Provide support to Parliament

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 PSPGEN030, 'Provide support to Parliament'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Exercise Parliamentary protocols

1.1 Identify confidential and sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality.

1.2 Identify and apply Parliamentary conventions and traditions according to the occasion, location and participants.

1.3 Identify and adhere to strict protocols for Parliament, and assist others in the application of these protocols in accordance with required behaviour.

1.4 Assess situations and conduct self to suit the occasion.

1.5 Assess situations where apparently conflicting protocols might apply and decide on appropriate action, or refer for advice.

2. Provide secretariat services

2.1 Identify the scope and type of committee, and the Chair’s role and responsibilities to ensure the provision of advice and administrative support meets committee requirements.

2.2 Provide administrative services to support the committee system and the individual inquiries.

2.3 Provide briefing papers for meetings and information gathering activities in the timeframe set by the relevant committee.

2.4 Provide drafting services that result in reports that are well structured, defensible, based on comprehensive and balanced information and meet organisational requirements for style, language and content.

2.5 Implement strategies to ensure the effective promotion of committee reports.

3. Research and present information and advice

3.1 Conduct research to respond to requests for information and/or advice and to support the information gathering activities of committees.

3.2 Determine the context, purpose and audience for the information and/or advice and develop a research methodology to suit.

3.3 Analyse policy and legislation, search databases and conduct interviews as required to obtain the necessary information in accordance with the research methodology.

3.4 Provide, analyse and present information and/or advice.

3.5 Respond to requests for information and/or advice or provide information on what steps are being taken to address the request.

4. Assist in the preparation of proposed legislation

4.1 Provide administrative services to support departmental processes for the preparation and submission of proposed legislation.

4.2 Provide administrative services to support the Parliamentary and Cabinet process for the enacting of legislation.

4.3 Provide administrative support to assist with the drafting of amendments and Private Members’ Bills.

5. Provide community liaison and Parliamentary relations services

5.1 Implement strategies to promote public awareness of, and participation in, committee inquiries.

5.2 Promote inter Parliamentary relations through the provision of advice and support that facilitates the conduct of Parliament’s regional and international affairs.

5.3 Assist incoming and/or outgoing delegations and Parliamentary visitors in accordance with the agreed program and visit objectives.

5.4 Facilitate international cooperation through provision of assistance and information.

6. Present seminars

6.1 Update seminar content and supporting documentation and tailor to meet specific audience needs and interests.

6.2 Provide information and education services to promote public knowledge and awareness of, and interaction with, the Parliament.

6.3 Seek feedback from seminar participants to gauge satisfaction and suggestions for improvement, and act on recommendations.