Manage contracts

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 PSPPCM007, 'Manage contracts'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage contracts' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

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. Prepare to manage a contract

1.1 Confirm and clarify contract requirements, approvals and funding arrangements and identify obligations and limits of authority.

1.2 Clarify and assist with contract administration issues by contacting specialists and stakeholders and confirm operational elements of the contract.

1.3 Identify and clarify key contract clauses.

1.4 Identify and confirm process, timings, and key performance indicators with stakeholders.

1.5 Develop or review the risk management plan.

1.6 Develop or obtain contract management strategy and enter key details from the contract.

1.7 Form contract management team and allocate roles and responsibilities.

2. Implement a contract management strategy

2.1 Confirm and implement start-up or transition arrangements.

2.2 Establish information and contractor and stakeholder communication strategies.

2.3 Monitor and update risk management plan.

2.4 Manage relationship with contractors and stakeholders.

2.5 Obtain specialist expertise as necessary for progress meetings and for advice on or resolution of contract issues.

2.6 Maintain contract information and documentation.

3. Monitor and maintain performance of a contract

3.1 Ensure obligations to contractor and stakeholders are met.

3.2 Use monitoring and control measures and performance indicators to manage performance of contract and ensure that all obligations under the agreement are being met.

3.3 Manage contract variations.

3.4 Investigate and resolve or refer disputes and complaints.

3.5 Manage negotiation of contract issues.

3.6 Maintain communication with all stakeholders on the performance of the contract.

4. Complete and review contract

4.1 Confirm client satisfaction with contract deliverables.

4.2 Finalise, amend, cancel or terminate contracts.

4.3 Manage close-out, and renewal of contract or transition to a new contract.

4.4 Review contract management, contractor performance, user satisfaction and audit results.

4.5 Document and explain variances to measures or outcomes that are not met in full.

4.6 Report on contractor performance and review contract management practice and make recommendations for improvement.