Coordinate public affairs events and activities

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PSPPA502A, 'Coordinate public affairs events and activities'.
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. Plan events and activities

1.1 Broad public affairs objectives for the organisation are analysed to ensure that events and activities advance those objectives.

1.2 The range and types of public affairs events/activities are determined in line with broad public affairs objectives, and approvals are obtained in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

1.3 Objectives and target audience/s are determined for each event and activity in line with organisational requirements.

1.4 Project plans are developed to identify the requirements for all aspects of events and activities and to assign responsibilities.

1.5 Risks and likely contingencies are assessed and their management is addressed in project plans.

1.6 Criteria and measures are developed to monitor progress and evaluate achievement of objectives.

2. Implement events and activities

2.1 Resources are obtained and plans are implemented in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.2 Personnel to be involved are briefed and speeches are coordinated as required.

2.3 Events and activities are coordinated in accordance with project plans.

2.4 Contingencies are handled in accordance with organisational risk management arrangements identified in the planning for events/activities.

3. Evaluateimplementation and outcomes

3.1 Coordination and planning of individual events and activities are evaluated and lessons learnt are documented to improve future planning.

3.2 Events and activities are assessed in terms of their effectiveness in reaching the target audience/s and achieving desired target audience response.

3.3 Implementation is assessed in terms of achieving individual objectives and meeting criteria for each event/activity.

3.4 The outcomes of events/activities are assessed in terms of achieving broad public affairs objectives for the organisation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPA502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60806 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PSP50104 - Diploma of Government