Provide public affairs writing and editorial services

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 PSPGEN081, 'Provide public affairs writing and editorial services'.
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. Research and write publications

1.1 Determine production and deadline requirements, purpose and objectives of the publication.

1.2 Identify sources of information for stories and/or publications.

1.3 Gather and assess information for newsworthiness and audience appeal and determine and approve an approach/story angle.

1.4 Draft, then refine and redraft content until it meets creative, technical and production requirements.

1.5 Submit content for approval and finalise.

2. Prepare speeches

2.1 Gather and assess information for relevance to the topic and the audience.

2.2 Develop ideas and concepts logically and articulate them clearly.

2.3 Prepare speech notes using language that captures the voice of the intended speaker, and allows the message to be delivered clearly and authoritatively.

2.4 Identify potential questions and prepare possible answers in accordance with the content and government policy directions.

2.5 Submit speech notes for review and/or approval, re-draft as required, and finalise.

3. Report on complex/ controversial issues

3.1 Determine output format, purpose, audience and deadline/s.

3.2 Analyse source material for political, social or economic issues relevant to the organisation.

3.3 Identify cultural context of the information and take account of in interpretation.

3.4 Recognise stereotypes, bias, prejudice and motive.

3.5 Identify key issues, separate fact from opinion and explore underlying values and beliefs.

3.6 Synthesise information and prepare documents and submit.

4. Provide editorial services

4.1 Assist others with the preparation of written materials to maintain the writing style and standards for organisational publications.

4.2 Review the purpose, intent and specialist vocabulary of materials prepared by others with the writer/s and edit to conform to organisational style and the target audience.

4.3 Proof and return materials or submit for approval and publication.