Unit of competency details

BSBMGT617A - Develop and implement a business plan (Release 1)

Summary

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

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the 'Title' columnRelease
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 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.0 
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 1.0-1.4 
MTM11 - Australian Meat Industry Training PackageAustralian Meat Industry Training Package 1.0-4.0 
LMF02 - Furnishing Training PackageFurnishing Training Package 6.0-8.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
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 - Live Performance and Entertainment Training PackageLive Performance and Entertainment Training Package 1.0 
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 7.0-14.1 
CPC08 - Construction, Plumbing and Services Training PackageConstruction, Plumbing and Services Training Package 6.0-9.0 
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 
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land ManagementAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management 2.0-8.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the 'Title' columnRelease
SFI50211 - Diploma of Fishing OperationsDiploma of Fishing Operations 1-2 
SFI50111 - Diploma of AquacultureDiploma of Aquaculture 1-3 
RII60713 - Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining Management 1-2 
RII60709 - Advanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Surface Coal Mining Management 1-2 
RII60613 - Advanced Diploma of Civil ConstructionAdvanced Diploma of Civil Construction 1-3 
RII60609 - Advanced Diploma of Civil ConstructionAdvanced Diploma of Civil Construction 1-3 
RII60513 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction DesignAdvanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design 1-2 
RII60509 - Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction DesignAdvanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design 1-3 
RII60413 - Advanced Diploma of Drilling ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Drilling Management 1-3 
RII60409 - Advanced Diploma of Drilling ManagementAdvanced Diploma of Drilling Management 1-3 
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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 run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business 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 individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.

Business plans are critical tools for business growth and development. They will vary depending on the needs of the organisation. This unit covers the typical elements of a business plan and the standard approaches to be used in implementing a business plan.

The business plan should be supported by a strategic plan, and may also be supported by a marketing plan and cash flow forecasts.

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 business plan

1.1. Review and evaluate pre-existing strategic , business and operational plan , if available

1.2. Analyse and interpret business vision, mission, values and objectives

1.3. Consult with key stakeholders 

1.4. Review market requirements for the product or service, profile customer needs and research pricing options

1.5. Develop performance objectives and measures  through consultation with key stakeholders

1.6. Identify financial, human and physical resource requirements for the business

1.7. Consider any permits or licences that may be required for new activity

1.8. Write business plan 

2. Monitor performance

2.1. Communicate business plan to all relevant parties and ensure understanding of performance requirements and timeframes

2.2. Ensure skilled labour is available to implement plan

2.3. Test performance measurement systems and refine, if necessary

2.4. Ensure timely reports on all key aspects of the business are available, user-friendly and balanced in terms of financial and non-financial performance

2.5. Report system failures, product failures and variances to the business plan as they occur

3. Respond to performance data

3.1. Analyse performance reports against planned objectives

3.2. Review performance indicators and refine if necessary

3.3. Ensure groups and individuals contributing to under-performance are coached , and provide training where appropriate

3.4. Review system processes and work methods regularly as part of continuous improvement

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • analytical and research skills to review the market, to research competitors and to review pricing structures
  • coaching and communication skills to remediate any under-performance in the work group or individuals
  • planning and organising skills to sequence activities and to develop a logical structure.

Required knowledge 

  • performance measurement approaches and benchmarking
  • options for developing business plans.

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 a range of business plans
  • implementation of a business plan including evaluation of performance against documented indicators in key results areas
  • knowledge of performance measurement approaches and benchmarking.

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:

  • assessment of written reports/examples of business plans and their outcomes
  • 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 options for developing business plans
  • review of development of performance objectives and measures
  • review of how business plan was communicated to all relevant parties.

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 Advanced 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.

Strategic , business and operational plan  may include:

  • previously formulated:
  • action plan
  • business goals
  • competitor analysis
  • financing arrangements or financial targets
  • management arrangements and/or personnel requirements
  • marketing approaches
  • product or service research or analysis

Key stakeholders  may include:

  • business partners or financiers
  • customers
  • shareholders
  • staff
  • technical experts or advisers

Performance objectives and measures  may relate to:

  • efficiency measures
  • input measures such as staff time or dollars allocated
  • outcomes measures
  • qualitative indicators such as feedback from customers, effect on the wider market or competitors, staff reports
  • quantitative indicators, such as numbers produced and sold, turnover, customer satisfaction ranking, lower staff turnover

Business plan  includes:

  • description of the business
  • business products and services
  • marketing activity
  • financial indicators
  • productivity and performance targets for key result areas such as:
  • community awareness or branding
  • environmental impact
  • governance or management
  • quality
  • sales
  • triple bottom line
  • workforce

Coaching  refers to:

  • informal on-the-job and off-the-job advice and training to improve performance

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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