Foster leadership and innovation

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 PSPGOV604A, 'Foster leadership and innovation'.
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. Provide a model of innovative practice

1.1 The value placed by the organisation on leadership and innovation is promoted and reinforced.

1.2 Effective leadership styles and the use and benefits of innovative work practices within workgroups are identified and shared with workgroup members.

1.3 Effective leaders reflective of a range of leadership styles are identified and workgroup members are provided with opportunities to learn from them.

1.4 Innovative work practices are modelled and encouraged in the workgroup.

1.5 Barriers to innovation are identified and addressed with the workgroup.

2. Organise workgroups to develop innovation and leadership

2.1 Performance requirements for the workgroup are analysed.

2.2 Information is gathered about workgroup members in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

2.3 Strengths and weaknesses of individual workgroup members are identified in a manner that takes account of cultural and individual differences.

2.4 Workgroup roles are assigned to match individual capacities and leadership styles to work requirements.

2.5 Selection and assignment of workgroup members is made to foster sharing of ideas.

3. Organise work assignments to facilitate innovation

3.1 Work is structured and allocated to support rather than hamper innovation.

3.2 Work assignments are communicated to workgroup members in ways that encourage and reinforce workgroup-based innovation.

3.3 Tasks and activities are allocated to ensure the best use of workgroup skills.

3.4 Timeframes and resources that allow for innovation are included in work assignments.

4. Support workgroup to develop leadership and innovation

4.1 Workgroup members are encouraged to work collaboratively on work assignments.

4.2 Workgroup members are encouraged to share work information, knowledge and experiences in their day-to-day work.

4.3 Workgroup members are encouraged to seek external stimuli and knowledge and to set up and maintain networks that support the development of leadership and innovation.

4.4 Guidance is provided to workgroup members in ways suited to their current knowledge and experience on the use of innovation skills.

4.5 Workgroup members are encouraged to take a leadership role at different times throughout work assignments in accordance with their strengths or development needs.

4.6 Workgroup members are coached to ensure they have the enabling skills to underpin the development of leadership and innovation skills.

5. Monitor innovation and leadership development

5.1 Workgroup members are actively encouraged to reflect on activities and opportunities for innovation.

5.2 Workgroup activities are evaluated based on feedback from workgroup members, management, clients and other interested people.

5.3 Suggestions for work improvements made by workgroup members are encouraged and implemented in line with organisational requirements.

5.4 Reviews of the application of innovation and leadership skills are recorded and presented as required.

5.5 The development process is reviewed and both positive and negative outcomes are discussed and constructively analysed.

6. Provide feedback on innovation and leadership development

6.1 Feedback from review processes is discussed within the group and used to inform future innovation and leadership planning.

6.2 Different leadership styles and their value in providing inspiration or closure at various points in the innovative process are acknowledged.

6.3 Successful innovations are celebrated in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

6.4 Problems in the use of innovation skills are discussed and resolved in a constructive way.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV604A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP61212 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • PSP61210 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Government