Prepare and monitor budgets

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 SITXFIN005A, 'Prepare and monitor budgets'.
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




Prepare budget information.


Determine and confirm scope and nature of budgetary planning activity with relevant colleagues.


Identify, access and interpret data and data sources required for budget preparation.


Analyse internal and externalfactors for potential impact on budget.


Provide relevant colleagues with adequate notice of the opportunity to contribute to the budget planning process.


Prepare budget.


Draft budget, based on analysis of all available information and according to organisation policy.


Estimate income and expenditure and support with valid, reliable and relevant information, including income and expenditure for previous time periods.


Assess and present options where appropriate.


Present recommendations clearly, concisely and in an appropriate format.


Reflect organisation objectives appropriately within the draft budget.


Circulate the draft budget to appropriate individuals for comment.


Finalise budget.


Negotiate budget according to organisation policy and procedures.


Agree and incorporate modifications accurately and in consultation with colleagues.


Complete final budget in required format within designated timelines.


Inform colleagues of final budget decisions and their application within the relevant work area, including reporting and financial management responsibilities.


Monitor and review budget.


Review budget regularly to assess actual performance against estimated performance and prepare accurate financial reports.


Incorporate all financial commitments promptly and accurately into budget and all budget reports.


Investigate and take appropriate action on significant deviations.


Analyse changes in the internal and external environment during budget review, and make adjustments accordingly.


Collect and record relevant information to assist in future budget preparation.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITXFIN005A appears in the following qualifications:

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  • SIT50207 - Diploma of Events
  • SIT40707 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT60207 - Advanced Diploma of Events
  • SIT40307 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIT50307 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40207 - Certificate IV in Tourism
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism