Manage workplace information systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBFLM506A, 'Manage workplace information systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage workplace information systems' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Identify and source information needs


The information needs of teams is determined and the sources are identified


Information held by the organisation is acquired and reviewed to determine suitability and accessibility


Plans are prepared to obtain information which is not available/accessible within the organisation


Collect, analyse and report information


Collection of information is timely and relevant to the needs of teams


Information is in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination


Information is analysed to identify and report relevant trends and developments in terms of the needs for which it was acquired


Use management information systems


Management information systems are used effectively to store and retrieve data for decision making


Technology available in the work area is used to manage information effectively


Recommendations for improving the information system are submitted to designated persons/groups


Prepare business plan/budgets


Teams are involved in business plans and/or budget preparation in a way which uses their contribution effectively and gains their support for the outcomes


Business plans and/or budgets are prepared and presented in accordance with the organisation's guidelines and requirements


Contingency plans are prepared in the event that alternative action is required


Prepare resource proposals


Resource planning data is collected in consultation with colleagues, including those who have a specialist role in resource management


Estimates of resource needs and use reflects the organisation's business plans, and customer and supplier requirements


Proposals to secure resources are supported by clearly presented submissions describing realistic options, benefits, costs and outcomes

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBFLM506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA51206 - Diploma of Public Safety (Defence Public Affairs)
  • PUA51004 - Diploma of Public Safety (Community Safety)