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Unit of competency details

BSBINM301A - Organise workplace information (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBINM301 - Organise workplace informationUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 24/Apr/2006

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Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
UEG06 - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 1.1 
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-3.1 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 
RGR08 - Racing Training PackageRacing Training Package 1.0-2.0 
PUA00 - Public Safety Training PackagePublic Safety Training Package 8.1 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 4.0-5.1 
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 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
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CUS09 - MusicMusic 1.1-1.2 
CUL11 - Library, Information and Cultural Services Training PackageLibrary, Information and Cultural Services Training Package 1.0 
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 7.0-14.3 
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 
AUM12 - Automotive ManufacturingAutomotive Manufacturing 1.0 
AUM08 - Automotive ManufacturingAutomotive Manufacturing 1.1 
AUM - Automotive ManufacturingAutomotive Manufacturing 1.0 
ACM10 - Animal Care and ManagementAnimal Care and Management 1.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

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UEG30110 - Certificate III in Gas Industry OperationsCertificate III in Gas Industry Operations 
SIS30513 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 
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SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and RecreationCertificate III in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SFI30611 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution)Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Sales and Distribution) 1-4 
SFI30511 - Certificate III in Seafood ProcessingCertificate III in Seafood Processing 1-4 
SFI30311 - Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support)Certificate III in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management Support) 1-5 
SFI30211 - Certificate III in Fishing OperationsCertificate III in Fishing Operations 1-5 
SFI30111 - Certificate III in AquacultureCertificate III in Aquaculture 1-5 
RGR30308 - Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration)Certificate III in Racing Services (Racing Administration) 1-3 
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Classifications

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

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation's work processes and knowledge management systems.

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 skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of information management to provide technical advice and support to a team.

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. Collect and assess information

1.1. Access product and service information  in accordance with organisational requirements 

1.2. Ensure methods of collecting information  are reliable and make efficient use of available time and resources

1.3. Assess information for clarity, accuracy, currency and relevance to intended tasks

1.4. Use interpersonal skills  to access relevant information from teams and individuals

2. Organise information

2.1. Organise information in a format  suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements

2.2. Use appropriate technology /systems  to maintain information in accordance with organisational requirements

2.3. Collate information and materials, and communicate to relevant designated persons 

2.4. Identify difficulties organising and accessing information and solve collaboratively with individuals and team members

2.5. Update and store information in accordance with organisational requirements and systems

3. Review information needs

3.1. Actively seek feedback  on clarity, accuracy and sufficiency of information to ensure relevance of information and system

3.2. Review the contribution of information to decision making and implement appropriate modifications to collection processes

3.3. Identify future information needs and incorporate in modifications to collection processes

3.4. Document future information needs and incorporate in modifications to reporting processes

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • analytical skills to classify and report information
  • literacy skills to read and understand a variety of texts; and to write, edit and proofread documents to ensure clarity of meaning, accuracy and consistency of information
  • problem-solving skills to deal with information which is contradictory, ambiguous, inconsistent or inadequate
  • technology skills to display information in a format suitable to the target audience.

Required knowledge 

  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • occupational health and safety (OHS)
  • methods for checking validity of information and its sources
  • organisational recordkeeping/filing systems, security procedures and safe recording practices
  • policies and procedures relating to distribution of workplace information, and legal and ethical obligations.

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:

  • providing accurate information for defined purposes
  • systematic maintenance and handling of data and documents
  • using business technology to manage information
  • knowledge of relevant legislation.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources
  • examples of information documents found 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
  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of techniques
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of organisational recordkeeping/filing systems
  • analysis of how information and materials were communicated to relevant people
  • review of documentation outlining future information needs.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

  • BSBWRT301A Write simple documents
  • general administration units
  • other information management units.

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.

Information  may include:

  • computer databases (e.g. library catalogue, customer records)
  • computer files (e.g. letters, memos and other documents)
  • correspondence (e.g. faxes, memos, letters, email)
  • financial figures
  • forms (e.g. insurance forms, membership forms)
  • invoices (e.g. from suppliers, to debtors)
  • personnel records (e.g. personal details, salary rates)
  • production targets
  • sales records (e.g. monthly forecasts, targets achieved)

Organisational requirements  may include:

  • code of conduct/code of ethics
  • information protocols
  • legal and organisational policies, guidelines and requirements
  • management and accountability channels
  • OHS policies, procedures and programs
  • procedures for updating records
  • quality assurance and/or procedures manuals
  • security and confidentiality requirements

Methods of collecting information  may include:

  • checking research provided by others
  • checking written material including referrals and client files
  • classification tools
  • individual research
  • information from other organisations
  • interviews with colleagues/customers
  • observation and listening
  • previous file records
  • questioning (in person or indirect)
  • recruitment applications and other forms

Interpersonal skills  may include:

  • consultation methods, techniques and protocols
  • networking
  • seeking feedback from group members to confirm understanding
  • summarising and paraphrasing
  • using appropriate body language

Format  may include:

  • adding headers and footers
  • incorporating graphics and pictures
  • inserting symbols
  • using legends
  • using a particular software application
  • using tables and charts

Technology  may include:

  • answering machine
  • computer
  • email
  • fax machine
  • internet/extranet/intranet
  • photocopier
  • shredder
  • telephone

Systems  may include:

  • information management systems
  • knowledge management systems
  • record management systems

Designated persons  may include:

  • clients
  • colleagues
  • committee
  • external agencies
  • line management
  • statutory bodies
  • supervisor

Feedback  may include:

  • audit documentation and reports
  • comments from clients and colleagues
  • customer satisfaction questionnaires
  • quality assurance data
  • returned goods

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Knowledge Management - Information Management

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units