Undertake business planning

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 LGADMIN525A, 'Undertake business planning'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Undertake business planning' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Undertake research on business planning

1.1 Types of representations of statistical data are identified and analysed for appropriateness of purpose against organisational needs.

1.2 Trends and patterns from statistical data are identified and analysed to inform business planning.

1.3 Interpreted data is used to identify issues for consideration in business planning.

1.4 A range of planning strategies are identified and analysed for appropriateness to the unit and/or organisation.

2. Determine scope of required planning

2.1 Research is undertaken to identify issues relevant to the unit, including sustainability issues.

2.2 Opportunities for growth are investigated and identified.

2.3 Factors relevant to the organisation's vision and strategic plan are considered.

2.4 Analysis of all issues is undertaken and priorities are determined.

2.5 Risk management strategies are identified as part of the planning process.

2.6 A range of planning strategies are investigated and analysed to determine appropriate strategy to adopt.

3. Develop a business plan

3.1 Organisation vision, mission and purpose are confirmed and in line with identified business growth opportunity.

3.2 Appropriate research is undertaken to ensure all relevant issues are considered, including environment, finance, safety and other areas of impact and opportunity.

3.3 The business plan demonstrates analysis of community needs, resources and legal requirements in accordance with organisational goals.

3.4 Triple bottom line reporting issues are identified and considered in the development of business plan.

4. Develop operational strategies to meet identified business planning and potential growth

4.1 Performance measures, operational targets and quality assurance issues are developed to conform to business plan.

4.2 Structured approach to innovation, including the use of existing or emerging technologies, is developed to respond to changing community and unit or area requirements.

4.3 Key performance indicators and targets are identified and used to monitor client satisfaction and unit or area performance.

4.4 Business plan is clearly communicated and promoted to relevant stakeholders and staff to ensure understanding and support.

4.5 Appropriate structures are designed, redesigned and implemented to optimise achievement of unit or area goals and stakeholder expectations.

4.6 Processes are developed to ensure that ongoing evaluation of the planning process is conducted.


Qualifications and Skillsets

LGADMIN525A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration