Lead a project development

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 NWP704A, 'Lead a project development'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Lead a project development' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan the project.

1.1 Clarify project brief with relevant personnel.

1.2 Identify and quantify human and financial resources to support management of project.

1.3 Assemble and brief project team.

1.4 Negotiate and finalise organisational requirements and procedures for management of project.

1.5 Identify and address legislative requirements relevant to project in the planning process.

1.6 Develop project goals, objectives and performance indicators in consultation with relevant personnel and stakeholders and follow organisational procedures.

1.7 Plan project according to organisational requirements and using appropriate planning tools.

2Manage the project.

2.1 Communicate project plan to project team and clarify and allocate resourcing and accountabilities.

2.2 Monitor, record and report progress of project against milestones of project plan and according to organisational requirements.

2.3 Integrate range of tasks that comprise project to ensure efficient completion.

2.4 Consult stakeholders regarding progress of project and inform development.

2.5 Negotiate, record and communicate required changes to project plan.

2.6 Finalise project according to project plan and organisational procedures.

3Manage project risk.

3.1 Identify potential risks to successful completion of project through extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders and personnel.

3.2 Analyse identified risks for likelihood of occurrence and their potential consequences.

3.3 Develop risk management or control plans to eliminate or reduce potential for risk events and consequences.

3.4 Review risk management or control plans periodically during life of the project and assess them for their adequacy, timeliness and effectiveness in risk mitigation.

4Deliver quality project outcomes.

4.1 Identify and record quality requirements for successful completion of project and communicate them to project team members.

4.2 Identify and use quality management methods, techniques and tools to support and manage project.

4.3 Assess outcomes of project for compliance with required quality standards.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP704A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP70107 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Water Industry Leadership
  • MTM70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • MTM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Agribusines