Protect and use intangible assets in small business

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 BSBIPR405A, 'Protect and use intangible assets in small business'.
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 value intangible assets which are key to the small business

1.1. Identify intangible assets, which are a key to the ongoing success of the small business, through an intellectual property audit

1.2. Research appropriate sources of information and advice for protecting and effectively exploiting the small business's intangible assets, and seek professional advice when required

1.3. Value intangible assets so they can be incorporated into the business plan and risk assessment strategy

2. Identify and select types of protection available for intangible assets

2.1. Identify the types of protection for intangible assets, including registered and unregistered protection

2.2. Identify relevant legislative requirements in relation to the proper use and protection of intangible assets

2.3. Calculate the likely costs, risks and benefits of potential types of protection available

2.4. Assess organisational requirements, and balance costs and benefits to select the most appropriate methods to protect and use intangible assets

3. Implement appropriate protection for intangible assets

3.1. Ensure all employees, partners and directors are aware of the importance to the small business of protection of intangible assets

3.2. Implement confidentiality agreements if appropriate with employees and others who might have access to commercially sensitive information

3.3. Search appropriate databases and other resources to determine whether the small business's intangible assets are original, to avoid infringement of the intangible assets of others

3.4. Follow procedures to protect intangible assets according to the type of protection required, using appropriate intellectual property professionals

3.5. Develop and implement processes for detecting and defending infringements against the small business's intangible assets

3.6. Monitor the market for possible infringements of protection of intangible assets and take appropriate action if required

4. Develop and implement processes to avoid infringement of the rights of others

4.1. Develop and implement processes so that the small business does not infringe others' intellectual property rights

4.2. Ensure all employees are aware of and understand the importance of avoiding the infringement of others' intellectual property rights

5. Use and commercialise the small business's and others' intangible assets

5.1. Identify options for exploiting and commercialising own intangible assets

5.2. Identify intellectual property of others that can legally be used by the small business for business advantage

5.3. Identify taxation, accounting and financial reporting requirements for any gains made from commercialisation of intangible assets

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBIPR405A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB30307 - Certificate III in Micro Business Operations
  • BSB40407 - Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • BSB40207 - Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40707 - Certificate IV in Franchising
  • BSB40212 - Certificate IV in Business
  • CUV50211 - Diploma of Ceramics
  • CUV50111 - Diploma of Visual Arts
  • CUV50311 - Diploma of Graphic Design

And the skillsets: