Manage and oversee bargaining

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 BSBWRK508A, 'Manage and oversee bargaining'.
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 for bargaining

1.1. Analyse workplace structures to support bargaining processes

1.2. Identify training and development needs

1.3. Identify existing industrial arrangements and impact of legislation relevant to bargaining

1.4. Prepare an initial draft of claims and ensure compliance

1.5. Develop bargaining strategy and negotiating tactics which complement organising activities

2. Oversee and develop workplace organisation

2.1. Develop and implement methods to identify issues in the workplace

2.2. Establish consultative and communication processes

2.3. Develop key campaign messages

2.4. Ensure recruitment of workers is undertaken and members are moved towards activism

2.5. Inoculate members to possible employer strategies and propose union responses

2.6. Coordinate, plan and commence workplace activities

3. Undertake negotiations and take action

3.1. Participate in formal negotiations

3.2. Keep records of formal meetings and outcomes

3.3. Initiate action against employer where appropriate

3.4. Apply negotiating techniques to achieve a favourable outcome

3.5. Respond to employer positions, strategy and tactics as appropriate

4. Reach and evaluate outcomes

4.1. Finalise agreed outcomes of negotiations and document agreement

4.2. Seek approval of endorsement process with members on final agreement

4.3. Ensure agreement is lodged and ballots are conducted appropriately by the employer

4.4. Review outcomes against initial plan with members

4.5. Establish a plan for implementation of the agreement

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBWRK508A appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB51807 - Diploma of Unionism and Industrial Relations