Manage complex 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 PSPPM502B, 'Manage complex projects'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage complex 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. Manage start-up activities

1.1 Project plans are refined in consultation with steering committee and team members, and precise details are included for schedules of activities, milestones and resources.

1.2 Required systems are established and maintained throughout the project in accordance with the complexity of the project and in line with the project plan.

1.3 Project team members' understanding of and commitment to fulfilling the project requirements and their roles and responsibilities for the duration of the project are confirmed.

1.4 Project management tools are selected and applied effectively to achieve project outcomes.

2. Manage project implementation

2.1 Integration and management of complex project activities are handled in accordance with the project plan.

2.2 Leadership and required development are provided to the project team, and morale, stress levels and triggers are managed throughout the life of the project in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.3 Stakeholder input and expectations are managed throughout the project in accordance with the communication plan.

2.4 Disagreements and disputes are resolved to the satisfaction of stakeholders or referred to a higher authority in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

2.5 Project change proposals are negotiated, agreed and documented in accordance with policy and procedures.

3. Manage project integration

3.1 All aspects of the project and related projects are integrated and links are established to ensure objectives are met in accordance with the project plan.

3.2 Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with the communication plan and staff and contractors are regularly consulted to discuss progress and ensure effective results.

3.3 Project integration is monitored, and management plans and any related contracts are reviewed and amended as appropriate, with results reported in accordance with mechanisms identified in the communication plan.

3.4 Ongoing progress is monitored against agreed milestones in accordance with the project plan to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the project.

3.5 Programmed review of objectives and achievement is planned and implemented in accordance with the project plan.

4. Coordinate project follow-up activities

4.1 Significant judgment is applied in the analysis of project deliverables against specifications, performance standards and project objectives, and the results are reported to stakeholders.

4.2 Support package arrangements are identified and offered to stakeholders who will be required to apply the project results.

4.3 Options for stakeholders to take account of environmental and cultural factors in applying the project results are included in the support package.

4.4 Operational and support authorities are consulted to investigate any testing/trialling/building and evaluation requirements resulting from the project, and funding implications estimated in project report.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPM502B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PMB50107 - Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PMB60107 - Advanced Diploma of Polymer Technology
  • PUA52210 - Diploma of Public Safety (Compliance)
  • PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • PUA51410 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Proof and Experimental)
  • PMC60110 - Advanced Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • PMC50110 - Diploma of Manufactured Mineral Products
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA50605 - Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
  • ICA50805 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Analysis and Design)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50505 - Diploma of Information Technology (Database Design and Development)
  • ICA50905 - Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)
  • CSC50107 - Diploma of Correctional Administration
  • PSP51204 - Diploma of Government (Occupational Health Safety)
  • PSP51304 - Diploma of Government (Project Management)
  • AHC50810 - Diploma of Production Nursery Management
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51310 - Diploma of Pest Management
  • AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation Management
  • AHC51210 - Diploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture