Unit of competency details

BSBLED101A - Plan skills development (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBLED101 - Plan skills developmentUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 1.2-3.1 
NWP07 - Water Training PackageWater Training Package 2.0-3.0 
CUF07 - Screen and Media Training PackageScreen and Media Training Package 1.2 
CUA11 - Live Performance Training PackageLive Performance Training Package 1.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 1.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 

Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080305 Personal Management Training  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080305 Personal Management Training  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 identify and document current skills and to plan future skills development under the guidance of an appropriate adviser.

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 developing basic skills and knowledge of career planning and skills development in preparation for working in a broad range of settings.

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. Seek advice on future career directions

1.1. Identify possible career directions in industry or organisation

1.2. Identify and prioritise personal work goals

1.3. Discuss future work/career directions with appropriate people  and identify additional skills requirements

1.4. Take into account personal values and attitudes regarding work and business, in planning future work/career directions

1.5. Identify additional skills required and determine appropriate method / to acquire these skills

2. Conduct self assessment of skills

2.1. Identify work, life and study experiences relating to business 

2.2. Assess current skills, knowledge and attitudes against a checklist  of relevant competencies 

2.3. Discuss results of self-assessment with trainer or assessor

2.4. Identify further skills development needs

3. Prepare portfolio of evidence

3.1. Identify and discuss types of evidence  required

3.2. Develop a clear understanding of the purpose of evidence 

3.3. Collect examples of evidence for portfolio

3.4. Complete application for recognition of current competency and/or personal resume  with assistance from assessor

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • literacy and communication skills to access information to identify career options and personal work goals, and to draft a portfolio of evidence
  • problem-solving skills to solve routine problems related to the workplace, under direct supervision
  • technology skills to use business equipment, under direction.

Required knowledge 

  • importance of skills development in career planning terms
  • sources of advice on career planning and skill development
  • types of evidence and ways of creating portfolios of evidence.

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:

  • documentation of personal strengths and areas for future skill development
  • documentation of proposed career plan
  • evidence of current competencies
  • knowledge of the importance of skills development in career planning terms.

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 resumes and career planning 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 prioritisation of personal work goals
  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of types of evidence and ways of creating portfolios of evidence
  • review of documentation identifying further skills development needs
  • analysis of portfolio.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

  • other learning and development 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.

Appropriate people  may include

  • assessors
  • colleagues
  • mentors
  • supervisors
  • trainers

Method / to acquire additional skills may include:

  • attendance at workshop or demonstration
  • formal course participation
  • on-the-job coaching or mentoring
  • work experience

Experiences relating to business  may include:

  • family responsibilities
  • study including formal or informal learning
  • volunteer or recreational experience
  • work experience

Checklist  may include:

  • personal skills and attributes
  • practical skills
  • strengths and weaknesses

Relevant competencies  may include:

  • academic results
  • interpersonal skills
  • organisation skills
  • personal attributes
  • personal skills e.g. demonstrated leadership, team work
  • practical skills directly related to a workplace

Types of evidence  may include:

  • academic results including informal studies
  • personal interests and experiences
  • previous employment
  • recreational experiences
  • volunteer work
  • work experience

Purpose of evidence  may include:

  • assessment of current competencies
  • building a picture of personal attributes
  • documentation of competencies relevant to the workplace
  • identification of areas for further skill development
  • identification of strengths and weaknesses

Personal resume  may include:

  • contact details
  • education and extra curricular activities
  • past employment and/or volunteer work
  • personal attributes, skills, strengths
  • professional development i.e. formal or informal courses undertaken
  • work experience
  • work related or personal references

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Workforce Development - Learning and Development

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units