Buy and monitor media

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 BSBADV406A, 'Buy and monitor media'.
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. Plan the purchasing of media

1.1. Confirm the requirements of the advertising brief

1.2. Establish the causal relationship between marketing communications and media objectives

1.3. Determine how the creative strategy and execution will impact on the proposed media strategy

1.4. Identify how consumer insights relate to media consumption

1.5. Compare and contrast scheduling alternatives

2. Buy media

2.1. Investigate and evaluate media market conditions

2.2. Conduct negotiations between suppliers for advertisement/commercial placements/spots

2.3. Obtain performance guarantees from media suppliers

2.4. Leverage placement value

2.5. Review proposed media plan against advertising objectives, schedules and budgets

3. Evaluate media performance

3.1. Investigate pre- and post-media performance/ratings and make any necessary changes to the media plan as required

3.2. Evaluate media costing data to determine effectiveness in relation to return on investment

3.3. Compare actual media performance against media plan objectives

3.4. Compare direct and indirect response rates

3.5. Determine problems/opportunities in the planning and buying process from differences between planned and actual accomplishments

3.6. Modify existing, or investigate alternative, media strategies based on media performance data

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBADV406A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB40107 - Certificate IV in Advertising
  • CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business