Plan a home based business

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 BSBSMB306, 'Plan a home based business'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Plan a home based business' 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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine viability of basing a business in a home environment

1.1 Identify activities that will be undertaken by the business and what facilities and workspace are needed

1.2 Identify what licences, permits, regulations or restrictions apply to operating a home based business

1.3 Identify availability of services and infrastructure to support the business

1.4 Calculate costs of suitable fittings and equipment for the business and any modifications required to existing facilities and infrastructure in the home

1.5 Determine access requirements of clients or delivery vehicles to the business premises

1.6 Identify insurance requirements for operation of the business in the home

2. Plan workplace in a home environment

2.1 Prepare a floor plan or layout that meets needs of the business and home occupants

2.2 Prepare any concept plans for modifications to buildings or structures in accordance with local government requirements

2.3 Obtain approvals from relevant authorities

2.4 Identify work health and safety (WHS) issues and develop procedures to eliminate or minimise any risks

2.5 Design workplace to provide appropriate client access and facilities while retaining privacy for home occupants

2.6 Allocate adequate and secure space for business machinery, equipment and storage of materials

3. Minimise potential sources of conflict

3.1 Identify possible sources of conflict with neighbours or home occupants

3.2 Develop protocols for home occupants, visitors and clients to enable the business to successfully operate in the home environment

3.3 Prepare a work schedule that identifies business and personal activities

3.4 Establish contingency plans for unanticipated events