Unit of competency details

BSBMGT515A - Manage operational plan (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by BSBMGT517 - Manage operational planUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Edits to clarify intent of Performance Criteria. Additional performance criterion and evidence for intellectual property. 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 
TLI10 - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGETRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGE 1.0-4.2 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.1 
SIR07 - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.3-3.3 
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 
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
NWP07 - Water Training PackageWater Training Package 3.0 
ICP10 - Printing and Graphic ArtsPrinting and Graphic Arts 1.0-2.1 
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 
FDF10 - Food ProcessingFood Processing 1.0-4.1 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0,2.0-2.0 
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 
CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 
CUE03 - Entertainment Training PackageEntertainment Training Package 3.1-3.2 
CUA11 - Live Performance Training PackageLive Performance Training Package 1.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 1.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 7.0-14.2 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 6.0-9.1 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-2.1 
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 080301 Business Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080301 Business 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 develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans.

Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan.

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 people who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan. The task of the manager at this level is to develop and implement an operational plan to ensure that the objectives and strategies outlined in the strategic and/or business plan are met by work teams. However in some larger organisations operational plans may be developed by a strategic planning unit.

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. Develop operational plan

1.1. Research, analyse and document resource requirements  and develop an operational plan in consultation with relevant personnel , colleagues and specialist resource managers 

1.2. Develop and/or implement consultation processes  as an integral part of the operational planning process

1.3. Ensure details of the operational plan include the development of key performance indicators  to measure organisational performance

1.4. Develop and implement contingency plans  at appropriate stages of operational planning

1.5. Ensure the development and presentation of proposals for resource requirements is supported by a variety of information sources and seek specialist advice as required

1.6. Obtain approval for plan from relevant parties and ensure understanding among work teams involved

2. Plan and manage resource acquisition

2.1. Develop and implement strategies to ensure that employees are recruited and/or inducted within the organisation's human resources management policies and practices

2.2. Develop and implement strategies to ensure that physical resources and services are acquired in accordance with the organisation's policies , practices and procedures 

3. Monitor and review operational performance

3.1. Develop, monitor and review performance systems and processes to assess progress in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets

3.2. Analyse and interpret budget and actual financial information to monitor and review profit and productivity performance

3.3. Identify areas of under performance, recommend solutions, and take prompt action to rectify the situation

3.4. Plan and implement systems to ensure that mentoring and coaching are provided to support individuals and teams to effectively, economically and safely use resources

3.5. Negotiate recommendations for variations to operational plans and gain approval from designated persons /groups 

3.6. Develop and implement systems to ensure that procedures and records associated with documenting performance are managed in accordance with organisational requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • literacy skills to access and use workplace information and to write a succinct and practical plan
  • technology skills to use software to produce and monitor the plan against performance indicators
  • planning and organisational skills
  • coaching skills to work with people with poor performance
  • numeracy skills to allocate and manage financial resources.

Required knowledge 

  • models and methods for operational plans
  • budgeting processes
  • alternative approaches to improving resource usage and eliminating resource inefficiencies and waste.

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:

  • development of an operational plan with details of how it will be implemented and monitored
  • knowledge of models and methods for operational plans.

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:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of budgeting processes
  • review of operational plan, key performance indicators and contingency plans
  • evaluation of employee recruitment and induction strategies
  • evaluation of processes implemented to acquire physical resources and services.

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.

Resource requirements  may include:

  • goods and services to be purchased and ordered
  • human, physical and financial resources - both current and projected
  • stock requirements and requisitions

Relevant personnel , colleagues and specialist resource managers  may include:

  • employees at the same level or more senior managers
  • managers
  • occupational health and safety committee/s and other people with specialist responsibilities
  • supervisors
  • union or employee representatives

Consultation processes  may refer to:

  • email/intranet communications, newsletters or other processes and devices which ensure that all employees have the opportunity to contribute to team and individual operational plans
  • mechanisms used to provide feedback to the work team in relation to outcomes of consultation
  • meetings, interviews, brainstorming sessions

Operational plans  may also be termed:

  • action plans
  • annual plans
  • management plans
  • tactical plans

Key performance indicators  may refer to:

  • measures for monitoring or evaluating the efficiency or effectiveness of a system which may be used to demonstrate accountability and to identify areas for improvements

Contingency plans  may include:

  • contracting out or outsourcing human resources and other functions or tasks
  • diversification of outcomes
  • finding cheaper or lower quality raw materials and consumables
  • increasing sales or production
  • recycling and re-using
  • rental, hire purchase or alternative means of procurement of required materials, equipment and stock
  • restructuring of organisation to reduce labour costs
  • risk identification, assessment and management processes
  • seeking further funding
  • strategies for reducing costs, wastage, stock or consumables
  • succession planning

Organisation's policies , practices and procedures  may include:

  • organisational culture
  • organisational guidelines which govern and prescribe operational functions, such as the acquisition and management of human and physical resources
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • undocumented practices in line with organisational operations

Designated persons /groups  may include:

  • groups designated in workplace policies and procedures
  • managers or supervisors whose roles and responsibilities include decision making on operations
  • other stakeholders such as Board members
  • other work groups or teams whose work will be affected by recommendations for variations

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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