Unit of competency details

BSBFLM305C - Support operational plan (Release 1)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 10/Mar/2009

Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBFLM305 - Support operational planUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015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
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 
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 
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 
DEF12 - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 1.0-2.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 12.0-14.5 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEP30212 - Certificate III in ESI Generation - OperationsCertificate III in ESI Generation - Operations 1-3 
UEP30112 - Certificate III in ESI Generation - Systems OperationsCertificate III in ESI Generation - Systems Operations 1-3 
UEG40114 - Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
UEG30211 - Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations 1-3 
UEG30114 - Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations 
RII31009 - Certificate III in Bituminous SurfacingCertificate III in Bituminous Surfacing 
RII30913 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil Construction 1-3 
RII30912 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil Construction 1-2 
RII30909 - Certificate III in Civil ConstructionCertificate III in Civil Construction 
RII30313 - Certificate III in Underground Metalliferous MiningCertificate III in Underground Metalliferous Mining 1-3 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080399 Business And Management, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080399 Business And Management, 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 provide support for operational practices and procedures within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. This includes contributing to the operational plan, assisting in recruiting employees and acquiring resources, and monitoring and adjusting operational 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 

Frontline managers are actively engaged in planning activities to achieve the measurable, stated objectives of the team and the organisation. This key role is carried out to provide safe, efficient and effective products and services to customer satisfaction within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans.

At this level, work will normally be carried out within known routines, methods and procedures, and may also involve a number of complex or non routine activities that require some discretion and judgement.

This unit is related to BSBMGT402A Implement operational plan.

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. Contribute to implementation of operational plan

1.1. Collect and record details of resource requirements  and report to relevant personnel 

1.2. Ensure the operational plan  contributes to the achievement of the organisation's performance and business plan

1.3. Identify key performance indicators  to measure own and work team's performance

1.4. Undertake contingency planning  as required

1.5. Support the development and presentation of proposals for resource requirements as required

2. Assist in recruiting employees and acquiring resources

2.1. Assist with employee recruitment and/or induction as required, within the organisation's policies , practices and procedures 

2.2. Acquire physical resources and services according to the organisation's policies, practices and procedures and in consultation with relevant personnel

3. Support operations

3.1. Identify and utilise performance systems and processes  to assess team progress in achieving plans and targets

3.2. Compare actual productivity and performance with identified short-term budgets, targets and performance results

3.3. Identify and report unsatisfactory performance to relevant personnel, to enable action to be taken to rectify the situation

3.4. Provide coaching to support individuals and teams to use resources effectively, economically and safely

3.5. Support consultation processes  for the development and/or variation of the operational plan as required

3.6. Present recommendations for variation to operational plans to relevant personnel

3.7. Follow performance systems , procedures and recording processes  in accordance with organisation requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • ability to relate to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and physical and mental abilities
  • coaching and mentoring skills to provide support to colleagues
  • functional literacy skills to access and use workplace information
  • skills to:
  • maintain a safe workplace and environment
  • access and use feedback to improve operational performance
  • prepare recommendations to improve operations
  • access and use established systems and processes.

Required knowledge 

  • principles and techniques of:
  • short-term operational scheduling
  • physical resources and services acquisition procedures and/or systems
  • budget and performance figures interpretation
  • performance monitoring within defined job role
  • performance reporting
  • problem identification and resolution
  • alternative approaches to improving resource usage and eliminating resource inefficiencies and waste within defined job role
  • relevant legislation from all levels of government that may affect business operations, especially in regard to occupational health and safety and environmental issues, equal opportunity, industrial relations and anti-discrimination
  • support for individuals and teams who have difficulty in performing to the required standard.

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:

  • sharing information with members of the work team about implementing and monitoring the operational plan
  • assisting in planning resource acquisition and usage including human resources, risk management and contingency planning
  • monitoring, analysing and reporting individual and team performance against identified targets.

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
  • records produced while working with the operational plan, such as:
  • suggestions for variations to the operational plan
  • rosters and staff allocation
  • short-term resource acquisition planning, contingency planning and/or risk management plans
  • induction programs conducted
  • suggestions and input into management decisions related to the operational plan
  • records of actions taken to address day-to-day resource shortfalls.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

  • BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • BSBFLM306C Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
  • BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
  • BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety.

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:

  • purchasing or ordering of goods
  • stock requirements and requisitions
  • supply of resources.

Relevant personnel  may include:

  • colleagues, supervisors and managers
  • OHS committees and other people with specialist responsibilities
  • specialist resource managers
  • unions/employee groups
  • other employees.

Operational plan  may include:

  • organisational plans
  • tactical plans developed by the department or section to detail product and service performance.

Key performance indicators  may refer to:

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

Contingency planning  may refer to:

  • contracting or outsourcing human resource and other functions or tasks
  • diversification of outcomes
  • finding cheaper or lower quality raw materials and consumables
  • increasing sales or production
  • recycling and re-use
  • 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.

The organisation's policies practices and procedures  may include:

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

Performance systems and processes  may be:

  • formal or informal processes within the organisation, such as:
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • specified work outcomes
  • individual and team work plans
  • feedback arrangements
  • informal systems used in the place of existing organisation-wide systems.

Consultation processes  may refer to:

  • mechanisms used to provide feedback to the work team in relation to outcomes of consultation
  • meetings, interviews, brainstorming sessions, 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.

Performance systems , procedures and recording processes  may include:

  • databases and other recording mechanisms
  • individual and team performance plans
  • organisational policies and procedures relative to performance.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Management and Leadership - Frontline Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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