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 PSPPCY006, 'Develop organisation policy'.
- Google Links
- links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
- Reference books for 'Develop organisation policy' 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
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. Assess the need for policy development and/or review
1.1 Identify internal and external factors, issues, events, directions or government and/or board policies likely to cause changes to organisation policy.
1.2 Identify the likely implications and impact of factors on policy development in consultation with stakeholders.
1.3 Conduct a critical analysis of the need for new or revised policy including a scan of the wider internal and external environment.
1.4 Recommend priority areas for policy development and/or review.
1.5 Detail confirmation of the need for policy development and/or review with supporting evidence.
2. Plan the policy development process
2.1 Confirm the approving authority and relevant organisational procedures and protocols.
2.2 Identify and analyse issues likely to impact on the policy development process and address risks in planning.
2.3 Outline policy requirements in a policy development plan.
3. Gather and analyse information for policy development
3.1 Identify and engage with stakeholders through the establishment and maintenance of a representative and relevant policy network.
3.2 Identify, gather, analyse and interpret information required to support the policy development process.
3.3 Determine and apply an analytical framework for the development of the policy.
4. Determine policy direction
4.1 Develop a range of policy options and criteria for choice and communicate them to those responsible for selecting the policy direction.
4.2 Promote specific policy options to executives within the organisation.
4.3 Recommend preferred policy option.
4.4 Determine risk treatments in accordance with the policy development plan.
4.5 Obtain approvals.
5. Draft policy
5.1 Implement a cyclical process of consultation, feedback, identification of changes and re drafting.
5.2 Implement risk management processes in accordance with the policy development plan to ensure progress against the timeframe and milestones.
5.3 Add an implementation plan in the policy that details responsibilities for implementation and strategies for transition, change management, initial and ongoing training and maintenance of the policy.
5.4 Add mechanisms within the policy for monitoring compliance, quality assurance, and evaluation of the policy.
6. Finalise development of policy
6.1 Clear policy through organisational channels, and gain agreement of critical stakeholders.
6.2 Ensure all stakeholders, particularly those who will be responsible for implementing the new or revised policy, are informed of the outcomes, and manage fallout from dissenting stakeholders.
6.3 Release and promote policy.