Develop and implement a public affairs strategic plan

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 DEFDPA006, 'Develop and implement a public affairs strategic plan'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Confirm organisational vision and mission


Check the currency of and support for organisational vision and mission with key stakeholders


Propose changes or refinements to vision or mission statement, as required


Gain support for strategic planning process and mission refinements from relevant stakeholders


Undertake approval process for required refinements in accordance with organisational procedures


Analyse the internal and external environment


Identify required information and undertake research to deliver relevant information


Analyse political, economic, social and technological developments


Seek advice from identified subject matter experts as required


Consider identified strengths and weaknesses of existing stakeholders


Analyse organisation’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats


Identify organisational risk factors that will impact on the implementation of a strategic plan in accordance with operational procedures


Write strategic plan


Document relevant research and background for inclusion in the strategic plan


Formulate strategic objectives and strategies


Assign strategies a priority, timeframe, responsible parties and measurable performance indicators


Circulate strategic plan for comment, support and endorsement in accordance with operational guidelines


Implement strategic plan


Communicate strategic plan to relevant parties


Brief personnel who have a specific role in relation to strategies


Use performance indicators to monitor progress of the implementation of the plan


Make necessary refinements to the plan from feedback received


Evaluate achievement of objectives at agreed milestones


Review effectiveness of plan and consider methods for improving strategic planning processes

Qualifications and Skillsets

DEFDPA006 appears in the following qualifications:

  • DEF50517 - Diploma of Defence Public Affairs
  • DEF40117 - Certificate IV in Defence Public Affairs