This unit applies to workers who, working with a management team, has responsibility for ensuring that physical resources are sourced and available for operational and support requirements.
PUAMAN002B Administer work group resources (Fire sector specific)
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Plan, determine and review physical resource requirements
1.1 Resource requirements are determined in line with demonstrated needs.
1.2 Cost benefit analyses demonstrate the return to the organisation.
1.3 Resource requirements are consolidated, rationalised and prioritised across workplaces.
1.4 Resource requirements are negotiated and acquired in the context of organisational priorities and budget.
1.5 Replacement/acquisition/refurbishment of major items are scheduled based on expected lifetime of equipment and anticipated needs of the organisation.
2. Direct and coordinate the acquisition and allocation of physical resources
2.1 Resources are acquired and deployed in accordance with organisational needs.
2.2 Resources inventory is established and maintained for easy tracking of resource location/history.
2.3 Maintenance schedules and budgets are developed and approved in consultation with stakeholders with due regard to occupational health and safety needs and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
2.4 Systems are developed and implemented which facilitate collection, processing and management of data on resource use and maintenance/asset management.
2.5 Resource performance is evaluated against agreed standards, to ensure efficient, effective and safe operation.
2.6 Resource use is maintained to ensure operational requirements are met.
2.7 Resources are re-allocated or disposed in accordance with organisational policy and procedures as necessary for maximum performance across the organisation.
3. Evaluate and report on physical resource provision
3.1 Effectiveness of resource acquisition and allocation is monitored and assessed to meet organisational needs.
3.2 Inefficiencies in resources provision are identified and corrected.
3.3 Acquisition and allocation of resources and costs incurred are recorded and reported.
This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.
analyse costs and benefits of resource acquisition and utilisation
develop maintenance schedules and budgets
evaluate resource performance
monitor the effectiveness of resources acquisition and allocation
utilise resource inventory
organisational policy and procedures relating to physical resource acquisition and allocation
resource management systems
stock handling procedures
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
It is essential for this unit that competence be demonstrated in knowledge and application of asset management in a wide range of contexts in achieving the organisation's objectives.
Consistency in performance
Evidence should be gathered over a period of time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Context of assessment
Evidence of competent performance should be obtained by observing an individual in a physical resource management role within the workplace or exercise or operational environment.
Knowledge may be assessed through written assignments, projects, reports, debriefings and action learning projects.
Specific resources for assessment
No special requirements.
The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
fixtures and plant
stock and supplies
Acquisition and allocation of resources based on:
type of physical resource
cost of use
hazard and risk analysis
Organisational policy and procedures may vary between sectors and organisations and may include:
legislation relevant to the management of physical resources
legislation relevant to the organisation, operational, corporate and strategic plans
organisational performance standards
organisational personnel practices and guidelines
organisational quality standards
Budget formats may include:
zero based budgeting
line item budgeting
organisation – specific budgets
output and outcome budgeting
Budget may include:
output investment proposals
Stakeholders may include:
owners of leased property
vehicles or equipment
Monitoring physical resource provision may include:
partial or full audits of physical resources
Expected lifetime of equipment may include:
organisation’s corporate and strategic plans
organisation’s financial and other resource management guidelines
capacity of equipment to perform to operational requirements
Reporting requirements may include:
completion of proformas
completion of forms
government budget submission proformas
This unit contains employability skills.