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 PSPGOV409A, 'Provide support to Parliament'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide support to Parliament' 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. Exercise Parliamentary protocols

1.1 Confidential and sensitive issues are identified and confidentiality maintained in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

1.2 Parliamentary conventions and traditions are identified and applied according to the occasion, location and participants.

1.3 Strict protocols for Parliament are identified and adhered to, and others are assisted in the application of these protocols in accordance with required behaviour.

1.4 Occasions/situations are assessed and conduct is exercised to suit the occasion and comply with public sector standards and code/s of conduct.

1.5 Situations where apparently conflicting protocols might apply are assessed and decisions made on appropriate action, or referred for advice in accordance with policy and guidelines.

2. Provide secretariat services

2.1 The scope and type of committee/inquiry, and the Chair's role and responsibilities are identified to ensure the provision of advice and administrative support meets committee requirements.

2.2 Administrative services are provided to support the committee system and the conduct of individual inquiries in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.3 Briefing papers are provided for meetings and information gathering activities in the timeframe set by the relevant committee.

2.4 Report drafting services are provided 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 Strategies are implemented to ensure the effective promotion of committee reports in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3. Research and present information and advice

3.1 Research is conducted to respond to requests for information/advice and to support the information gathering activities of committees in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.2 The context, purpose and audience for the information/advice is determined and a research methodology is developed to suit.

3.3 Policy and legislation are analysed, databases searched and interviews conducted as required to obtain the necessary information in accordance with the research methodology.

3.4 Information/advice is provided that is logical, balanced and comprehensive, and is analysed and presented in accordance with the purpose for which it was requested.

3.5 Requests for information/advice are responded to immediately or information is provided on what steps are being taken to address the request.

4. Assist in the preparation of proposed legislation

4.1 Administrative services are provided to support departmental processes for the preparation and submission of proposed legislation in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.2 Administrative services are provided to support the Parliamentary and Cabinet process for the enacting of legislation in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4.3 Administrative support is provided to assist with the drafting of amendments and Private Members' Bills in accordance with organisational requirements.

5. Provide community liaison and Parliamentary relations services

5.1 Strategies are implemented to promote public awareness of, and participation in, committee inquiries in accordance with organisational requirements.

5.2 Inter-Parliamentary relations are promoted through the provision of advice and support that facilitates the conduct of Parliament's regional and international affairs.

5.3 Incoming/outgoing delegations and Parliamentary visitors are assisted in accordance with the agreed program and visit objectives.

5.4 International cooperation is facilitated through provision of assistance and information in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

6. Present seminars

6.1 Seminar content and supporting documentation is regularly updated and tailored to meet specific audience needs and interests.

6.2 Information and education services are provided to promote public knowledge and awareness of, and interaction with, the Parliament in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

6.3 Feedback is obtained from seminar participants to gauge satisfaction and suggestions for improvement, and recommendations are acted on as required in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV409A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government