Unit of competency details

BSBLED503 - Maintain and enhance professional practice (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBLED503A - Maintain and enhance professional practiceUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by BSBPEF501 - Manage personal and professional development 18/Oct/2020

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


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  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by individuals to manage their own professional development and ongoing performance.

This unit addresses the process required to maintain a high level of professional performance in a particular field. It includes modelling high standards of performance according to professional standards and procedures, and the processes and outcomes involved in determining professional development needs and participating in associated activities.

It applies to individuals who are required to maintain and manage their professional development at a high standard. Its application in the workplace will be determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

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

Unit Sector

Workforce Development – Learning and Development

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Model high standards of performance

1.1 Ensure personal performance is consistent with the organisation's goals and objectives

1.2 Ensure work goals and plans reflect individual responsibilities in accordance with organisational and legal requirements

2. Determine personal development needs

2.1 Assess personal skills and knowledge against relevant benchmarks to determine development needs and priorities

2.2 Identify changes in professional practices and codes of conduct

2.3 Use feedback from colleagues and clients to identify personal learning needs and areas of professional development

2.4 Identify future career options

2.5 Update and document personal learning needs

2.6 Discuss personal development needs with relevant personnel for inclusion in professional development plan

3. Participate in professional development activities

3.1 Select development opportunities suitable to personal learning styles to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice

3.2 Participate in professional networks to support continuous learning and to maintain professional practice

3.3 Use technology to maintain regular communication with relevant networks, organisations and individuals

4. Reflect on and evaluate professional practice

4.1 Research developments and trends impacting professional practice and integrate into work performance

4.2 Use feedback from colleagues, supervisors, staff and clients to identify and introduce improvements in work performance

4.3 Identify innovative and responsive approaches for improving professional practice using continuous improvement techniques and processes

4.4 Track progress through a personal portfolio or other mechanism

4.5 Manage records, reports and recommendations for improvement

Foundation Skills

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






2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2

  • Identifies and implements strategies to build on knowledge and skills


1.2, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.5

  • Interprets textual information obtained from a range of sources and determines how content may be applied to individual and organisational requirements


1.1, 1.2, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.3, 4.1-4.5

  • Researches and integrates information from a number of sources and develops content that supports the purposes and format of the material, using clear and logical language and structures

Oral Communication

2.3, 2.6, 3.2, 4.2

  • Uses listening and questioning skills to gather information
  • Derives meaning from language used in a range of oral contexts

Navigate the world of work

1.1, 1.2, 2.2, 2.4

  • Recognises, responds and adheres to organisational procedures and protocols and legislative requirements
  • Understands how own role meshes with others and contributes to broader goals
  • Reviews current situation and future career and work options

Interact with others

2.3, 2.6, 3.2, 4.2

  • Uses collaborative processes to gather required feedback
  • Recognises the importance of networking to establish effective working relationships

Get the work done

1.2, 3.1, 3.3, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5

  • Plans, implements and managers relatively complex, tasks with an awareness of how they may contribute to longer-term operational and strategic goals
  • Analyses information, including feedback from others, to make decisions about how performance could be improved
  • Actively looks for innovative ways to introduce improvements
  • Uses digital technologies to communicate information and ideas to an expanding range of audiences

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 


Equivalence status 

BSBLED503 Maintain and enhance professional practice

BSBLED503A Maintain and enhance professional practice

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit


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Assessment requirements

Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • adhere to organisation’s framework when setting personal goals and plans
  • determine personal learning needs incorporating feedback obtained from colleagues and clients
  • document personal learning needs in a professional development plan
  • use networking and professional development activities to maintain own professional practice
  • identify and implement improvements to own professional practice and keep records of progress.

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:

  • describe organisational goals and objectives and how they impact personal work goals and objectives
  • list a range of continuous improvement techniques and processes, and their application
  • identify networks relevant to professional practice
  • describe the types and availability of professional development activities and opportunities
  • outline relevant legislation, codes of practice and standards that apply to professional practice.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the workforce learning and development field of work and include access to:

  • relevant legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • workplace documentation detailing organisational goals, objectives, policies and procedures
  • business technology
  • case studies and, where available, real situations
  • interaction with others
  • contemporary information on professional development and career planning relevant to occupation.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10