Assist with specialist policy development

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 PSPPCY002, 'Assist with specialist policy development'.
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. Assist with policy development planning

1.1 Conduct research to identify related policies for context and identify other policies likely to be impacted.

1.2 Identify key internal and external stakeholders ensuring their engagement as early as possible and throughout the policy development process.

1.3 Provide research assistance to determine the content of key aspects to be included in the policy development plan.

2. Research information for policy development

2.1 Identify, evaluate and collate information required to support the policy development process.

2.2 Identify and record gaps, ambiguity and conflicting views, conduct additional research to clarify if necessary and refer to the principal policy developer if required.

3. Contribute to the development of policy options

3.1 Formulate and analyse possible policy options under guidance, to identify strengths and weaknesses.

3.2 Research and prioritise possible criteria for choosing preferred policy options.

4. Assist in drafting policy

4.1 Produce initial drafts or selected sections of the policy.

4.2 Capture written and oral feedback from stakeholders and include in draft as required.

4.3 Monitor the progress of policy development against the timeframe and milestones.

5. Assist with policy dissemination

5.1 Identify recipients for approved policy documents, particularly those responsible for implementing the new or revised policy, and inform them of outcomes.

5.2 Deal with routine enquiries on the release and content of the policy, or refer accordingly.