This unit covers the development or review of 'in house' policy in an organisation. It covers anticipating and confirming the need for policy development or review; planning the policy development process; gathering and analysing information; determining policy direction; and drafting, releasing and promoting policy.  It applies to managers who draft and review policy that is formulated to facilitate the implementation of decisions made by senior executives, business owners, and boards of management or similar.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - analyse internal and external factors and consult with stakeholders to identify needs for policy development or review and recommend priorities; - plan, develop and implement policy using: - an analytical framework; - iterative and consultative processes with input from representative stakeholders; - risk management; - stakeholder and issues management strategies, and; - quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain policy development processes and practices; - explain the operation of policy cycles; - describe how to use analytical policy development frameworks; - identify the role of current policies underpinning the work area and how they relate to identified area for policy development or review, and; - outline the legislative and regulatory context relevant to the development of the organisation's policies.

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