Develop and maintain business continuity plans

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 BSBCON601B, 'Develop and maintain business continuity plans'.
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. Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments

1.1 Identify the relationship between corporate risk and the organisation’s business continuity management framework

1.2 Analyse and determine internal and external risk context by collecting information that relates to the organisation’s priorities, operations and environment

1.3 Analyse and identify potential internal and external sources of disruption to the organisation’s priorities, operations and environment

2. Develop and report on the business impact assessment/s

2.1 Identify the organisation’s critical business functions and their dependencies and interdependencies, and analyse and evaluate risks through the business impact assessment/s

2.2 Develop risk and disruption scenarios through the business impact assessment/s

2.3 Validate risk and disruption scenarios through the business impact assessment/s

2.4 Analyse, validate and report on the outcomes of the business impact assessment/s to management

3. Develop, implement and report on risk treatments

3.1 Develop and implement risk treatments

3.2 Participate in risk treatment review

3.3 Report on risk treatment review to management and relevant appropriate personnel

3.4 Update risk treatment review in line with feedback provided by relevant personnel

4. Determine interdependencies and develop response strategies

4.1 Develop the organisation’s emergency response, continuity and recovery strategies

4.2 Consult and seek endorsement on the organisation’s emergency response, continuity and recovery strategies from management and other appropriate personnel

4.3 Identify and manage synergies and conflicts in resourceavailability and access in conjunction with management

4.4 Coordinate the organisation’s emergency response, continuity and recovery strategies

5. Establish the business continuity plan

5.1 Consult relevant personnel and seek support for the development of the organisation’s business continuity plan/s

5.2 Ensure content of business continuity plan is comprehensive and meets, where applicable, the requirements of regulations, standards, industry practice and geographical dispersion

5.3 Document and analyse feedback received through consultation and finalise business continuity plan

5.4 Demonstrate accountability for the organisation’s business continuity plan/s

6. Establish the communication plan within the organisation’s planning framework

6.1 Identify stakeholders and determine objective and scope of communication plan for periods before, during and after disruptions occur

6.2 Determine organisation’s communication capabilities in line with objectives and scope, and identify gaps and options for meeting shortfalls

6.3 Develop and implement across the organisation, appropriate risk and incident monitoring, reporting and escalation processes

7. Deliver business continuity professional development activities

7.1 Promote the application of the business continuity management framework and plan to all relevant personnel on an ongoing basis

7.2 Provide staff with appropriate information relating to the cyclical review process of the business continuity management plan

7.3 Conduct business continuity management plan exercises in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures

7.4 Conduct post exercise debriefs, complete post exercise reviews and update business continuity strategies and plans as required

7.5 Manage and record staff learning and development in relation to the business continuity management framework in accordance with organisational requirements, and framework policies and procedures

7.6 Report on the outcomes of staff learning and development, and business continuity framework exercises to relevant personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBCON601B appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB50207 - Diploma of Business
  • PUA52312 - Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)
  • PUA60112 - Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)