Develop internal and external networks

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 PSPGOV418A, 'Develop internal and external networks'.
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



1. Build and maintain networks

1.1 Networking opportunities are identified and pursued to maximise a range of personal industry contacts.

1.2 Information regarding new network opportunities is communicated to inform colleagues and managers of the potential benefits to the organisation of involvement.

1.3 The level of usefulness of existing networks is assessed against current involvement, and adjustments are made to improve or downgrade relationships.

1.4 Participation is maintained in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain personal knowledge and skills.

2. Establish and maintain working relationships

2.1 Network strategies are used to establish and maintain working relationships that promote benefits consistent with organisational objectives.

2.2 Trust and confidence of key stakeholders is gained and maintained through high standards of ethical practice.

2.3 Negotiation and collaborative problem solving are used to achieve positive outcomes when difficult situations arise.

2.4 Formal and informal communication channels are established and maintained to exchange information and ideas in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

2.5 Networking is built in to professional and organisational planning regimes to maximise its usefulness to the organisation.

3. Represent and promote the organisation

3.1 The organisation's interests and requirements are represented and promoted using a range of strategies tailored to diverse participants in the networks.

3.2 Information on organisational issues, policies and practices authorised for public presentation is provided orally and in writing in accordance with network requirements.

3.3 Feedback is obtained from stakeholders to identify and develop ways to improve promotional activities within available resources.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV418A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP42410 - Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government