Manage complex projects

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 MSL916005A, 'Manage complex projects'.
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. Interpret brief and design feasible project plan

1.1. Interpret and confirm project objectives, deliverables, constraints and principal work activities

1.2. Determine resource requirements, including personnel, equipment and materials

1.3. Develop a detailed implementation plan for the project outlining methodology, milestones and budget

1.4. Identify roles and responsibilities of project team members

1.5. Analyse quality requirements to ensure compliance with quality standards

1.6. Develop risk management strategies and risk management plans to ensure successful and timely outcomes

2. Establish and implement project plan

2.1. Brief team members about the project and allocate roles and responsibilities, balancing job roles and skills development opportunities

2.2. Establish communication and reporting mechanisms

2.3. Implement agreed time management strategies to ensure milestones are met

2.4. Apply agreed quality requirements to measure performance and outcomes

3. Manage project

3.1. Monitor and report progress of activities in relation to the project plan

3.2. Ensure income and expenditure is in line with the agreed project plan and budget

3.3. Work with the team to analyse and diagnose problems and to determine corrective actions

3.4. Implement agreed variations to the plan to accommodate changing situations

3.5. Maintain accurate records and communication with stakeholders and project team members

4. Finalise project

4.1. Ensure project objectives are met and deliverables are provided on time and within budget

4.2. Complete all reporting requirements

5. Evaluate project methodology

5.1. Assess the effectiveness of resource management in delivering project outcomes

5.2. Evaluate the effectiveness of communication processes used throughout the project

5.3. Recommend improvements for future projects

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSL916005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology
  • PMC70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Refractories Engineering
  • MTM50111 - Diploma of Meat Processing
  • MTM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Meat Processing
  • MSL50109 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology
  • MSL60109 - Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Operations