Perform the role of an elected member'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Identify the role and working environment of elected members

1.1 Determine the function and scope of elected members.

1.2 Identify relevant federal and local law, policies and procedures as applied to member’s roles.

1.3 Demonstrate awareness of the Australian political structure and the role of Local Government within that environment.

1.4 Demonstrate awareness and understanding of relevant federal, state and local government legislation

1.5 Define the rolesof others and self within the council environment.

1.6 Distinguish between the function of council and its administration.

2 Provide support to council as an elected member

2.1 Participate in meetings according to standing orders.

2.2 Apply relevant legislation to personal conduct within Local Government.

2.3 Participate in policy decision making processes.

2.4 Participate in strategic planning and financial reporting processes.

2.5 Oversee asset and financial management processes.

3 Function effectively as an elected member

3.1 Contribute to the community consultation process.

3.2 Work effectively with other elected members to resolve problems.

3.3 Seek assistance from peers, support agencies and other levels of government where required.

3.4 Advocate on behalf of, and represent, community.