Develop a communications strategy to support production

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 MSACMC614A, 'Develop a communications strategy to support production'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine information needs of employees and manufacturing systems

1.1. Examine competitive manufacturing strategy and determine broad information framework

1.2. Examine the production process and its requirements and determine the information needs of production employees

1.3. Examine the maintenance strategy and determine the information needed by maintenance employees

1.4. Examine the office, logistics, sales, marketing and other areas supporting production and determine the information needs of employees

1.5. Discuss information used and desired with employees at all relevant levels, and involve team and other key personnel in strategy development to ensure awareness, learning and commitment

1.6. Examine control systems to determine their data needs

2. Select communication strategy

2.1. Analyse required information flows

2.2. Determine access requirements by information users

2.3. Evaluate suitability of communication media for required information flows and access

2.4. Discuss possible strategy with relevant stakeholders

2.5. Select an appropriate strategy or strategies.

3. Implement strategy

3.1. Develop list of what needs to be done

3.2. Determine resources required to implement strategy

3.3. Obtain authority for communication media to be developed

3.4. Monitor development of communication media and take appropriate corrective action as required

3.5. Deploy developed communication media

4. Monitor ongoing situation

4.1. Determine relevant indicators for communication strategy

4.2. Monitor indicators

4.3. Re-evaluate communication needs on a regular basis

4.4. Make improvements to the communication strategy as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMC614A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
  • FDF50210 - Diploma of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • FDF50110 - Diploma of Food Processing