Unit of competency details

PSPGEN034 - Compose complex workplace documents (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Mar/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to PSPGOV413A - Compose complex workplace documentsUnit code updated. Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards. All PC transitioned from passive to active voice. Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit. 06/Mar/2016


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI - Transport and Logistics Training PackageTransport and Logistics Training Package 5.0 
PSP - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0-2.0 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0-2.1 

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100705 Written Communication 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100705 Written Communication 09/Aug/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

This unit was released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meets the Standards for Training Packages.

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPGOV413A Compose complex workplace documents.

  • Unit code updated
  • Content and formatting updated to comply with the new standards
  • All PC transitioned from passive to active voice

Application

This unit describes the skills required to compose written complex workplace documents. It includes interpreting and evaluating workplace information and editing.

This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

Competency Field

General

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Interpret and evaluate workplace information 

1.1 Seek information from inside and outside the organisation and analyse sources for reliability.

1.2 Distinguish cultural context of the information and use to aid in interpretation.

1.3 Analyse information for relevance to own work and seek assistance with interpretation of complex materials.

1.4 Identify assumed prior knowledge underpinning workplace information and gather additional information if necessary.

1.5 Advise implications of information to relevant personnel.

2. Compose complex written materials 

2.1 Determine the purpose, objectives and format for the materials.

2.2 Seek, collate and assess information to inform the document.

2.3 Determine content, structure and sequencing of materials in line with the purpose and intended audience.

2.4 Consider options for inclusion.

2.5 Assess possible impact on the target audience and counter potential criticism where necessary.

2.6 Review composed material to confirm objectives, organisational and legislative requirements are met, and submit materials within required timeframes.

3. Edit written material 

3.1 Confirm intent of the communication.

3.2 Check content and proofread for grammar, spelling and punctuation.

3.3 Assess communication in light of the needs of the intended audience.

3.4 Make recommendations for improvement if necessary and record.

3.5 Amend information if required, and submit for approval.

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills are embedded within the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

This unit supersedes and is equivalent to PSPGOV413A Compose complex workplace documents.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

1

These Assessment Requirements were released in PSP Public Sector Training Package release 1.0 and meet the Standards for Training Packages.

  • Assessment Requirements created drawing upon specified assessment information from superseded unit

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the candidate must demonstrate evidence of performance of the following on at least one occasion.

  • integrating information from a diverse number of sources in order to generate meaning
  • writing and sequencing abstract concepts according to the required purpose of written material
  • linking complex ideas in written material through selection and use of words, grammatical structures, headings and punctuation appropriate to the purpose

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence must satisfy all of the requirements of the elements and performance criteria. If not otherwise specified the depth of knowledge demonstrated must be appropriate to the job context of the candidate.

  • public sector legislation including WHS and environment
  • regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines relating to written communication in the public sector, including privacy, freedom of information, information security, confidentiality and copyright
  • principles of effective written communication at a high level of complexity
  • differences in register/style between workplace communication for different purposes
  • government style manual
  • organisation protocols for complex written communication
  • channels of communication and processes for obtaining advice and approvals
  • organisational policy for recordkeeping paper-based and electronic

Assessment Conditions

This unit contains no specific industry-mandated assessment conditions. Guidance on suggested and recommended conditions and methods can be found in the Implementation Guide.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=bebbece7-ff48-4d2c-8876-405679019623

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