Domain - Public Sector Policy Advice

Domain - Public Sector Policy Advice

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Level 5

Assess information sources and produce analysis of information and data
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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11057 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify relevant information sources and collect information and data; select and apply analysis techniques; and interpret and produce information in relevant formats.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Establish consultation processes for the development of policy advice
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11059 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify parties with an interest in the policy issue; develop consultation processes with parties and establish their interest; gather and communicate information; maintain consultation networks; and confirm consultation processes.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Level 6

Analyse policy issues and develop policy advice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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11060 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: define the purpose of a policy advice project; analyse policy issues and satisfy policy questions; develop policy advice logic, options, and recommendations; and meet organisation requirements for the development of policy advice.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Produce policy advice proposals
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11061 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: define the purpose and aims of policy advice proposals; develop policy advice proposals and provide supplementary information; address implementation issues; and provide evidence of consultation.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Critically review policy advice proposals
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11062 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: exchange views and test ideas; implement internal peer review of policy analysis; contribute to cross sectoral and inter agency evaluation of policy advice proposals; and implement external review of scope and methodology for major projects.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Present and communicate policy advice
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

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11063 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: determine presentation requirements; present and communicate analysis of policy issues; and respond to enquiries on information communicated.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Anticipate and investigate policy issues
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11064 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify policy issues and aspects that may have relevance for future policy planning periods; analyse issues and critique existing concepts and assumptions; identify and research overseas parallels and antecedents; identify and consult relevant cross-sectoral sources and networks; review outcomes of analysis through independent assessment; and refine and produce analysis findings.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Contribute to cooperative policy development initiatives
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11066 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate ability to work in a cooperative development situation; identify public sector frameworks for cooperative policy development; contribute to cooperative policy development initiatives within an individual public sector organisation; and contribute to cooperative policy development initiatives as a member of an external group.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Identify and assess factors in the public sector environment that impact upon policy advice
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11067 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: recognise constitutional, political, and organisational factors that impact upon the policy process; obtain clarification of the policy advice purchaser/provider relationship; identify and assess contestable sources of advice; assess external factors and trends that impact upon the supply and quality of policy advice; and assess internal factors and trends that impact upon the supply and quality of policy advice.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Prepare Cabinet papers
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16885 Unit Standard 7 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: confirm the processes for taking a paper to a Cabinet committee and Cabinet; structure and write Cabinet papers; comply with Cabinet Office requirements for the submission of papers; and provide evidence of consultation in the development of Cabinet papers.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Produce legislative proposals and facilitate their progress through Cabinet and Parliament
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16886 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: analyse policy proposals in relation to government's desired objectives and contextual factors, and determine legislative issues; determine and action the preferences of the responsible Minister in relation to proposed legislative change; manage the progress of legislative proposals through Cabinet and Parliamentary processes; and develop and structure legislative proposals to achieve understandable and accessible legislation.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Negotiate and determine parameters of policy advice work programmes
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16889 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: assess and verify the nature, complexity, and extent of the policy advice work programme to be provided; investigate and determine resource issues for a policy advice work programme; obtain agreement on parameters of a policy advice work programme; and establish and coordinate communication and reporting processes.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Level 7

Research and analyse policy issues
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11058 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: define and confirm policy issues and research objectives; select and apply research methodologies; determine and access information sources; select, analyse, and interpret relevant information; and formulate and produce research findings.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Formulate and produce strategic policy advice
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11065 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who contribute to policy analysis and the development of policy advice. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and clarify issues in relation to intended results; define intended results for policy development; devise and evaluate a full range of policy options in relation to achievement of stated outcomes; propose and substantiate courses of action that are consistent with government strategy and objectives; and examine issues and identify constraints for the provision of strategic policy advice.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Critically review results of introduced policy in relation to policy advice provided
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16887 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: establish the policy review purpose and form; gather and interpret information for the policy review; review policy effects in relation to the policy issues and the policy advice provided; and make assessments of review findings and communicate results.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Establish and develop high quality policy advice services
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16888 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: recruit, develop, and retain highly skilled policy analysis staff; promote a client focus for policy advice services; identify and obtain required resources for the provision of policy advice services; develop and secure commitment to quality assurance processes; organise policy staff, activities, and resources to provide policy advice services; develop the environment and culture to foster excellence in the provision of policy advice; develop internal and external consultation and coordination processes and evaluate policy advice produced.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Evaluate policy advice services
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16890 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who participate in the management of the policy advice process. People credited with this unit standard are able to: define policy advice objectives; assess the extent of achievement of policy advice objectives and fulfilment of purchase agreements; assess the effectiveness of resource use in the provision of policy advice services; review the price-quality relationship, and the cost effectiveness of advice provided; evaluate the quality and extent of policy advice services provided; and formulate and produce evaluation outcomes for policy advice services.

Standard-setting body:

The Skills Organisation - Learning State

Data as at 24 June 2024