Provide public affairs advisory service

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 PSPGEN084, 'Provide public affairs advisory service'.
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. Advise on sensitive situations

1.1 Maintain close communication with national, regional and local media to identify and anticipate issues of significance to the organisation.

1.2 Identify and assess trends, public opinion and perspectives for their impact on the organisation.

1.3 Provide advice on sensitive issues as they arise and on emerging issues that may be politically sensitive for the organisation.

1.4 Ensure advice is based on well-researched background information, is objective and meets the organisation’s needs.

1.5 Ensure advice includes strategies for dealing with sensitive situations while maintaining confidentiality, and handling breaches of confidentiality.

2. Advise on reactions to organisational action

2.1 Analyse proposed organisational policies, programs and actions for their impact on clients and/or the public.

2.2 Provide advice on anticipated or actual public and media reaction to proposed organisational changes.

2.3 Include in advice given strategies for ensuring full understanding of the benefits of change, minimising damage to the organisation’s image and reputation, and recommendations to counter negative publicity.

2.4 Provide candid, objective and confidential advice.

3. Advise on organisational materials

3.1 Analyse draft materials produced by the organisation for political, social or economic issues relevant to the government as a whole, the intended audience and/or the public.

3.2 Identify cultural context of the information in terms of its relevance or otherwise to the target audience and the general population.

3.3 Identify stereotypes, bias, prejudice and motive and highlight for amendment.

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

3.5 Synthesise information and prepare advice or feedback to ensure publications meet organisational standards and contribute to public affairs outcomes.