Design, monitor and evaluate development and/or humanitarian assistance programs

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 CHCDHA503A, 'Design, monitor and evaluate development and/or humanitarian assistance programs'.
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. Identify strategic priorities in a development and/or humanitarian assistance context

1.1 Work collaboratively with local and/or international partners to identify priorities which maximise long term development and self reliance of target communities and groups

1.2 Ensure identified priorities maximise cross project efficiencies and build on existing strengths and capacities of stakeholders and local infrastructure

1.3 Ensure identified priorities take into account external influences likely to impact future projects

1.4 Ensure identified priorities reflect and take into consideration application of the concepts and principles of aid effectiveness and community development

1.4 Clarify potential sources of funding that may be available to address identified priorities

2. Work collaboratively to design a development and/or humanitarian assistance program

2.1 Consult with partners working in the sector to identify the range and coverage of separate projects planned or operating concurrently in the geographical area and sector

2.2 Identify, capture and maximise efficiency gains from integrating projects

2.3 Identify and document cross sectoral issues in partnership with other organisations and target community or group

2.4 Ensure program design incorporates measures to effectively address cross sectoral issues

2.5 Ensure documentation clearly communicates to personnel the implications of cross sectoral issues

2.6 Ensure program design adheres to organisation policies, procedures and document in line with any accepted formats and proformas

2.7 Ensure program design includes criteria for evaluation of impact and effectiveness and processes for monitoring implementation as a basis for evaluation

3. Prepare operational plan

3.1 Prepare operational plan which reflects needs identified during consultation and information gathering stage and conforms to organisation standards

3.2 Submit draft design for review to appropriate personnel, partnering organisations and representatives of the target community or group

3.3 Evaluate feedback and appropriately incorporate into operational plan

3.4 Identify performance indicators in project plan as well as methodology for data collection

4. Monitor implementation of program

4.1 Collect program information as outlined in project plan about program activities, outcomes achieved, expenditure and issues arising

4.2 Interview key stakeholders using culture and gender sensitive interview techniques and arrangements

4.3 Seek feedback regarding program activities, program outcomes and impact on the community, personnel behaviour and performance and recommendations for changes or for future programs

4.4 Identify and appropriately investigate unforeseen aspects of program activities

4.5 Actively consider cross sectoral issues in monitoring the project, taking into consideration field constraints

5. Evaluate impact of program

5.1 Analyse data and feedback and use as the basis for evaluating the impact of the program and how effectively it is addressing the established criteria

5.2 Identify extent to which program has achieved identified outcomes

5.3 Compare findings from the data and feedback against the established criteria to determine the impact of the program

5.4 Identify and document alternative and unplanned program outcomes and impacts

5.5 Compare program expenditure against budgets and available ongoing funding

5.6 Identify appropriate adjustments to the program

5.7 Prepare relevant documentation to report on the program, including recommendations for changes to address performance variations

5.8 Report on the program evaluation to relevant stakeholders

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCDHA503A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC42810 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC42812 - Certificate IV in Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • CHC52312 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and or Humanitarian Assistance)