Develop and manage international business operations

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 MTMBUS705A, 'Develop and manage international business operations'.
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. Identify and analyse impacts of international factors on the business operation and functions

1.1. Core activities, customer base, business values and current business direction are confirmed.

1.2. Performance data from all areas of the business is reviewed to identify strengths, weaknesses and critical success factors relevant to international business activity.

1.3. Trends and developments having an impact on international business activity are identified and analysed for their potential impact on the business.

1.4. Comparative international market information is gathered and analysed as a basis for reviewing business performance.

2. Investigate international business opportunities in the areas of investment, trade, finance and workforce development

2.1. Market intelligence is gathered from available sources and documented.

2.2. Current capabilities and resources are identified and assessed to identify areas for improvement or exploitation within international markets.

2.3. International market performance of existing and potential competitors and their products or services is analysed to identify potential opportunities or threats within international business markets.

2.4. Legal, ethical and environmental constraints of the international market are identified and analysed for their effect on international business activity.

2.5. Current and emerging needs in international markets that link positively to the business's strengths or capabilities are identified.

2.6. The needs of the business in terms of changes required to address an international market opportunity are identified.

3. Operate international business activities

3.1. Available international business positioning strategies are identified and a strategy chosen to meet marketing requirements and the consumer profile, including the culture of profiled groups.

3.2. A positioning implementation plan is developed in accordance with organisational requirements.

3.3. International business options are identified and strategies for products, pricing, sourcing, logistics, promotion and distribution developed.

3.4. The international business payment, investment capital, accounting and taxation issues, options and proposed strategies are identified.

3.5. Financial compliance requirements associated with international business activity are identified for relevant international finance regulations.

3.6. Documentation requirements for export are identified and prepared.

3.7. The investment, trade, financial, taxation and workforce risks in the international business operation are identified and contingency strategies developed.

3.8. Operational plans to address the international business activity are developed or amended in accordance with organisational requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

MTMBUS705A appears in the following qualifications:

  • MTM70111 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness
  • MTM80111 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Agribusines