Lead a team to foster innovation

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 SIRXQUA002A, 'Lead a team to foster innovation'.
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


Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Organise team to maximise innovation.

1.1.Analyse the performance requirements for the team.

1.2.Gather information about team members.

1.3.Acknowledge strengths and weaknesses of individual team members.

1.4.Assign team roles to ensure a match between work requirements and individual team members’ capacities.

1.5.Select team members to foster cross-fertilisation of ideas.

2. Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices.

2.1.Structure and organise work to enable innovation.

2.2.Communicate work assignments to team members in ways that encourage and reinforce team based innovation.

2.3.Allocate tasks and activities to ensure the best use of team skills.

2.4.Ensure work assignments include timelines that allow for innovation.

3. Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplace.

3.1.Encourage team members to work collaboratively on work assignments.

3.2.Encourage team members to share work information, knowledge and experiences in their day-to-day work.

3.3.Encourage team members to seek external stimuli and knowledge and to set up and maintain networks.

3.4.Provide appropriate guidance to team members on the use of innovation in the workplace.

3.5.Coach team members to ensure they have the enabling skills to implement innovation in the workplace.

4. Provide a model of innovative work practice.

4.1.Share case studies and examples of the use and benefits of innovative work practices within teams with team members.

4.2.Ensure examples of the way innovative skills can be applied in the workplace are provided by the team leader.

4.3.Demonstrate the qualities of an effective team member, as team leader in working with the team.

4.4.Promote and reinforce the value placed by the organisation on innovation.

5. Monitor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices.

5.1.Actively encourage team members to reflect on team activities and opportunities for improvement and innovation.

5.2.Evaluate team activities based on feedback from team members, management, clients and other interested people.

5.3.Receive suggestions for work improvements in a positive manner, and act on them where appropriate.

5.4.Review and record evidence of the application of innovative work skills, and present findings as appropriate.

5.5.Review the innovation process and discuss and constructively analyse both positive and negative outcomes.

6. Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills.

6.1.Debrief team members after work and training and evaluation exercises.

6.2.Discuss feedback from review processes within the team and use it to inform future planning.

6.3.Celebrate successful innovations and reward the team appropriately.

6.4.Discuss problems in the use of innovation in a constructive way.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SIRXQUA002A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SFL40110 - Certificate IV in Floristry
  • SFL50110 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • SIH40111 - Certificate IV in Hairdressing
  • BSB40407 - Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • WRH50109 - Diploma of Hairdressing Salon Management
  • SIR50107 - Diploma of Retail Management
  • SIR50207 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising
  • SIR40207 - Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SIR50112 - Diploma of Retail Management
  • SIR40212 - Certificate IV in Retail Management
  • SIR50212 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising
  • BSB40415 - Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • SFL40115 - Certificate IV in Floristry
  • SFL50115 - Diploma of Floristry Design
  • BSB42615 - Certificate IV in New Small Business
  • BSB42515 - Certificate IV in Small Business Management

And the skillsets: