Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise

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 MSS405007A, 'Introduce competitive systems and practices to a small or medium enterprise'.
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


Analyse the current operations systems and processes


Review the reasons for introducing competitive systems and practices and confirm the expected benefits with relevant stakeholders


Determine any internal limiting factors which will constrain the introduction of competitive systems and practices


Determine any external limiting factors which will constrain the introduction of competitive systems and practices


Quantify expected returns from achieving the benefits of introducing competitive systems and practices


Develop strategic and tactical plans to introduce competitive systems and practices to the SME


Develop a strategic plan for the SME that takes into account the nature of its business and relationships with suppliers and customers


Where required, seek authority for the implementation of the strategic plan


Identify components of competitive strategy which will yield quick returns


Identify actions which will free up required resources to allow for the introduction of competitive systems and practices


Develop achievable tactical plans which are compatible with strategy


Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) for strategic and tactical plans


Consult with relevant stakeholders to confirm tactical plans


Prioritise plans for order of implementation


Implement competitive systems and practices


Implement priority tactical plan


Determine benefits from change


Use benefits from priority plan to assist in the implementation of further tactical plans


Review progress towards strategic objectives and adjust plans, as appropriate, in consultation with relevant stakeholders