Recruit, select and induct staff

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 BSBHRM402A, 'Recruit, select and induct staff'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine job descriptions

1.1. Clarify time lines and requirement for appointment

1.2. Assist with preparation of job descriptions which accurately reflect the role requirements in accordance with organisational procedures and legislation, codes and national standards and occupational health and safety (OHS) considerations

1.3. Consult with relevant personnel about job descriptions

1.4. Ensure that job descriptions do not contravene legislative requirements

1.5. Obtain approvals to advertise position

2. Plan for selection

2.1. Advertise vacancies for staffing requirements in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

2.2. Consult with relevant personnel to convene selection panel and to develop interview questions

2.3. Short list applicants

2.4. Ensure that interview questions do not breach legislative requirements

2.5. Schedule interviews and advise relevant personnel of times, dates and venues

3. Assess and select applicants

3.1. Participate in interview process and assess candidates against agreed selection criteria

3.2. Discuss assessment with other selection panel members

3.3. Correct any biases or deviations from agreed procedures and negotiate for preferred candidate

3.4. Contact referees for referee reports

3.5. Prepare selection report and make recommendations to senior personnel for appointment

3.6. Advise unsuccessful candidates of outcomes and respond to any queries

3.7. Complete all necessary documentation in accordance with organisational procedures

3.8. Secure agreement of preferred candidate

4. Appoint and induct successful candidate

4.1. Provide successful candidate with employment contract and other documentation

4.2. Advise managers and staff of starting date and make necessary administrative arrangements for pay and employee record keeping

4.3. Advise manager and work team of new appointment

4.4. Arrange induction in accordance with organisational policy

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBHRM402A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PRM40109 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Management)
  • PRM40509 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Waste Management)
  • PRM40209 - Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Pest Management)
  • PRM30204 - Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Pest Management - Technical)
  • CPC50308 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • SIS40110 - Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness
  • CPP40307 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Real Estate)
  • CPP40407 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Stock and Station Agency)
  • CPP40811 - Certificate IV in Access Consulting
  • CPP50511 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)
  • CPP50307 - Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management)
  • CPP50611 - Diploma of Security and Risk Management
  • CPP40611 - Certificate IV in Property Services (Operations)
  • CPP50409 - Diploma of Property Services (Business Broking)
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • BSB30307 - Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • BSB50307 - Diploma of Customer Contact
  • BSB40307 - Certificate IV in Customer Contact
  • BSB51107 - Diploma of Management
  • BSB41007 - Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP51104 - Diploma of Government (Management)
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business
  • AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  • AHC41110 - Certificate IV in Irrigation
  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40710 - Certificate IV in Retail Nursery
  • AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC41010 - Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • AVI60110 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instruction)
  • AVI40508 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Leadership and Supervision)
  • MTM40411 - Certificate IV in Meat Processing (General)
  • SFI40311 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)
  • SFI40211 - Certificate IV in Fishing Operations
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI40511 - Certificate IV in Seafood Processing
  • SFI40611 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry Sales and Distribution
  • CUE50303 - Diploma of Live Production, Theatre and Events (Technical Production)
  • CUE40403 - Certificate IV in Venues and Events (Customer Service)
  • TLI42010 - Certificate IV in Logistics
  • TLI50410 - Diploma of Logistics
  • FDF40110 - Certificate IV in Food Processing
  • FDF40210 - Certificate IV in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • HLT43807 - Certificate IV in Sterilisation Services
  • HLT43207 - Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • HLT40407 - Certificate IV in Health Supervision
  • HLT52207 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
  • CUF40107 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media
  • CUF40407 - Certificate IV in Make-up
  • CUF40207 - Certificate IV in Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance
  • CUF50407 - Diploma of Specialist Make-up Services
  • CUF50207 - Diploma of Interactive Digital Media
  • CUF50607 - Diploma of Scenery and Set Construction