Unit of competency details

BSBINN601B - Manage organisational change (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBINN601 - Lead and manage organisational changeUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages Edits to clarify intent of Performance Criteria Title change 24/Mar/2015
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBINN601A - Manage organisational change 01/Jun/2010

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this unit

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FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.0-2.3 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
UEG11 - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 2.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
ICA11 - Information and Communications Technology Training PackageInformation and Communications Technology Training Package 1.0-2.0 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
NWP07 - Water Training PackageWater Training Package 3.0 
FPI05 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 3.0 
TAE10 - Training and EducationTraining and Education 2.0-3.4 
HLT07 - Health Training PackageHealth Training Package 5.0-5.1 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIT60212 - Advanced Diploma of EventsAdvanced Diploma of Events1-3 
ICA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Information TechnologyAdvanced Diploma of Information Technology1-2 
TAE80210 - Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)2-3 
HLT61307 - Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)Advanced Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health (Community Care)
BSB60110 - Advanced Diploma of AdvertisingAdvanced Diploma of Advertising1-3 
SIT60112 - Advanced Diploma of Travel and TourismAdvanced Diploma of Travel and Tourism1-3 
CUV60411 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic DesignAdvanced Diploma of Graphic Design
BSB60207 - Advanced Diploma of BusinessAdvanced Diploma of Business
FPI60113 - Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry SustainabilityAdvanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability
BSB51312 - Diploma of Work Health and SafetyDiploma of Work Health and Safety
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080307 Organisation Management  03/Aug/2011 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to determine strategic change requirements and opportunities; and to develop, implement and evaluate change management strategies.

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 managers with responsibilities that extend across the organisation or across significant parts of a large organisation. They may have a dedicated role in human resources management, human resources development, or work in a strategic policy or planning area. The unit takes a structured approach to change management and applies to people with considerable work experience and organisational knowledge.

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. Identify change requirements and opportunities

1.1. Identify strategic change needs  through an analysis of organisational objectives

1.2. Review existing policies and practices against strategic objectives to identify change requirements

1.3. Monitor trends in the external environment  to identify events or trends that impact on the achievement of organisation's objectives

1.4. Identify major operational change requirements due to performance gaps, business opportunities or threats, or management decisions

1.5. Review and prioritise change requirements or opportunities with relevant managers 

1.6. Consult specialists and experts to assist in the identification of major change requirements and opportunities

2. Develop change management strategy

2.1. Undertake cost-benefit analysis for high priority change requirements and opportunities

2.2. Undertake risk analysis, identify barriers to change , and agree and record mitigation strategies

2.3. Develop change management project plan

2.4. Obtain approvals from relevant authorities to confirm the change management process

2.5. Assign resources  to the project and agree reporting protocols with relevant managers

3. Implement change management strategy

3.1. In consultation with relevant groups and individuals, develop communication or education plan to promote the benefits of the change to the organisation and to minimise loss

3.2. Arrange and manage activities to deliver the communication or education plans to relevant groups and individuals

3.3. Consult with relevant groups and individuals for input into the change process

3.4. Identify and respond to barriers to the change according to risk management plans

3.5. Action interventions and activities  set out in project plan according to project timetable

3.6. Activate strategies for embedding the change

3.7. Conduct regular evaluation and review, and modify project plan where appropriate to achieve change program objectives

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • high level interpersonal and leadership skills to obtain acceptance of change processes and to inspire trust
  • innovation skills to think laterally and to develop creative means to enable people to accept change positively
  • learning skills to enable openness to new ideas and techniques which could contribute to ongoing organisational improvement
  • planning and organising skills to sequence events and to enable staff to be clear in times of change or turbulence
  • problem-solving skills to identify and respond to barriers to the change and analyse risks
  • project management skills to implement the change management strategy
  • teamwork skills to consult with relevant groups and individuals for input to the change process
  • verbal communication skills to consult with relevant stakeholders and promote the change management plan

Required knowledge 

  • change management process or cycle
  • components of a change management project plan
  • impact of the external environment on change strategies
  • organisational behaviour
  • potential barriers to change
  • range of strategies for embedding change

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:

  • development of a change process that detailsrationale for the change and its objectives
  • implementation of a change process
  • critical evaluation of how the change process was managed
  • demonstration of techniques for responding to resistance to change.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace.

Method of assessment 

The following assessment methods are appropriate for this unit:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios around change management
  • assessment of reports on change management
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of change management project plan and communication or education plans
  • review of records outlining consultation with relevant groups and individuals for input to the change process
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of change management strategies.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

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 change needs  may include:

  • actions arising from strategic planning activities to bring about major change in the organisation, which may relate to:
  • people
  • processes
  • technology
  • structure.

External environment  may refer to factors that are:

  • consumer-driven
  • ecological
  • economic
  • ethical
  • global
  • legal
  • political
  • social
  • technological
  • the drive to corporate sustainability
  • the move to a knowledge economy
  • workforce-driven.

Relevant managers  may include those:

  • affected by the change
  • holding a leadership position in the organisation
  • participating in the change project.

Barriers to change  may include:

  • challenges to group norms or established roles
  • existing organisational culture
  • existing reward systems
  • fear of loss of status, security, power or friends
  • interdepartmental rivalry or conflict
  • lack of involvement in the change
  • low morale
  • vested interests.

Resources  may include:

  • contractors
  • employees and managers
  • external and internal consultants
  • financial and budget allocation
  • hardware and software
  • physical assets.

Interventions and activities  may include:

  • action research
  • career planning
  • job redesign
  • sensitivity training
  • succession planning
  • surveys (with feedback)
  • team building
  • termination or redeployment
  • training
  • transition analysis.

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Creativity and innovation - innovation

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units