Plan and resource operational activities

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 PSPTRAN503, 'Plan and resource operational activities'.
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 Identify operational requirements

1.1 Current operations and exercises are identified and their resource requirements determined and recorded in accordance with organisational requirements.

1.2 Contingency requirements are identified for possible operational problems and included in the planning cycle.

1.3 Support activities are identified and included.

1.4 Available resources are identified and prioritised in relation to the importance of operational tasks, risk management and workplace health and safety requirements.

2 Allocate resources

2.1 Resource allocation is undertaken that takes account of available resources, priorities and legislative requirements.

2.2 Resources are allocated to maximise operational safety and efficiency while minimising costs, wastage and duplication of effort.

3 Develop rosters

3.1 Rosters are devised to cover operational requirements while accounting for planned leave, possible absences and agreed working conditions.

3.2 Rosters are developed to make best use of the available skill base to meet operational requirements and constraints and any strategic imperatives.

3.3 Personal and cultural circumstances of staff as well as organisational requirements are taken into account where possible in the development of rosters.

3.4 Rosters are developed that provide sufficient flexibility to allow for contingencies to be addressed if required.

3.5 Rostering takes account of occupational health, safety and other legislative requirements.

4 Communicate requirements

4.1 Resource plans and rosters are circulated for review by those concerned to allow for input and enable unforeseen circumstances to be incorporated.

4.2 Rosters are presented in the required format and within designated timelines so staff are aware of their responsibilities with sufficient lead time to organise personal arrangements if needed.

5 Deploy, monitor and adjust resources

5.1 Resources are deployed and operations continually monitored to ensure that objectives are achievable within resource and legal constraints.

5.2 Operations are assessed at regular intervals against competing demands, to confirm priorities and monitor or adjust resource allocation and staff deployment.

5.3 Resource allocation and staff rostering is reviewed at the completion of operations to identify areas for improvement and lessons learned.

6 Maintain records

6.1 Records are completed in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures.

6.2 Resource usage is documented against planned allocations to determine its effectiveness.

6.3 Time sheets and other staff records are maintained according to organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPTRAN503 appears in the following qualifications:

  • PSP52612 - Diploma of Government (Road Transport Compliance)