Manage staff

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 AHCBUS501A, 'Manage staff'.
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. Prepare task descriptions and person specifications

1.1. Tasks are identified and described along with the range of conditions under which performance may need to occur.

1.2. Most appropriate employment arrangements are determined based on employer and employee needs, and responsibilities and rights.

1.3. Person specifications are prepared with due regard to legislation, codes and national standards.

2. Manage workforce performance

2.1. Induction programs are designed for each employee consistent with legislative requirements and enterprise guidelines.

2.2. Terms of engagement for consultants and contractors are clarified and established.

2.3. Induction programs are conducted for new appointees and appropriate records established.

2.4. Strategies for communicating with workers are designed and implemented.

2.5. Performance management strategies are designed and implemented.

2.6. Processes for the termination of non-performing staff are identified and followed as necessary.

3. Support workforce training programs

3.1. Strategies to identify skill and knowledge gaps are designed and implemented with workers, and strategies to address these gaps are implemented.

3.2. On-the-job training is provided to optimise worker performance and to ensure safety and fairness in the workplace.

3.3. Off-the-job training requirements are identified and training is sourced and supported as appropriate.

4. Manage administrative support

4.1. Processes and procedures for the administration of staff records are implemented.

4.2. Administrative procedures and processes to meet legislated requirements are implemented.

4.3. Industrial relations are established and monitored; awards adhered to, enterprise agreements and/or contracts of employment negotiated, and disputes and conflicts resolved.

5. Implement OHS priorities and procedures

5.1. Safety policies are developed and communicated within the enterprise.

5.2. Safe work practices are identified/ designed for all aspects of the operation of the enterprise.

5.3. Safe work practices are communicated and enforced among all members of the workforce.

5.4. All members of staff are involved in hazard identification and risk assessment for OHS.

5.5. New staff are inducted into the workplace OHS system.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBUS501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51010 - Diploma of Sports Turf Management
  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC50710 - Diploma of Parks and Gardens Management
  • AHC51110 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC51513 - Diploma of Viticulture
  • AHC51310 - Diploma of Pest Management
  • AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation Management
  • AHC51210 - Diploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation
  • AHC51410 - Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC50410 - Diploma of Horticulture
  • AHC50310 - Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • AHC50210 - Diploma of Pork Production
  • AHC51812 - Diploma of Organic Farming
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture
  • AHC50213 - Diploma of Pork Production