Design simple projects

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 PSPPM401B, 'Design simple projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design simple projects' 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



1. Identify project requirements

1.1 A rationale for the project is outlined that identifies the purpose, outcomes and likely benefits for the user/s.

1.2 Stakeholders are identified and their input is obtained at the planning stage to ensure the project proposal and its objectives are required and achievable.

1.3 The project environment is assessed and environmental issues are addressed in the project proposal.

1.4 Project parameters are determined and a project proposal is completed to organisational standards and within guidelines.

1.5 The project proposal is structured so it is compatible with organisational objectives and other organisational projects, and is designed in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures and in consultation with specialists to meet user/client requirements.

2. Prepare business case

2.1 Research and analysis is undertaken to identify impacts and risks, constraining factors and alternate options.

2.2 Options and solutions are identified, advice is obtained and recommendations are made in accordance with the strategic direction of the organisation/work unit.

2.3 A report is prepared that demonstrates a business case for the project in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.4 Approvals for the project proposal are obtained in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

3. Prepare project plan

3.1 Project scope is determined in terms of objectives, outcomes and project deliverables.

3.2 Specialists are consulted where necessary, to advise on potential risks, and options to manage risks are investigated and recorded in the project plan.

3.3 Each of the parameters identified in the proposal are addressed in the project plan in consultation with relevant parties and appropriate approvals are sought and recorded.

3.4 Project management tools are utilised for planning in accordance with project requirements.

3.5 Project outputs are determined that are measurable and achievable and indicators to monitor the performance of the project are developed, under guidance, and agreed by relevant parties in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

4. Establish project infrastructure

4.1 An implementation strategy is developed in accordance with the project plan and organisational guidelines, and presented to stakeholders to gain project support.

4.2 Terms of reference and project infrastructure requirements for set-up and implementation of the project are clarified in the implementation strategy in accordance with the project plan.

4.3 Resources are obtained to set up the project office, and roles and responsibilities are assigned to team members and stakeholders as agreed in the project plan.

4.4 Processes identified for monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance against project objectives are established in accordance with the project plan.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPM401B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM40110 - Certificate IV in Animal Control and Regulation
  • PUA41706 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Infantry Operations)
  • PUA41806 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PUA41206 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Armoured Operations)
  • PUA41306 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Artillery Operations)
  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA42409 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • PUA42010 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PSP41104 - Certificate IV in Government (Occupational Health Safety)
  • PSP41204 - Certificate IV in Government (Project Management)
  • TLI41510 - Certificate IV in Materiel Logistics