Provide public affairs advisory service

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 PSPPA602A, 'Provide public affairs advisory service'.
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. Advise on sensitive situations

1.1 Close communication is maintained with national, regional and local media to identify and anticipate issues of significance to the organisation.

1.2 Trends, public opinion and perspectives are identified and assessed for their impact on the organisation.

1.3 Advice is provided on sensitive issues as they arise and on emerging issues that may be politically sensitive for the organisation.

1.4 Advice is based on well-researched background information, is objective and meets the organisation's needs.

1.5 Advice is structured to include strategies for dealing with sensitive situations while maintaining confidentiality, and handling consequences if confidentiality is breached.

2. Advise on reactions to organisational action

2.1 Proposed organisational policies, programs and actions are analysed for their impact on clients and/or the public.

2.2 Advice is provided on anticipated or actual public and media reaction to proposed organisational changes.

2.3 Strategies for ensuring full understanding of the benefits of change, minimising damage to the organisation's image and reputation, and recommendations to counter negative publicity are included in advice given.

2.4 Candid, objective and confidential advice is provided in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

3. Advise on organisational materials

3.1 Draft materials produced by the organisation are analysed for political, social or economic issues relevant to the government as a whole, the intended audience and/or the public.

3.2 Cultural context of the information is identified in terms of its relevance or otherwise to the target audience and the general population.

3.3 Stereotypes, bias, prejudice and motive are identified and highlighted for amendment.

3.4 Key issues are identified, fact is separated from opinion and underlying values and beliefs explored.

3.5 Information is synthesised and advice/feedback is prepared to ensure publications meet organisational standards and contribute to public affairs outcomes.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPA602A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA60806 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PSP60104 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • DEF52712 - Diploma of Defence Public Affairs
  • DEF60812 - Advanced Diploma of Defence Public Affairs
  • PSP60112 - Advanced Diploma of Government
  • DEF60912 - Defence Public Affairs