Participate in budget and procurement review processes

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 PSPPROC509A, 'Participate in budget and procurement review processes'.
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. Comply with the budget cycle

1.1. Requirements of legislation, policy and guidelines relevant to the budget cycle are identified and incorporated into criteria for decision making.

1.2. Calendar of budget cycle is produced, including identification of approval stages and deadlines.

1.3. Organisation's internal budget processes are documented and explained to staff.

1.4. Compliance strategies are developed to ensure budget process obligations are met, including security requirements.

1.5. Consequences of non-compliance with obligations are identified and strategies to mitigate non-compliance are produced.

2. Meet cabinet and other approval-process requirements

2.1. Appropriate cabinet and/or other approval processes are identified and applied.

2.2. Relevant cabinet documentation templates are used to prepare cabinet papers and submissions.

2.3. Security requirements applicable to cabinet papers and other submissions are adhered to.

2.4. Policy requirements of the organisation applicable to cabinet papers and other submissions are met.

2.5. Internal organisational processes for cabinet submissions are complied with.

3. Prepare a simple business case

3.1. Outcomes expected of the business case are identified.

3.2. Work plans are prepared in consultation with management and other stakeholders to ensure that business case satisfies guidelines and supports expected outcomes.

3.3. Information to support the business case is sourced from inside and outside the organisation and its authenticity and reliability are confirmed.

3.4. Information gathered is organised into concise, logical argument to support required outcomes.

3.5. Appropriate reviewers for the business case are arranged and their comments are incorporated into the final submission.

3.6. Appropriate approval is obtained for the business case.

4. Comply with government procurement review processes

4.1. Requirements of legislation, and policy and probity guidelines for procurement reviews are identified and analysed for relevance to the procurement activity.

4.2. Applicable procurement review processes are built into activity plan.

4.3. Plans are prepared to ensure procurement reviews undertaken by internal or external bodies are provided with assistance required to achieve the review.

4.4. Preparation of records and information is undertaken to enable procurement review to be completed in a timely and efficient way.

5. Implement procurement review recommendations

5.1. Recommendations from procurement review processes are assessed against organisational policies and procedures to determine changes to those policies and procedures necessary to implement the recommendations.

5.2. Organisation-wide implications of recommendations are addressed through communication with areas of the organisation affected by the recommendations.

5.3. Processes for continuous improvement reflecting the recommendations are developed and initiated.

5.4. Evaluation of the implementation of recommendations is undertaken at appropriate intervals to ensure continuous improvement.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPROC509A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52510 - Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)