As part of our quality training and assessment practices we value industry input to ensure that our training and assessment strategies reflect industry needs. As the BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a newly endorsed qualification (March 2015), we invite you to participate in this Blog to provide industry feedback. Below is a brief overview of our training and assessment strategy for this qualification.
TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY (Overview) for BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
There are no entry requirements for this qualification; however for those considering a learning and assessment pathway it would be desirable for participants to be in a leadership position or aspiring to obtain a leadership/management role.
Access to a work environment will be necessary so that current, quality evidence of competency against the relevant unit of competency may be provided. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required and will be assessed during a pre-enrolment interview and completion of a written statement outlining career aspirations.
The preferred pathways for candidates considering RPL for this qualification include:
- BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration or BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
- Extensive vocational experience but without formal supervision or management qualification
Participants should meet one of the preferred pathways listed above prior to enrolling in the course and will undergo a pre-enrolment interview either on the telephone or in person to demonstrate they are suitable to undertake learning at Diploma level.
Duration: Duration is 12 months however this will vary according to the prior skills and knowledge and available time of the candidate. This would allow sufficient time for the compilation of portfolios, observation of workplace performance and skills application, and oral and/or written assessment as required.
- Group workshops
- Distance delivery
- Assessment only
- Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
Distance students will be allocated a trainer/assessor to support and mentor through their learning pathway. Trainers and Assessors have many years of management experience. RPL and Assessment only candidates will be allocated an assessor who will mentor and support throughout the process.
Following is a brief explanation of delivery modes:
All participants are provided with a Learner Guide and Assessment Task workbook.
These are face-to-face workshops which can be delivered at the workplace or delivered off-site at a training venue. There would be 12 workshops delivered over a 12 month period (1 workshop per month). Each workshop would focus on learning content for the unit being delivered and a thorough overview of the assessment tasks provided. Assessment tasks are workplace relevant so participants would complete the required assessment tasks in the workplace within the allocated time (a timeframe of approximately 4 weeks per unit).
Distance Delivery Mode
The program will be delivered via distance supported with face-to-face workshop where practical. Where there are individual students (ie not groups) then 1:1 mentoring and support will be provided via phone, email, web conferencing. A 2 to 3 hour session will be held with groups and/or individuals at the commencement of each unit to provide a thorough overview of the Learner Guide and content for the unit as well as the assessment tasks which are practical tasks related to the workplace. (A timeframe of approximately 4 weeks per unit).
Delivery may include but is not limited to face to face workshops, Zoom workshops, use of learner guides and information, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and use of U-tube, Moodle as a repository for additional “best practice” learning resources. Best practice will also be modelled throughout the training program by the Academy Teachers during facilitation of Zoom workshops and individual mentoring and support.
Assessment-only or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway where the candidate provides current, quality evidence of their competency against the relevant unit.
The process may be directed by the candidate and verified by the assessor, such as in the compilation of portfolios.
The process may be directed by the assessor such as through observation of workplace performance and skills application, and oral and/or written assessment.
Where the outcomes of the process indicate that the candidate is competent, structured training is not required. If the candidate cannot provide sufficient workplace evidence, this does not necessarily mean that the candidate cannot RPL the qualification – in this case the Assessor will ask the candidate to complete selected practical activities which are documented in the Assessor Guide.
Participants will have access to their assessor for support and direction by email, phone, Skype and Zoom meetings as required.
Listed below are the Core Units (which are mandatory) and the Elective Units (from which 8 must be selected – 4 must be selected from Group A and the remaining 4 may be selected from either Group A or B). I have highlighted (in red) the electives that we have selected based on industry feedback to date, however, all additional input from industry will be taken into consideration to inform and guide our continuous improvement.
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction staff
BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment
BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence
BSBLDR504 Manage diversity in the workplace
BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBMGT518 Develop organisation policy
BSBMGT519 Incorporate digital solutions into plans and practices
BSBMGT520 Plan and manage the flexible workforce
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBADM502 Manage meetings
BSBCOM503 Develop processes for the management of breaches in compliance requirements
BSBFRA502 Manage a franchise operation
BSBHRM511 Manage expatriate staff
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance-management processes
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
BSBINM501 Manage an information or knowledge management system
BSBINN501 Establish systems that support innovation
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment
BSBMGT521 Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program
BSBMKG507 Interpret market trends and developments
BSBMKG512 Forecast international market and business needs
BSBREL502 Build international business networks
BSBSLS501 Develop a sales plan
BSBSLS502 Lead and manage a sales team
BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWRK510 Manage employee relations
Please post to this BLOG your comments as to whether you feel our training and assessment strategy would meet your industry needs and whether the Electives (highlighted red) are relevant for your industry/organisation. Feel free to suggest other electives that may benefit your industry area and provide an explanation as to why the identified elective/s would be advantageous.
Thank you for your contribution.