Measure cost of providing and maintaining council's assets

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 LGAGOVA613B, 'Measure cost of providing and maintaining council's assets'.
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 Measure life cycle costs of asset

1.1 All costs attributable to each phase in asset's life cycle are established.

1.2 Asset alternatives are compared to costs applicable to allow effective planning.

1.3 Optimum cost to maintain and operate asset is established.

1.4 Annual costs within the asset's life cycle are compared to funding levels available or needed to provide agreed level of service or maintenance of asset.

1.5 Depreciation or asset consumption is measured.

2 Set up systems to measure costs

2.1 Measurement criteria for managing assets are determined for labour, plant and materials.

2.2 Appropriate unit rates are developed for asset classes to enable comparison of service level costs.

2.3 Cost reporting activity codes are established.

3 Measure cost of service provision and asset maintenance

3.1 Relevant information is accessed from general ledger or other systems.

3.2 Service level options are identified within council requirements and assessed against costs of provision to determine best option.

3.3 Cost of scheduled maintenance is monitored and compared against projected cost and reasons for discrepancies are identified and addressed in future planning.

4 Collect information to inform maintenance scheduling

4.1 Possible uses of information are defined to ensure effective information gathering and analysis, and responsibility for provision of information is assigned.

4.2 Current information is used in programming maintenance work and issuing instructions.

5 Use information to improve service delivery

5.1 Information is analysed to identify possible improvements in service delivery methods.

5.2 Results of analysis and implications are discussed with personnel responsible for the work and improved practices are identified where possible.

5.3 Improvements in service delivery are recommended and implemented within level of authority in line with council policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGOVA613B appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration