Plan to manage a contract

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 PSPPROC506A, 'Plan to manage a contract'.
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. Confirm contract requirements

1.1. Legislation, public sector standards and organisational requirements relating to probity, financial management, approvals and other considerations are identified for inclusion in the contract management plan.

1.2. Contract requirements are re-confirmed with all parties.

1.3. Obligations to the contractor, limits of authority and delegations relating to contract are determined according to contractual arrangements and organisational policy and procedures.

1.4. Start-up or transition arrangements are confirmed.

2. Prepare contract management plan

2.1. Contract risks are identified and risk management plan is developed in line with contract requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

2.2. Procedures to identify, receive and address contract variations are determined according to contract requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

2.3. Procedures to investigate, resolve or refer disputes or complaints are determined according to contract requirements and organisational policy and procedures.

2.4. Key performance indicators are developed and negotiated, and administrative processes are identified and approved for the life of the contract according to organisational policy procedures.

2.5. Contract management plan that addresses key elements is documented, approved and maintained according to organisational requirements.

2.6. Expected standards of behaviour, probity and privacy principles are applied to all elements of contract management plan.

2.7. Environmental, sustainability and corporate social responsibility principles are applied to all elements of contract management plan.

3. Develop stakeholder relationships

3.1. Stakeholder networks and relationships are identified.

3.2. Networking strategies are used, within probity boundaries, to establish, develop and maintain working relationships to promote benefits to the contract requirements.

3.3. Confidence of stakeholders is developed and maintained through high standards of behaviour and ethical conduct.

3.4. Negotiation strategies are used to achieve positive outcomes when difficult situations arise.

3.5. Communication requirements are identified and confirmed in line with contractual obligations and stakeholder needs.

4. Implement contract strategies

4.1. Requirements of confidentiality and freedom of information are identified for the contract.

4.2. Communication/information strategy is developed that matches needs of the organisation, the contract and the contractor's business environment.

4.3. Contract review requirements are established with stakeholders.

4.4. Contract review strategy is developed to review management of the contract, contractor performance and user satisfaction.

5. Implement contractual arrangements

5.1. Business relationship with contractor is established and managed according to organisational policy and procedures and probity requirements.

5.2. Start-up or transition arrangements are implemented.

5.3. Financial, administrative and information management processes are established.

5.4. Contractual arrangements are implemented according to contract management plan.

5.5. Appropriate contract records are maintained for the life of the contract.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP50107 - Diploma of Water Operations
  • PSP52510 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • TLI60210 - Advanced Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • TLI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • TLI50210 - Diploma of Materiel Logistics
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics