Lead and influence ethical practice in the public sector

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 PSPETHC701A, 'Lead and influence ethical practice in the public sector'.
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. Embody and model public service values

1.1 Personal dealings within and on behalf of the organisation are used to consistently demonstrate a commitment to the professionalism, ethical values and principles of public service.

1.2 A high level of expertise related to public sector ethics and standards is developed and maintained in accordance with current legislation and guidelines.

1.3 Complex ethical matters are interpreted and advice is provided to resolve them in accordance with legislative requirements and public sector standards.

1.4 The reporting of suspected unethical conduct is encouraged, dealt with in a confidential manner and acted on promptly in accordance with public sector standards and organisational policy and procedures.

2. Embed ethical practice into the organisation's culture and processes

2.1 Strengths, weaknesses and threats to ethical conduct in the organisation are identified through analysis of state, national and international trends, and strategies are developed to act on them in accordance with legislative requirements.

2.2 Management and accountability structures in the organisation are analysed against public sector standards, and strategies put in place to ensure continuous improvement.

2.3 Development/review of policy and organisational processes is influenced to include and address ethical considerations in accordance with public sector standards.

2.4 Frameworks for ethical decision making and policy setting are developed and promoted in accordance with public sector standards.

2.5 Policies and procedures are analysed/designed to allow individuals to safely report breaches of ethical conduct and for remedying breaches of ethical conduct.

3. Promote ethical leadership and decision making at all levels of the organisation

3.1 Dialogue on organisational values and ethics is fostered with and between staff to develop a strong understanding of and commitment to public sector standards.

3.2 Leadership and guidance are provided to empower individuals and the organisation to address ethical issues in accordance with legislative requirements and public sector standards.

3.3 Organisational patterns, trends and issues that require ethical consideration by managers and staff are identified and referred for action.

3.4 Leadership programs that promote ethical and values-based behaviour are promoted and supported according to organisational requirements and the individual needs and capabilities of staff.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPETHC701A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Government (Strategic Procurement)
  • PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • PSP80112 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Government (Strategic Procurement)