Develop and review a business plan

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 AHCBUS506A, 'Develop and review a business plan'.
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 scope

1.1. Scope of the business plan and associated systems is determined in consultation with key and specialist personnel.

1.2. Accurate information is accessed to inform business plan development.

1.3. Trends and seasonal variations are accounted for and incorporated into the business plan.

1.4. Strategic goals, targets and directions of the enterprise are accounted for in the development of the business plan.

1.5. Legal obligations are understood and complied with in developing the business plan.

2. Prepare business plan

2.1. Operational goals and targets that enhance opportunities to meet the enterprise strategic plan are developed.

2.2. Supply chains are identified and incorporated into the business plan.

2.3. Risk management needs are identified and addressed within the business plan.

2.4. Trial systems are incorporated in order to test budgetary impact and operational potential prior to full implementation of the business plan.

2.5. Indicators of operational performance are clear and measurable and allow for realistic analysis of performance.

3. Document and review business plan

3.1. Fiscal and operational systems that enhance performance management and suit enterprise requirements are included.

3.2. Resource considerations are incorporated into the business plan.

3.3. Business plan is accurately documented and clearly communicated to all relevant parties.

3.4. Performance against the business plan is monitored to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.

3.5. Recommendations to improve the business plan and associated systems are made as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBUS506A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC51710 - Diploma of Rural Machinery Management
  • AHC50110 - Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51513 - Diploma of Viticulture
  • AHC51610 - Diploma of Irrigation Management
  • AHC51210 - Diploma of Community Coordination and Facilitation
  • AHC51410 - Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • AHC50310 - Diploma of Production Horticulture
  • AHC51812 - Diploma of Organic Farming
  • SFI50111 - Diploma of Aquaculture
  • CHC51115 - Diploma of Financial Counselling
  • SIS50115 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management

And the skillsets: