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 PSPMNGT613A, 'Develop partnering arrangements'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Develop partnering arrangements' 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. Explore partnering opportunities
1.1 Rigorous assessment is undertaken to establish the potential for private sector involvement in the delivery of public sector services or infrastructure.
1.2 Need, affordability and priority for private sector partnering are determined to ensure the public interest is fully protected.
1.3 The service/infrastructure requirement to be provided through a partnering arrangement is identified, benefits to the community are confirmed and potential partners are identified.
2. Assess feasibility
2.1 A full feasibility study is conducted that includes environmental analysis, social impact and cost-benefit analysis to confirm the merits of partnering options for financing, delivery and value for money.
2.2 A full assessment of risk is conducted, including the risks and costs the government would be prepared to retain.
2.3 A detailed assessment of costs and potential revenue streams is undertaken and a comparison is undertaken with the costs associated with public sector provision.
2.4 Community stakeholders are consulted to provide input in the feasibility and planning stages of any partnering arrangement.
3. Establish partnering arrangements
3.1 Detailed requirements are determined for the partnering arrangement in accordance with government policy and priorities.
3.2 Procurement options are investigated, including a full public tender process, in accordance with legislative and organisational requirements.
3.3 Contracts are arranged that specify partnering duration, outputs, benefits and performance incentives, if any, in accordance with government policy and procedures.
3.4 Risk is allocated to whichever party is best able to manage it and an accountability structure and approval process is developed.
3.5 Government approvals are obtained and contractual arrangements are entered into in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
4. Foster productive partnering relationships
4.1 Reasons/benefits for the partnering arrangement, roles, limitations and expectations are affirmed throughout the life of the relationship.
4.2 Ongoing communication is used to confirm vision, agreed goals, outcomes, measures of performance, agreed accountabilities and the limits of the arrangement for both parties.
4.3 Ethical standards and public sector accountabilities are maintained and, when necessary, explained to partners in a manner suited to their requirements.
4.4 Strategies for solving problems and dealing with conflict are agreed and used in accordance with organisational policy and procedures to build trust/mutual respect for the benefit of both parties.