Develop public sector financial strategies

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 PSPGEN080, 'Develop public sector financial strategies'.
Google Links
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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. Develop linkages between strategic planning outcomes and financial management processes

1.1 Provide financial management authority and autonomy within organisational and program structures to enable outcomes to be achieved.

1.2 Structure financial processes to ensure manageable linkages to program outputs while retaining internal controls.

1.3 Organise activities to be funded or managed into programs and subprograms to reflect logical groupings of organisational objectives that address current government policy and strategy.

1.4 Develop linkages to outputs and outcomes in accordance with the organisation’s business and longer term plans.

2. Establish and maintain a financial risk management strategy

2.1 Identify and measure current and potential risk exposures, including alternative profiles.

2.2 Implement and monitor cost effective policies and procedures for minimising and managing exposures.

2.3 Document and review financial risk management policies and practices.

2.4 Identify and resource learning, development and support needs to assist staff to effectively manage risk.

3. Establish and maintain a taxation strategy

3.1 Determine exposure to applicable state or territory and federal taxes and develop a strategy to increase taxation awareness within the organisation.

3.2 Seek, provide and use strategic taxation advice in the development of the strategy.

3.3 Establish and maintain a cost-effective strategy to capture, quantify, minimise and pay taxation liabilities in accordance with law.

4. Establish resource requirements in financial terms

4.1 Determine physical asset and human resource requirements in accordance with program requirements.

4.2 Use financial analysis techniques to evaluate and approve alternative and new resource allocation proposals.

4.3 Establish processes to allocate resources efficiently, effectively and economically in accordance with prioritised strategic and operational plans.

4.4 Establish service delivery requirements.

4.5 Develop and maintain a strategic asset plan and submit it for approval.

5. Develop financial bids and estimates

5.1 Cost organisational initiatives and prepare bids and/or estimates in accordance with budgetary processes and requirements.

5.2 Link bids and/or estimates to organisational priorities, based on substantiated information and logical assumptions, taking account of resource constraints and organisational needs.

5.3 Develop bids and/or estimates to reflect outstanding liabilities and receipt collections and prepare to meet critical submission dates.

5.4 Prepare supporting documentation to justify bids and/or estimates.