Unit of competency details

BSBINM501A - Manage an information or knowledge management system (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Apr/2008

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

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UET12 - Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package 1.0-2.0 
UEP12 - Electricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training PackageElectricity Supply Industry - Generation Sector Training Package 1.0-2.1 
UEG11 - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 1.0-2.0 
UEE11 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 1.0-1.4 
UEE07 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 4.0 
TLI10 - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGETRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGE 1.0-4.2 
TAE10 - Training and EducationTraining and Education 1.0-3.4 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-1.3 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3-3.3 
SIF - Funeral ServicesFuneral Services 1.0-2.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.1 
RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 2.0-3.2 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.0-1.3 
RGR08 - Racing Training PackageRacing Training Package 1.0-2.0 
PUA12 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 1.0-2.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
MSF - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 1.0-1.2 
MSA07 - Manufacturing Training PackageManufacturing Training Package 7.0-8.4 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.2 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CUV03 - Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package 3.0 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUE03 - Entertainment Training PackageEntertainment Training Package 3.1-3.2 
CSC12 - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 1.0-1.1 
CSC07 - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 1.2 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 8.0-14.1 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the 'Title' columnRelease
UET60312 - Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsAdvanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems Operations 
UET60212 - Advanced Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsAdvanced Diploma of ESI - Power Systems 1-2 
UET50312 - Diploma of ESI - Power Systems OperationsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems Operations 
UET50212 - Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems 1-2 
UEP50412 - Diploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical ElectronicDiploma of ESI Generation Maintenance - Electrical Electronic 1-3 
UEP50312 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance)Diploma of ESI Generation (Maintenance) 1-3 
UEP50212 - Diploma of ESI Generation (Operations)Diploma of ESI Generation (Operations) 1-3 
UEP50112 - Diploma of ESI Generation - Systems OperationsDiploma of ESI Generation - Systems Operations 1-3 
UEG60211 - Advanced Diploma of Gas Supply Industry OperationsAdvanced Diploma of Gas Supply Industry Operations 1-2 
UEG60114 - Advanced Diploma of Gas Supply Industry OperationsAdvanced Diploma of Gas Supply Industry Operations 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 029999 Information Technology, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 029999 Information Technology, N.e.c.  25/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to organise learning to use an information or knowledge management system and to manage the use of the system.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to managers who have responsibility for seeing that key information and corporate knowledge are retained, accessible to others and improve business outcomes.

The unit does not address the requirement to select the technical system (software or hardware), which is seen as the role of an information technology specialist, although in some smaller organisations this may be a part of the manager's role.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

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.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Organise learning to use information or knowledge management system

1.1. Identify learning needs of relevant personnel  and stakeholders  for input into, and use of, an information or knowledge management system 

1.2. Identify and secure human, financial and physical resources required for learning activities  to use an information or knowledge management system

1.3. Organise and facilitate learning activities

1.4. Promote and support use of the system throughout the organisation

1.5. Monitor and document effectiveness of learning activities

2. Manage use of information or knowledge management system

2.1. Ensure implementation of policies and procedures for the information or knowledge management system  are monitored for compliance, effectiveness and efficiency

2.2. Address implementation issues and problems as they arise

2.3. Monitor integration and alignment with data and information systems

2.4. Collect information on achievement of performance measures 

2.5. Manage contingencies such as system failure or technical difficulties by accessing technical specialist help as required

3. Review use of information or knowledge management system

3.1. Analyse effectiveness of system and report on strengths and limitations of the system

3.2. Review business and operational plan and determine how effectively the system is contributing to intended outcomes

3.3. Make recommendations for improvement to system, policy or work practices

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • analytical and problem-solving skills to ensure the system is working in accordance with organisational expectations and to deal with contingencies
  • technology skills to work with and manage the use of the information or knowledge management system.

Required knowledge 

  • legislation, codes of practice and national standards, for example:
  • privacy and confidentiality legislation
  • freedom of information legislation
  • AS 5037:2005 Knowledge management - A guide
  • organisational policies and procedures, for example:
  • records management
  • information management
  • customer service
  • commercial confidentiality
  • organisational operations, and existing data and information systems.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of information or knowledge management system/s and evaluation of suitability for a particular work or organisational context
  • knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and national standards.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to system
  • access to system user feedback.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • assessment of written reports reviewing and evaluating information or knowledge management systems
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • review of identified learning needs personnel and stakeholders regarding the information or knowledge management system
  • evaluation of monitoring and documentation about the effectiveness of learning activities
  • analysis documentation reporting on the strengths and limitations of the system
  • review of recommendations made for improvements to the system, policy or work practices.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • other units from the Diploma of Management.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Relevant personnel  include:

  • managers, leaders, supervisors and coordinators
  • owners
  • staff, team members and colleagues

Stakeholders  include:

  • clients and customers
  • employee representatives
  • funding bodies
  • industry, professional and trade associations
  • regulatory bodies and authorities
  • sponsors
  • tenderers, suppliers and contractors

Information or knowledge management  is defined as:

  • equipment, strategies, methods, activities and techniques used formally and informally by individuals and the organisation to identify, collect, organise, store, retrieve, analyse, share and draw on information and knowledge valuable to the work of the organisation

An information or knowledge management system :

  • comprises policies, protocols, procedures and practices to manage information or knowledge within the organisation and among relevant stakeholders

Learning activities  include:

  • coaching and mentoring programs
  • help desks
  • information sessions, briefings, workshops and training programs
  • paper-based or electronic (including intranet) learning opportunities
  • use of expert workers such as coaches and mentors to help other personnel use the system

Policies and procedures for the information or knowledge management system  cover:

  • complying with legislative requirements (such as privacy, confidentiality and defamation requirements) and other policies and procedures
  • content guidelines
  • ensuring accuracy and relevance of knowledge input into the system
  • mechanisms, formats and styles of input to system, including appropriate alternative formats for people with a disability
  • permissions for input
  • removing out-of-date, inaccurate and content that is no longer relevant
  • selecting, maintaining and disposing of knowledge in the system
  • sharing knowledge in the system

Performance measures  include:

  • key performance indicators
  • other systems and measures to enable assessment of how, when, where and why outcomes are being achieved
  • performance objectives
  • performance standards (including codes of conduct)
  • qualitative or quantitative mechanisms to measure individual performance

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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