Provide strategic direction

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 PSPMNGT701B, 'Provide strategic direction'.
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. Analyse factors in the operating environment

1.1 The organisation's purpose and direction within the overall government strategy, and its integration with other government service providers, are analysed with a view to determining key factors and issues for consideration and response.

1.2 The organisation's culture, values and strategic priorities are analysed with a view to determining key factors and issues for consideration and response.

1.3 Internal and external factors likely to impact upon the organisation are continually monitored and analysed.

1.4 Best practice models related to the nature of the organisation's core business are explored.

1.5 Client needs and preferences are identified and analysed.

1.6 Legislation and organisational policies and practices that may impact upon organisation's operations are identified and analysed.

2. Develop and coordinate a strategy for determining strategic priorities

2.1 Consultation with key stakeholders is conducted in a manner that maximises their commitment and contribution.

2.2 Constructive solutions are found where stakeholders are in conflict.

2.3 Analysis and evaluation of information gained from a variety of sources, including key stakeholders, is used to identify strategic options for prioritisation.

2.4 Benchmarking is undertaken with other organisations or best practice standards to inform development of strategic priorities.

2.5 Priorities of other government service providers are considered to ensure duplication will be avoided and services integrated for the benefit of clients.

3. Formulate and communicate strategic priorities

3.1 Strategic priorities are developed that support overall government strategy.

3.2 Strategic priorities are developed that embody the organisation's values, beliefs and philosophy.

3.3 Strategic priorities are used to draw together and reflect the suggestions and interests of stakeholders.

3.4 Strategic priorities are developed that embody a shared vision for the future and set out challenging but realistic objectives that encourage staff to be creative and innovative in their approach to attaining objectives.

3.5 Strategic priorities are communicated to stakeholders using a variety of strategies and in such a way as to attract their support.

3.6 Implementation is monitored to ensure strategic priorities are addressed through related business unit and individual objectives.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPMNGT701B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60806 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • PSP60504 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management)
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • PSP61312 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Road Transport Compliance
  • TLI50510 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics
  • DEF60812 - Advanced Diploma of Defence Public Affairs
  • PSP60512 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management)
  • PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • DEF60912 - Defence Public Affairs
  • TLI50515 - Diploma of Deployment Logistics