Conduct planning scheme research

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LGAPLEM513A, 'Conduct planning scheme research'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Clarify purpose of the planning scheme research

1.1 Purpose, parameters and brief for planning scheme research to be conducted are confirmed with relevant senior staff.

1.2 Time frame for the conduct of the research is confirmed with relevant senior staff.

1.3 Required output format for research results is confirmed with relevant senior staff.

2 Identify and access relevant information sources

2.1 Information sources are scanned to identify relevant information that may impact local planning process and scheme.

2.2 Techniques for searching online and print-based resources are practised and refined.

2.3 Strategies for verifying the accuracy, authorship, currency and relevance of sources are identified and used.

2.4 Council procedures and legislative requirements to protect the privacy of personal or commercial information are applied.

3 Identify and analyse the impact of the information on the planning research task

3.1 Information related to the research project is sourced and checked for reliability and accuracy.

3.2 Examples of best practice demonstrated by other councils and planning bodies relevant to research task are sourced and considered.

3.3 Information gathered is collated, analysed and interpreted.

3.4 Results of research process are stored logically and according to standard council procedures.

4 Provide research report

4.1 Conclusions are drawn from available information.

4.2 Report of research findings and conclusions is prepared in required format.

4.3 Areas identified for further research are recorded and reported.

4.4 Report and other information gathered as part of the research process are stored for easy retrieval using standard council processes.

4.5 Report is presented in a timely manner.

Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAPLEM513A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning)