Build international client relationships

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 BSBREL501A, 'Build international client relationships'.
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. Build interpersonal communication strategies

1.1. Establish database of international clients with relevant fields

1.2. Establish and note preferred mode of communication for communicating with international clients

1.3. Take into account the influence of geographic separation in establishing preferred mode of communication with international clients

1.4. Use a diary of communications with international clients to provide reminder to facilitate regular contact with international clients

1.5. Establish a record keeping strategy for communications with international clients

2. Analyse and identify culturally appropriate communication strategies with clients

2.1. Identify sources of information relating to culturally appropriate styles of communication for specific cultural groups among international clients

2.2. Analyse and note, using available information sources, culturally appropriate styles of communication for specific cultural groups among international clients

3. Apply culturally appropriate communication strategies with clients

3.1. Use preferred client communication styles and modes of communication in communications with international clients

3.2. Use culturally appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication processes to establish rapport with international clients

3.3. Use active listening to establish rapport with international clients

3.4. Investigate and act upon opportunities to offer positive feedback to clients

3.5. Use open questions to promote two-way communication

3.6. Identify and act upon potential barriers to effective communication with international clients including those that are influenced by culture

3.7. Ensure communication processes initiated identify client needs, preferences and expectations

4. Maintain and improve relationships with international clients

4.1. Develop strategies to establish processes for obtaining ongoing feedback from international clients to monitor satisfaction levels using appropriate techniques

4.2. Use strategies developed to elicit feedback to provide information in a form that can be used to improve relationships with international clients

4.3. Use feedback obtained to develop and implement strategies to maintain and improve relationships with international clients

4.4. Review the effectiveness of communication with international clients on a regular basis

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBREL501A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB51207 - Diploma of Marketing
  • BSB50807 - Diploma of International Business
  • BSB50107 - Diploma of Advertising
  • TAE50310 - Diploma of International Education Services