Participate in budget and procurement review processes

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 PSPPCM014, 'Participate in budget and procurement review processes'.
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. Comply with the budget cycle

1.1 Identify and incorporate requirements of legislation, policy and guidelines relevant to the budget cycle into criteria for decision making.

1.2 Produce calendar of budget cycle, including identification of approval stages and deadlines.

1.3 Document and explain organisation’s internal budget processes to staff.

1.4 Develop compliance strategies to ensure budget process obligations are met, including security requirements.

1.5 Identify consequences of non-compliance with obligations and produce strategies to mitigate non-compliance.

2. Meet cabinet and other approval process

2.1 Identify and apply appropriate cabinet and/or other approval processes.

2.2 Use relevant cabinet documentation templates to prepare cabinet papers and submissions.

2.3 Adhere to security requirements applicable to cabinet papers and other submissions.

2.4 Meet policy requirements of the organisation applicable to cabinet papers and other submissions.

2.5 Comply with internal organisational processes for cabinet submissions.

3. Prepare a simple business case

3.1 Identify outcomes expected of the business case.

3.2 Prepare work plans in consultation with management and other stakeholders to ensure that business case satisfies guidelines and supports expected outcomes.

3.3 Seek information to support the business case from inside and outside the organisation and confirm its authenticity and reliability.

3.4 Organise information gathered into concise, logical arguments to support required outcomes.

3.5 Arrange appropriate reviewers for the business case and incorporate their comments into the final submission.

4. Comply with government procurement review processes

4.1 Identify and analyse requirements of legislation, and policy and probity guidelines for procurement reviews for relevance to the procurement activity.

4.2 Build applicable procurement review processes into activity plan.

4.3 Prepare plans to ensure procurement reviews undertaken by internal or external bodies are provided with assistance required to achieve the review.

4.4 Prepare records and information to enable procurement review to be completed in a prompt and efficient way.

5. Implement procurement review recommendations

5.1 Assess recommendations from procurement review processes against organisational policies and procedures.

5.2 Address organisation-wide implications of recommendations through communication with areas of the organisation affected by the recommendations.

5.3 Develop and initiate processes for continuous improvement reflecting the recommendations.

5.4 Evaluate the implementation of recommendations at appropriate intervals to ensure continuous improvement.