Unit of competency details

BSBLED501A - Develop a workplace learning environment (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBLED501 - Develop a workplace learning environmentUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UET12 - Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package 1.0-2.1 
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 
TAE10 - Training and EducationTraining and Education 1.0-3.4 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3-3.3 
SIH11 - Hairdressing Training PackageHairdressing Training Package 2.0 
SIF - Funeral ServicesFuneral Services 1.0-1.1,2.0 
SIB10 - Beauty Training PackageBeauty Training Package 1.1-1.2 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
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 1.0-1.4 
RGR08 - Racing Training PackageRacing Training Package 1.0-1.1,2.0 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0-1.3 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.3 
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 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUV03 - Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package 3.0 
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 7.0-14.5 
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 1-2 
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 1-2 
UET50212 - Diploma of ESI - Power SystemsDiploma of ESI - Power Systems 1-3 
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 080303 Human Resource Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080303 Human Resource Management  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 encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning, and to monitor and improve learning performance.

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. All managers have a prominent role in encouraging, supporting and facilitating the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together.

At this level work will normally be carried out within complex and diverse methods and procedures, which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

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. Create learning opportunities

1.1. Identify potential formal and informal learning opportunities 

1.2. Identify learning needs  of individuals in relation to the needs of the team and/or enterprise, and available learning opportunities

1.3. Develop and implement learning plans  as an integral part of individual and team performance plans

1.4. Develop strategies to ensure that learning plans reflect the diversity of needs 

1.5. Ensure organisational procedures maximise individual and team access to, and participation in, learning opportunities

1.6. Ensure effective liaison occurs with training and development specialists  and contributes to learning opportunities which enhance individual, team and organisational performance

2. Facilitate and promote learning

2.1. Develop strategies to ensure that workplace learning opportunities are used and that team members are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge to encourage a learning culture  within the team

2.2. Implement organisational procedures to ensure workplace learning opportunities contribute to the development of appropriate workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes

2.3. Implement policies and procedures to encourage team members to assess their own competencies, and to identify their own learning and development needs

2.4. Share the benefits of learning with others in the team and organisation

2.5. Recognise workplace achievement by timely and appropriate recognition, feedback and rewards

3. Monitor and improve learning effectiveness

3.1. Use strategies to ensure that team and individual learning performance is monitored to determine the type and extent of any additional work-based support required, and any occupational health and safety (OHS) issues

3.2. Use feedback from individuals and teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements

3.3. Make adjustments, negotiated with training and development specialists, for improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of learning

3.4. Use processes to ensure that records and reports of competency are documented and maintained within the organisation's systems and procedures to inform future planning

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to:
  • deal with people openly and fairly
  • encourage colleagues to share their knowledge and skills
  • gain the trust and confidence of colleagues
  • use consultation skills effectively
  • literacy skills to access and use workplace information
  • planning and organisational skills to facilitate, promote and monitor learning by:
  • developing learning plans
  • establishing a workplace which is conducive to learning
  • evaluating the effectiveness of learning
  • identifying learning needs
  • negotiating learning arrangements with training and development specialists
  • selecting and using work activities to create learning opportunities
  • using coaching and mentoring to support learning.

Required knowledge 

  • management of relationships to achieve a learning environment
  • principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of:
  • adult learning
  • coaching and mentoring
  • consultation and communication
  • improvement strategies
  • leadership
  • learning environment and learning culture
  • monitoring and reviewing workplace learning
  • problem identification and resolution
  • record keeping and management methods
  • structured learning
  • work-based learning.

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:

  • methods for reviewing performance development needs and techniques for providing feedback on those needs
  • models for planning professional development
  • options available for professional development
  • knowledge of relationship management required to achieve a learning environment.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace.

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:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • assessment of written reports
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of performance in role plays
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of the principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of adult learning
  • review of the development and implementation of learning plans
  • evaluation of how workplace achievement is recognised
  • review of processes used to record and report competency.

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.

Learning opportunities  may include:

  • structured learning activities conducted outside and within the workplace such as:
  • accredited training through an independent organisation such as a state/territory OHS authority
  • action learning
  • short courses
  • training through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) leading to a nationally recognised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification or Statement of Attainment
  • workshops
  • workplace learning activities, that may also contribute to a recognised credential, such as:
  • coaching
  • exchange/rotation
  • induction
  • mentoring
  • shadowing

Learning needs  may include:

  • developmental learning, for example the learning required to progress through an organisation and take on new tasks and roles
  • gaps between the competencies held by the employee, and the skills and knowledge required to effectively undertake workplace tasks

Learning plans  may include:

  • codes of conduct
  • key performance indicators
  • negotiated agreement with individual/s
  • OHS requirements
  • performance standards
  • team competencies
  • team roles and responsibilities
  • work outputs and processes

Diversity of needs  may include:

  • learning needs that relate to social, cultural and other types of workplace diversity, such as the need for varied communication styles and approaches

Training and development specialists  may be:

  • internal
  • external

Encourage a learning culture  may refer to:

  • encouraging learning and sharing skills and knowledge across the work team and the wider organisation to develop competencies of individual team members and the team as a whole

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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