Unit of competency details

BSBADM405B - Organise meetings (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBADM405 - Organise meetingsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Apr/2008

Training packages that include this unit

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FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-3.1 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
FPP10 - Pulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training PackagePulp & Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package 1.0-1.3 
CUA11 - Live Performance Training PackageLive Performance Training Package 1.0 
CHC08 - Community Services Training PackageCommunity Services Training Package 3.0-4.2 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture 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 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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CUV40503 - Certificate IV in Arts AdministrationCertificate IV in Arts AdministrationSuperseded
PSP41912 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)Deleted
BSB40212 - Certificate IV in BusinessCertificate IV in BusinessSuperseded1-2 
PSP42012 - Certificate IV in School Support ServicesCertificate IV in School Support ServicesDeleted
CUA40213 - Certificate IV in Community CultureCertificate IV in Community CultureSuperseded
CUA50513 - Diploma of Live Production DesignDiploma of Live Production DesignSuperseded
FPP40110 - Certificate IV in Pulping OperationsCertificate IV in Pulping OperationsSuperseded1-2 
FPP30210 - Certificate III in Papermaking OperationsCertificate III in Papermaking OperationsSuperseded1-3 
CUE40403 - Certificate IV in Venues and Events (Customer Service)Certificate IV in Venues and Events (Customer Service)Superseded1-2 
SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and RecreationCertificate IV in Sport and RecreationSuperseded1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080901 Secretarial And Clerical Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080901 Secretarial And Clerical Studies  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 meetings including making arrangements, liaising with participants, and developing and distributing meeting related documentation.

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 employed in a range of work environments who organise a variety of meetings. They may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or have responsibility for these tasks in the context of a particular team, workgroup or project.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


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



1. Make meeting arrangements

1.1. Identify type of meeting  and its purpose

1.2. Identify and comply with any legal or ethical requirements 

1.3. Identify requirements of meeting  and participants

1.4. Make meeting arrangements  in accordance with requirements of meeting

1.5. Advise participants of meeting details

2. Prepare documentation for meetings

2.1. Prepare notice of meeting, agenda  and meeting papers  in accordance with meeting requirements

2.2. Check documentation for accuracy and correct any errors

2.3. Distribute documentation to participants within designated time lines

2.4. Prepare spare sets of documents

3. Record and produce minutes of meeting

3.1. Take notes  with the required speed and accuracy to ensure an accurate record of the meeting

3.2. Produce minutes  that reflect a true and accurate account of the meeting

3.3. Check minutes for accuracy and submit for approval by the nominated person

3.4. Despatch copies of minutes within designated time lines

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to coordinate and consult with participants, to orally present written reports with a number of defined sections, and to clarify points made in meetings
  • literacy skills to:
  • write and compile agenda items
  • record minutes
  • make notes from spoken texts in meetings
  • use a variety of strategies for planning, reviewing and proofreading documentation
  • time management skills to allow sufficient time to prepare for and conduct meetings.

Required knowledge 

  • culturally appropriate communication techniques
  • formats for agendas and minutes
  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government, standards and codes that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • occupational health and safety.

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:

  • organising meetings, including informing participants and preparing materials
  • preparing an agenda
  • taking minutes during a meeting and preparing draft minutes after the meeting.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources.

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
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
  • demonstration of techniques.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

  • writing units
  • other general administration units.

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.

Type of meeting  may include:

  • annual general meeting
  • board meeting
  • face-to-face
  • staff meeting
  • teleconference
  • videoconference

Legal and ethical requirements  may include:

  • codes of practice
  • legislation relating to companies or associations
  • requirements for public meetings

Requirements of meeting  may include:

  • meeting structure:
  • formal
  • informal
  • self-managed
  • semi-formal
  • structured
  • number of participants
  • purpose of the meeting
  • specific needs of participants
  • specific resources and equipment required by participants e.g. video and data projectors, whiteboards
  • teleconferencing or videoconferencing meeting protocols and equipment
  • voting procedures

Arrangements  may include:

  • booking an appropriate venue
  • establishing costs and operating within a budget
  • organising accommodation and transport
  • organising appropriate communication technology
  • organising catering
  • preparing relevant documentation for participants
  • scheduling the date and time for the meeting

Agenda  may include:

  • correspondence
  • date of next meeting
  • date, time and location of meeting
  • general business
  • major agenda items
  • matters or business arising from the minutes
  • minutes of the previous meeting
  • reports
  • statement of the meeting's purpose
  • welcome

Papers  may include:

  • chairperson's report
  • committee reports
  • correspondence
  • draft documentation
  • financial reports
  • itemised meeting papers
  • minutes of previous meeting
  • research reports

Notes  may include:

  • action items
  • arrangements for next meeting
  • decisions taken at the meeting
  • formal motions
  • future action
  • issues raised at the meeting
  • points discussed at the meeting
  • record of participants who were present at or absent from the meeting (attendees and apologies)
  • suggestions made at the meeting

Minutes  may include:

  • meeting details (e.g. title, date, time, location)
  • agenda items
  • apologies
  • names of absent and attending participants
  • approval of the record of the previous minutes
  • correspondence
  • lists rather than complete sentences
  • matters arising from the previous meetings
  • other business
  • reports
  • date of the next meeting
  • using organisation templates
  • using previous minutes to determine required format

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Administration - General Administration

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units