Manage public sector financial resources

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 PSPMGT009, 'Manage public sector financial resources'.
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. Contribute to financial bids and estimates

1.1 Identify organisational initiatives requiring the preparation of bids and estimates in accordance with resource constraints and organisational needs.

1.2 Substantiate information for bids and/or estimates, ensuring it contains logical assumptions and takes account of strategic plans, government policies and priorities.

1.3 Prepare information for bids and/or estimates including a timeframe to meet critical submission dates.

1.4 Prepare documentation to support bids and/or estimates in accordance with budget guidelines.

2. Allocate funds

2.1 Approve budgets and allocate financial resources.

2.2 Make allocations and take account of any statutory requirements or constraints.

2.3 Maintain audit trails to ensure tracking and to identify variances between agreed and actual allocations.

2.4 Monitor financial allocation against organisational objectives and priorities and take corrective action as required.

3. Manage budgets

3.1 Undertake budget management that meets the financial accountability requirements of the organisation.

3.2 Monitor expenses against budget and authorise in accordance with financial delegation and organisational financial controls.

3.3 Obtain and provide financial reports.

3.4 Monitor expenses through analysis of financial information and resolve or refer problems in accordance with financial delegation.

3.5 Align expenditure with service delivery expectations.

3.6 Negotiate changes to the budget to account for potential under-spending, delays in service delivery, overruns and unneeded line items.

4. Report on financial activities

4.1 Identify requirements for financial management and reporting in accordance with the public sector financial management framework.

4.2 Undertake financial management and reporting.