This unit covers the scoping of contract services, the preparation of tender documentation and the calling for tenders. It supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in councils of all sizes. Knowledge of the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate is essential. The unique nature of councils, as a tier of government directed by elected members and reflecting the needs of local communities, must be appropriately reflected.

Unit details

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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: - report and specification writing; - qualitative and quantitative research; - analytical; - consultation with relevant personnel; - specification interpretation; - negotiation with relevant internal and external people, and; - observation of protocol and probity policies.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant council policies, procedures and codes of conduct; - sustainability practices; - quality assurance systems; - relevant Australian and industry standards; - statutory and council tender requirements; - contractual processes; - industrial agreements; - statutory council requirements; - tendering codes of practice, and; - national competition policy.

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