Determine and prioritise a council works program

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LGAWORK603A, 'Determine and prioritise a council works program'.
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 existing and required levels of service

1.1. Customer expectations regarding levels of service balanced against cost are determined and reviewed using appropriate strategies.

1.2. Minimum levels of service and service targets are set and based on customer expectations.

1.3. Financial, political, social and technical costs of failing to meet targets and minimum levels of service are identified.

1.4. Service targets are included in business strategies.

1.5. Information on proposed types and levels of service is documented and is used to inform customers and council to assess performance against standards.

2. Assess asset renewal/creation options and determine optimal option

2.1. Treatment options to overcome or defer identified failure modes are determined.

2.2. Options for a new asset creation are assessed.

2.3. The cost of each option is determined taking into account total investment, life cycle costs, cash flow and project start/finish dates.

2.4. The benefits of each option are quantified in relation to improved levels of service, increased income, reduced risk cost and extension of effective life.

2.5. Whole-of-life cycle costs of the options under consideration are addressed in assessing the cost and benefit of each option.

2.6. The impact of each option on future maintenance and operations cost is identified.

2.7. The treatment option most suitable for business objectives and available resources is determined and included in forward works program.

3. Prioritise works

3.1. Works are prioritised according to predetermined merit-based selection criteria.

3.2. The level of funding for each asset category is determined and works are rationalised to suit available budget.

3.3. Balance plans and service level agreements are used to balance resource allocation with management plan objectives.

4. Review selection criteria

4.1. Merit-based selection criteria are determined and reviewed in consultation with customer to ensure the currency and relevance of each asset category.

4.2. Options for the review of selection criteria are presented to council as appropriate.

5. Provide information about works programs to customers

5.1. Customer requests for information are responded to promptly.

5.2. Customers are advised of priority status of work in question and the basis of the decision is explained clearly.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAWORK603A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA60104 - Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)