Gather and analyse information

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 PSPGOV406B, 'Gather and analyse information'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Gather and analyse information' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify and collect information

1.1 Nature, extent and purpose of required information is identified.

1.2 Internal and external sources are identified and accessed to produce required information in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

1.3 Information is collected, organised, recorded and reported in accordance with organisational procedures and defined guidelines.

1.4 Information collected is organised in a way which enables easy access and retrieval by other staff.

2. Analyse and interpret information

2.1 Information and its sources are critically evaluated for relevance and validity to business/client requirements.

2.2 Basic analysis of information is undertaken as required to identify key issues.

2.3 More detailed analysis of information is carried out as required using relevant techniques including mathematical calculations and methods for numerical/graphical information.

3. Develop and apply workable solutions

3.1 Workable solutions to business/client requirements are developed on consideration of analysed information.

3.2 Proposed solutions are communicated or implemented as required.

4. Present information

4.1 Information is reported in the required format, style, structure and timeframe.

4.2 Information is presented in required medium in accordance with organisational requirements using relevant technology.

5. Maintain information

5.1 A range of standard and complex information systems and operations is used in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

5.2 Information and records are maintained in accordance with organisational procedures to ensure data and system integrity.

5.3 Routine data and records are reconciled as required.

5.4 Inadequacies in system/s relating to information retrieval are identified and corrected or reported to relevant staff as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV406B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA41706 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)
  • PUA41806 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA32709 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA42409 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • PUA40906 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Safety Coordination)
  • PUA42209 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Leadership)
  • PUA51509 - Diploma of Public Safety (Military Leadership)
  • BSB41607 - Certificate IV in Purchasing
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP42410 - Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP42108 - Certificate IV in Government (Revenue Administration)
  • PSP42210 - Certificate IV in Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government
  • TLI60210 - Advanced Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • TLI42010 - Certificate IV in Logistics
  • TLI41510 - Certificate IV in Materiel Logistics

And the skillsets: