Provide policy advice

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 PSPPOL602A, 'Provide policy advice'.
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



1. Interpret and advise on public policy

1.1 Policy is analysed and interpretations on its intent and implications are provided in accordance with organisational procedures.

1.2 Interpretive advice is provided on the relevant acts, regulations, procedures, codes of practice, standards and guidelines related to policy, in accordance with organisational procedures.

1.3 Written interpretations are provided, supported by defensible evidence and reflect consideration of their intended use and consequences in accordance with legislative requirements.

1.4 Policy advice is communicated in a manner that addresses the requirements of users.

1.5 Policy questions referred by policy staff are resolved or consultative mechanisms are used to gain additional clarification or opinions.

2. Provide input to policy evaluation and review

2.1 Policy feedback data is captured and analysed to identify strengths, weaknesses, and any implementation issues in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.2 Both planned and unintentional outcomes of policy implementation are analysed and feedback is provided against the evaluation criteria in the policy implementation plan.

2.3 A comparison of the intended versus actual outcomes of policy implementation is prepared and provided in accordance with organisational procedures.

2.4 The internal and external environments are monitored for policy implications, and strategies are prepared to respond to potential or impending policy changes in accordance with organisational requirements.

2.5 Recommendations for continuous improvement, termination or succession of policies are prepared in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPOL602A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP51404 - Diploma of Government (Policy Development)
  • PSP60504 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management)
  • TLI60210 - Advanced Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • TLI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Materiel Logistics