Influence strategic policy

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 PSPPOL701A, 'Influence strategic policy'.
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. Monitor and influence environments where policy applies

1.1 Problems, limitations and new opportunities in policy environments are identified in response to internal and external factors and government priorities.

1.2 Environments are monitored and opportunities are taken to influence key opinion formers and decision makers to increase their ability to respond to government priorities.

1.3 Methods are used to influence environments in ways that are ethical, consistent with the public sector values and policies, and sensitive to the values and practice of key opinion formers and decision makers.

2. Set strategic policy direction

2.1 Local, national and international monitoring is conducted of policies and trends pertinent to the medium- to long-term priorities of government.

2.2 Strategies are implemented to develop and apply data capture mechanisms that will provide longitudinal information and trend analysis to support strategic thinking and more strategic policy development.

2.3 Strategic policy directions are set in line with medium- to long-term government priorities and communicated to stakeholders using a variety of strategies to attract their support.

2.4 Creative and innovative policy responses to complex social and economic issues are identified in anticipation of expected policy development initiatives.

2.5 Productive relationships are established and maintained with key consultation partners to enable a fast policy response to emerging issues.

3. Provide policy advice to government

3.1 The context, purpose and audience for the policy advice is determined and advice to government is provided in the required form with the desired level of detail and complexity, balanced against the need for brevity.

3.2 Policy advice is provided that is logical, balanced and comprehensive, analysed and presented in accordance with the purpose for which it was requested.

3.3 Requests from government for policy advice are responded to immediately or information is provided on what steps are being taken to address the request.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPPOL701A appears in the following qualifications:

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