Develop public policy

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 PSPPCY008, 'Develop public policy'.
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. Assess the need for public policy development or review

1.1 Identify events, issues or government policies likely to lead to changes to public policy.

1.2 Identify and prioritise the likely implications and impact of factors that might require public policy development in consultation with stakeholders.

1.3 Conduct a critical analysis of the need for new or revised public policy that includes a scan of both internal and external environments, checks related policies for context and identifies other public policy likely to be impacted.

1.4 Recommend priority areas for public policy development or review.

1.5 Confirm the need for public policy development or review and detail supporting evidence.

2. Plan public policy development process

2.1 Confirm the approving authority.

2.2 Identify and analyse issues likely to impact on the policy development process and address them in policy development planning.

2.3 Develop a policy development plan outlining public policy requirements.

3. Gather and analyse information for public policy development

3.1 Identify and engage stakeholders through the establishment and maintenance of a public policy network.

3.2 Gather, analyse and interpret information required.

3.3 Determine and apply an analytical framework.

4. Determine public policy direction

4.1 Obtain strategic input from high-level staff.

4.2 Develop a range of policy options and criteria for choice and communicate to those responsible for selecting the policy direction.

4.3 Determine risk treatments and identify a preferred public policy option.

4.4 Obtain approvals and endorsements.

5. Draft public policy

5.1 Draft public policy using a cyclical process of consultation, feedback, identification of changes and redrafting.

5.2 Implement risk management processes to ensure progress against the timeframe and milestones.

5.3 Develop an implementation plan that details responsibilities for implementation and strategies for transition, change management, and initial and ongoing training and maintenance of the policy.

5.4 Develop mechanisms for monitoring compliance with the policy, quality assurance of the policy, and for evaluation of the policy.

5.5 Develop the policy.

6. Release and promote public policy

6.1 Obtain agreement and clearance for public policy through required channels, and with 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 issues from dissenting stakeholders.

6.3 Release and promote the policy.

6.4 Provide advice to those affected by policy changes.