This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, develop and implement new policy initiatives.  This unit applies to workers who are directly responsible for driving new policy directives across a business unit, team or service.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CHCPOL002

Assessment

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: - researched, drafted, developed and implemented at least 1 policy initiative for at least 1 business unit or organisation, and; - engaged in consultation with at least 3 different stakeholders, including: individuals, and groups or organisations.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - researched, drafted, developed and implemented at least 1 policy initiative for at least 1 business unit or organisation; - engaged in consultation with at least 3 different stakeholders, including: individuals; groups or organisations; - legal and ethical context (international, national, state/territory, local) for policy development in the sector of work; - current industry developments and context for policy development, including funding body requirements; - policy trends at global, national, state/territory and local levels; - organisation strategic focus and philosophy within which policies are developed; - key stakeholders at local, state/territory and national level; - principles and practices of policy development and implementation; - methodologies and appropriateness for different audiences; - types and features of documentation/information used to support consultation; - stakeholder engagement and management; - approval processes; - structures and formats for policy documents; - implementation considerations and processes; - evaluation and review, and; - report writing techniques.

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