Manage council's development assessment system

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 LGAPLAN511A, 'Manage council's development assessment system'.
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. Establish development assessment system outcomes

1.1. Constraints under which the development assessment system can operate are identified.

1.2. Clear strategic directions for development assessment are developed based on state, regional and local strategies.

1.3. Integrated policy framework is developed through exchanges of development control policies between all key assessment, referral and concurrence agencies.

1.4. Desired outcomes are stated for all planning and development controls.

1.5. Strategies and policies for high quality, sustainable development are clearly specified.

1.6. Innovation and variety are identified in the strategies and policies.

2. Implement the development assessment system

2.1. Policy and assessment systems are clearly documented and separated.

2.2. Relevant strategies, policies and controls are collated and made available for easy access to stakeholders .

2.3. Pre-application processes are established to ensure access information or compliance with conditions for lodgement.

2.4. Processes are established for larger development proposals.

2.5. Processes are established to ensure applicants are able to monitor status of applications.

2.6. All decisions are clearly documented.

2.7. Independent mediation is used for resolving conflict in difficult circumstances.

2.8. Independent appeals process is established with third-party rights for proposals with broad impacts.

2.9. Procedures for compliance and enforcement are clearly articulated and exercised according to council requirements and processes.

3. Monitor the development assessment system

3.1. Management structures and process models applicable to the scope of the development assessment system are identified.

3.2. Council agreement to a management structure and development assessment system, including appropriate resources, is obtained.

3.3. Assessment costs are regularly monitored.

3.4. Human resources requirements, facilities, consumables and equipment needs are identified.

3.5. Assessment agencies are coordinated to avoid unnecessary processes and costs.

3.6. Assessment of applications are monitored.

3.7. All key elements of the assessment process are monitored for effective performance according to desired outcomes.

3.8. Strategies for system improvement are identified and established.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLAN511A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)