Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

FWPCOT6208 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Manage innovative thinking and practice in the forest and wood products industry

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Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency FWPCOT6208 - Manage innovative thinking and practice in the forest and wood products industry
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to implement and continuously improve innovative thinking and practice in any forestry industry context and to operations of all sizes. It applies to job roles including managers who oversee business areas, processes or teams and they may use innovative thinking and practice to advance business processes.No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

The following resources must be made available:

Research material, reports, journals on organisational innovative practice.

Workplace tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking.

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must:

Hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and

be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and

be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Identify opportunities to stimulate innovative thinking and creativity
  • Integrate and apply current innovative practice and organisational trends to the development of experiences for innovative thinking and creativity in an organisation.
  • Analyse operational issues and conditions as a stimulus for innovative thinking and creativity.
  • Identify opportunities to initiate and manage individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity activities based on operational analysis.
  • Apply workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking.
       
Element: Manage innovative practices
  • Review, challenge and refine own management style and practice to model and support innovation.
  • Determine operational requirements needed to promote sustainable innovative practices.
  • Identify and allocate appropriate resources for implementing innovation.
  • Provide opportunities for innovative change and knowledge transfer.
  • Identify and address barriers to individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity.
  • Manage risks associated with encouraging innovative practice.
       
Element: Develop and support a culture of innovation
  • Provide written and oral information about innovative practices, processes and products.
  • Provide opportunities to encourage creative thinking techniques that foster personal and team innovation.
  • Capture and share innovative ideas and practices.
  • Foster consultation, communication and team development approaches that support innovative thinking.
  • Implement management strategies that support a workplace culture of innovation.
       


Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Identify opportunities to stimulate innovative thinking and creativity

1.1 Integrate and apply current innovative practice and organisational trends to the development of experiences for innovative thinking and creativity in an organisation.

1.2 Analyse operational issues and conditions as a stimulus for innovative thinking and creativity.

1.3 Identify opportunities to initiate and manage individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity activities based on operational analysis.

1.4 Apply workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking.

2. Manage innovative practices

2.1 Review, challenge and refine own management style and practice to model and support innovation.

2.2 Determine operational requirements needed to promote sustainable innovative practices.

2.3 Identify and allocate appropriate resources for implementing innovation.

2.4 Provide opportunities for innovative change and knowledge transfer.

2.5 Identify and address barriers to individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity.

2.6 Manage risks associated with encouraging innovative practice.

3. Develop and support a culture of innovation

3.1 Provide written and oral information about innovative practices, processes and products.

3.2 Provide opportunities to encourage creative thinking techniques that foster personal and team innovation.

3.3 Capture and share innovative ideas and practices.

3.4 Foster consultation, communication and team development approaches that support innovative thinking.

3.5 Implement management strategies that support a workplace culture of innovation.

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, and must be able to provide evidence that they can:

For a given individual business area with a forestry industry organisation (within any sector), complete a research project to investigate:

key concepts and theories relating to business innovation and creativity

a range of workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking

organisational trends shaping current and future approach to innovative practice

operational issues that impact on innovative practices

operational opportunities for individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity

a range of risks associated with encouraging operational personnel to participate in innovative practice

how the individual business area’s core business and size will impact on ability to use innovative practices

Based on research findings, develop and document development approaches and strategies, tailored to the individual business area, to implement innovative practices for the business unit.

A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

Objectives and key content of commonwealth, state or territory laws for copyright, trademarks and intellectual property.

Key concepts and theories relating to innovative thinking, practice and creativity.

Relationship between theory on innovation and creativity, and applied practice.

Theories, processes and practice of business unit transformation and change management.

Typical operational challenges and barriers to innovation within individual business areas and methods to overcome.

How the individual business area’s core business and size will impact on ability to use innovative practices.

Processes for promoting innovative thinking and practice within an individual business area.

Common risks associated with encouraging operational personnel to participate in innovative practice.

Technological developments affecting operational innovation.

The way that different management styles impact on innovation in organisations.

Specific management approaches that foster innovation.

Workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Identify opportunities to stimulate innovative thinking and creativity

1.1 Integrate and apply current innovative practice and organisational trends to the development of experiences for innovative thinking and creativity in an organisation.

1.2 Analyse operational issues and conditions as a stimulus for innovative thinking and creativity.

1.3 Identify opportunities to initiate and manage individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity activities based on operational analysis.

1.4 Apply workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking.

2. Manage innovative practices

2.1 Review, challenge and refine own management style and practice to model and support innovation.

2.2 Determine operational requirements needed to promote sustainable innovative practices.

2.3 Identify and allocate appropriate resources for implementing innovation.

2.4 Provide opportunities for innovative change and knowledge transfer.

2.5 Identify and address barriers to individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity.

2.6 Manage risks associated with encouraging innovative practice.

3. Develop and support a culture of innovation

3.1 Provide written and oral information about innovative practices, processes and products.

3.2 Provide opportunities to encourage creative thinking techniques that foster personal and team innovation.

3.3 Capture and share innovative ideas and practices.

3.4 Foster consultation, communication and team development approaches that support innovative thinking.

3.5 Implement management strategies that support a workplace culture of innovation.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Integrate and apply current innovative practice and organisational trends to the development of experiences for innovative thinking and creativity in an organisation. 
Analyse operational issues and conditions as a stimulus for innovative thinking and creativity. 
Identify opportunities to initiate and manage individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity activities based on operational analysis. 
Apply workplace methods and tools for generating new ideas and innovative thinking. 
Review, challenge and refine own management style and practice to model and support innovation. 
Determine operational requirements needed to promote sustainable innovative practices. 
Identify and allocate appropriate resources for implementing innovation. 
Provide opportunities for innovative change and knowledge transfer. 
Identify and address barriers to individual and collective innovative thinking and creativity. 
Manage risks associated with encouraging innovative practice. 
Provide written and oral information about innovative practices, processes and products. 
Provide opportunities to encourage creative thinking techniques that foster personal and team innovation. 
Capture and share innovative ideas and practices. 
Foster consultation, communication and team development approaches that support innovative thinking. 
Implement management strategies that support a workplace culture of innovation. 

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