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BSBGOV502 - Recruit and coordinate committee members (Release 1)


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1 1 (this release)Current 14/Jan/2016

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  24/Jun/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recruit, develop and support committee members in an organisation. This includes planning for committee recruitment, communicating with members and prospective committee members, and coordinating processes.

It applies to individuals responsible for activities as members of committees or boards of governance.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Regulation, Licensing and Risk Governance

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify the need and roles for committee members

1.1 Identify the potential roles of committee members

1.2 Discuss and agree on roles of committee members with board members or management

1.3 Develop and document role descriptions

2. Recruit committee members

2.1 Seek volunteer committee members by advertising in relevant media or community stakeholder networks

2.2 Arrange and conduct interviews with potential committee members

2.3 Make selections and advise relevant parties

2.4 Follow policies and procedures on confidentiality of information

3. Introduce new committee members to organisational requirements

3.1 Inform new committee members about the organisation's purpose

3.2 Provide new committee members with an induction to the organisation's committee activity

3.3 Arrange for training in specific committee roles in a manner that is appropriate to the organisation's needs and resources

4. Provide ongoing support to committee members

4.1 Regularly review committee member roles and performance

4.2 Provide individual support and debriefing in accordance with organisational protocols

4.3 Identify organisational processes that can be used to support committee members in their roles

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.






1.1, 1.2, 2.4

  • Gathers, interprets and analyses information relating to core functions of committee members and the organisation, such as organisational goals, standards and values


1.3, 2.1

  • Develops material for a specific audience using clear and detailed language to convey explicit information, requirements and recommendations

Oral Communication

1.2, 3.1, 4.2

  • Conducts information sessions and clearly articulates requirements using language, tone and syntax appropriate to audience and environment
  • Uses active listening and questioning skills to confirm understanding

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 2.1-2.3, 3.2, 4.1-4.3

  • Appreciates implications of legal and regulatory responsibilities related to committee activity
  • Recognises and follows explicit and implicit protocols and meets expectations associated with the recruitment and coordination of committee members

Interacts with others

1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1-3.3, 4.2

  • Collaborates with others for the selection of committee members
  • Follows accepted communication practices and protocols, adjusting personal communication style in response to the values, beliefs and cultural expectations of others

Get the work done

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.2

  • Takes responsibility for recruitment and coordination of activity
  • Understands when to take responsibility for solving problems and when to consult with others

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Equivalence status 

BSBGOV502 Recruit and coordinate committee members

Not applicable

New unit

No equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • communicate effectively with a diverse range of people on issues relevant to committee membership and roles
  • recruit, select and induct people for committee roles according to policies, procedures and legislative requirements
  • coordinate people, processes and information for committee recruitment and induction purposes
  • contribute to analysis and decision making on issues relevant to committee member recruitment.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • list relevant legislation and organisational policies relating to the employment of committee members, who may be unpaid workers
  • outline a range of decision making techniques
  • explain committee and management roles and responsibilities
  • describe the organisational history, structure, core functions, code of conduct, constitution, policies and procedures, and reporting processes.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical committee recruitment and coordination activities and include access to:

  • actual or simulated committee recruitment and coordination
  • examples of committee role descriptions.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


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