Develop manufacturing related business plans

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 MSACMS603A, 'Develop manufacturing related business plans'.
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 purpose of plan

1.1. Confirm reason for developing plan and expected outcomes from plan

1.2. Confirm purpose of plan with all relevant stakeholders

1.3. Check expected outcomes from plan with overall strategic plan for organisation

1.4. Identify any potential areas for conflict between proposed plan and strategic directions

1.5. Negotiate with relevant stakeholders to resolve issues

2. Develop objectives and strategies

2.1. Draft objectives for business plan

2.2. Draft strategies to achieve these objectives

2.3. Determine implications for value chain

2.4. Determine capital or workplace layout/organisation implications for objectives and strategies

3. Develop plans to meet objectives and strategies

3.1. Negotiate with relevant stakeholders over implications for objectives and strategies

3.2. In liaison with relevant stakeholders, develop plans to meet objectives

3.3. Determine relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for plan

3.4. Check Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are appropriate for purpose of plan

3.5. Check plan will deliver planned purpose

3.6. Map plan to changed value chain

3.7. Adjust plan to optimise value chain

3.8. Validate plan with relevant stakeholders

4. Monitor the implementation of the plan

4.1. Release plan for implementation

4.2. Check the key progress points against the key stages of the plan

4.3. Note any discrepancies

4.4. Take appropriate action to ensure correct implementation of plan

Qualifications and Skillsets

MSACMS603A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF60308 - Advanced Diploma of Furniture Design and Technology
  • PUA51310 - Diploma of Public Safety (Explosive Ordnance Manufacture)
  • MSA61108 - Advanced Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA50108 - Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MSA41108 - Certificate IV in Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA51108 - Diploma of Competitive Manufacturing
  • MSA60108 - Advanced Diploma of Manufacturing Technology
  • MEM50211 - Diploma of Engineering - Technical
  • MEM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • MSS50111 - Diploma of Sustainable Operations
  • FPI50105 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
  • FPI50410 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • FPI50310 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture