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 PSPMNGT610A, '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



1. Contribute to financial bids and estimates

1.1 Organisational initiatives requiring the preparation of bids and estimates are identified in accordance with resource constraint s and organisational needs.

1.2 Information for bids/estimates is substantiated, contains logical assumptions and takes account of strategic plans, government policies and priorities.

1.3 Information for bids/estimates is prepared in accordance with government budgetary requirements including a timeframe to meet critical submission dates.

1.4 Documentation to support bids/estimates is prepared in accordance with budget guidelines.

2. Allocate funds

2.1 Budgets are approved and financial resources are allocated according to organisational priorities/business plan.

2.2 Allocations are made in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and take account of any statutory requirements or constraints.

2.3 Audit trails are maintained to ensure accurate tracking and to identify variances between agreed and actual allocations.

2.4 Financial allocation is monitored against organisational objectives and priorities and corrective action is taken as required in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3. Manage budgets

3.1 Budget management is undertaken that meets the financial accountability requirements of the organisation.

3.2 Expenses are monitored against budget and authorised in accordance with financial delegation and organisational financial controls.

3.3 Financial reports are obtained and provided in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.4 Expenses are monitored through analysis of financial information/reports and problems are resolved or referred in accordance with organisational procedures and financial delegation.

3.5 Expenditure is aligned with service delivery milestones/expectations.

3.6 Changes to the budget are negotiated to account for potential under-spending, delays in service/program delivery, overruns and unneeded line items in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4. Report on financial activities

4.1 Requirements for financial management and reporting are identified in accordance with the public sector financial management framework.

4.2 Financial management and reporting are undertaken in accordance with organisational requirements and public sector financial management policy and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPMNGT610A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60806 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • MEA60110 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
  • MEA60210 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
  • PSP60504 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management)
  • TLI60210 - Advanced Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • TLI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Materiel Logistics