Undertake career planning

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 PSPGOV410A, 'Undertake career planning'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Undertake career planning' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Conduct self-assessment

1.1 Life and work experiences, current and potential abilities are identified and ranked in order of importance.

1.2 Personal values and preferences relating to future careers are explored.

1.3 A personal profile is prepared that identifies career related characteristics.

2. Identify possible career opportunities

2.1 Careers are researched to identify those with continuing longevity, and their requirements identified.

2.2 Information sources are identified and explored for indicators, trends and information on potential career opportunities.

2.3 Existing and emerging careers are assessed and their skill/qualification/experience requirements identified.

2.4 The nature of the workforce, trends and opportunities are analysed and associated skill needs identified.

3. Develop and implement career plan

3.1 Preferred future career and associated skill requirements are identified and compared with current strengths.

3.2 Gap analysis is undertaken to identify those skills that are common to both preferred future career and the organisation's requirements.

3.3 Career goals are established and a career plan is developed that identifies immediate priorities as well as a longer term strategy for gaining experience and skills development.

3.4 Career development activities are initiated in accordance with the career plan and organisational legislation, policy and procedures.

4. Monitor progress

4.1 Acquisition of skills and experience is monitored and feedback is obtained on achievement of performance requirements.

4.2 Feedback is considered and integrated as necessary into the career plan.

4.3 The organisation's requirements are monitored and the career plan is adjusted to take account of new information, environment/culture.

4.4 Preferred career requirements and progress towards career goals are monitored and adjusted as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV410A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP42210 - Certificate IV in Government (Workplace Relations)
  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government