Drive retail profitability

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 SIRRRTF003, 'Drive retail profitability'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Drive retail profitability' 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

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Evaluate and plan retail financials.

1.1.Access and accurately interpret budgetary and financial plans of the business.

1.2.Measure financial results, identifying patterns and trends, including variances from budget and financial plans.

1.3.Identify factors that could improve financial performance and limit variances from budget and financial plan.

1.4.Identify contingency actions to be adopted if financial circumstances change.

1.5.Clarify and negotiate, with relevant personnel, changes required to the budget and financial plans.

2. Monitor and control financials.

2.1.Monitor financials regularly to accurately identify actual results against budget and financial plans.

2.2.Identify trends and patterns including variances from budget and financial plans, and take prompt corrective action within work role where significant deviations occur.

2.3.Review variable and semi-variable costs to highlight opportunities.

2.4.Complete workplace documentation and other records of budget performance and expenditure, and report to relevant personnel.

2.5.Recommend, and implement within work role, activities that improve business financial performance and limit variances from budget and financial plan.

3. Positively impact the financials.

3.1.Consult relevant internal personnel, including work team, on ways to increase productivity and reduce labour spend.

3.2.Identify and document strategies to increase productivity and reduce labour spend.

3.3.Promote the strategies adopted to improve productivity and financial profitability, including advising the work team on their roles in improving business financials.

3.4.Monitor implementation of strategies, and support team to improve sales results.

3.5.Identify changes to strategies to improve uptake and outcomes.

3.6.Delegate responsibilities and accountabilities relevant to budget and financial achievement in accordance with organisational policies.