Direct complex project activities

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 PSPPM601B, 'Direct complex project activities'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Direct complex project activities' 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 scope in a strategic context

1.1 Organisational requirements are anticipated/identified and communicated to project developers and managers.

1.2 Project definition studies are undertaken and the results are analysed against similar projects already conducted to determine/approve the scope of projects.

1.3 Project infrastructure is approved in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

1.4 Projects are initiated in accordance with the organisation's strategic direction in consultation with clients.

1.5 Conceptual and analytical skills are applied to develop a management strategy to ensure project objectives and client requirements are met.

1.6 An effective risk management system is developed and applied to ensure project objectives are met within the organisation's accountability framework.

2. Manage establishment of projects

2.1 The political context is managed and stakeholder expectations are influenced in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, to ensure endorsement and whole-of-life support for the project.

2.2 Project scope and objectives are analysed to determine the work breakdown structures to achieve project objectives on time and within budget, and project infrastructure is acquired and allocated.

2.3 Project plans are approved and a personal work plan for checking progress, mentoring, reading reports, providing feedback and authorising approvals is developed in accordance with project requirements.

2.4 Processes identified for monitoring, evaluating and reporting performance against project objectives are established in accordance with project requirements.

3. Manage integration of project activities

3.1 All aspects of the project and related projects are integrated and links are established to ensure objectives remain appropriate.

3.2 Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with project requirements to regularly consult with and provide advice to staff and contractors, and to discuss progress to ensure effective results.

3.3 Stakeholders' motivations are identified and considered in the management of the project.

3.4 Progress is monitored to ensure time, performance, cost and quality of project are achieved, and change proposals are investigated, negotiated and approved in consultation with stakeholders.

3.5 High-level judgment is applied to provide ongoing advice and to resolve disagreements and disputes to the satisfaction of parties involved.

4. Finalise and review project activities

4.1 Finalisation plans are developed to ensure all objectives are achieved, whole-of-life support will be maintained, and transition to next/following projects is facilitated.

4.2 Documented information is evaluated, and lessons learnt are analysed and reported to stakeholders to assist in continuous improvement.

4.3 Evaluation of project achievement against objectives is monitored in accordance with the evaluation framework and is reported to approval authorities and stakeholders in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPM601B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA52210 - Diploma of Public Safety (Compliance)
  • PUA60806 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PUA51709 - Diploma of Public Safety (Test and Evaluation)
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • ICA60308 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (E-Security)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology
  • PSP60904 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
  • PSP61210 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)