Unit of competency details

BSBMKG603B - Manage the marketing process (Release 1)


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Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBMKG603 - Manage the marketing processUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Apr/2008

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080505 Marketing  

Classification history

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ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080505 Marketing  25/Jul/2008 
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Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to strategically manage the marketing process and marketing personnel within an organisation.

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 senior marketing professionals who are responsible for managing the overall marketing process of an organisation and for managing marketing personnel. Typically they would manage a portfolio of products or services across the organisation, rather than a single product or few products.

This unit targets more senior personnel who have a wider scope of marketing activities for a greater number of products or services, than BSBMKG514A Implement and monitor marketing activities.

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. Manage marketing performance

1.1. Manage marketing effort to ensure it is directed towards areas of greatest potential for the organisation

1.2. Manage integration of marketing, promotional and sales activities in accordance with strategic marketing objectives

1.3. Monitor product, distribution, pricing and marketing communication policies in relation to market changes, marketing plan objectives and organisational requirements

1.4. Use marketing metrics and monitor overall marketing progress against performance targets to ensure activity, quality, cost, and time requirements are met

2. Manage marketing personnel

2.1. Communicate strategic marketing objectives across the organisation in ways suited to levels of knowledge, experience and specific needs of personnel

2.2. Identify and agree roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of staff and contractors involved in all elements of marketing effort

2.3. Develop communication strategy to ensure that personnel responsible for each element of the marketing mix  work together to meet organisation's marketing objectives

2.4. Provide mentoring, coaching and feedback to support individuals and teams to achieve agreed objectives and to use resources to the required standard

2.5. Identify individual and team performance, and instigate corrective action promptly to safeguard marketing outcomes

3. Evaluate and improve strategic marketing performance

3.1. Analyse marketing outcomes, review strategic objectives and marketing metrics, and revise if required

3.2. Analyse successes and performance gaps in relation to cause and effect, and use this information to improve strategic performance

3.3. Analyse over-performance against targets for trends and set new targets

3.4. Analyse changes in market phenomena, and identify and document their impact on strategic marketing objectives

3.5. Document review of marketing performance against key performance indicators in accordance with organisational requirements

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to consult with marketing managers, supervisors, and workgroup members
  • innovation and creativity skills to revise strategies so that marketing objectives are met and exceeded
  • leadership and teamwork skills to effectively lead and manage marketing team members in an organisation
  • literacy skills to identify strategic information and to write in a range of styles for different audiences
  • numeracy skills to analyse data.

Required knowledge 

  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government, codes of practice and national standards that may affect aspects of business operations such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation and principles of equal opportunity, equity, and diversity
  • Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) Direct MarketingCode of Practice
  • Australian E-commerce Best Practice Model
  • Australian Government Policy Framework for Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce
  • confidentiality requirements
  • copyright laws
  • defamation laws
  • Free TV Australia Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice
  • privacy laws
  • sweepstakes regulations
  • Trade Practices Act
  • economic, social and industry directions, trends and practices
  • organisational structures, roles, responsibilities and policies
  • industry product and service knowledge
  • principles of marketing, strategic analysis and strategic management
  • statistical and data evaluation techniques to measure marketing performance.

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:

  • monitoring marketing performance across an organisation by comparing performance against key performance indicators in the marketing plan
  • effectively communicating marketing objectives to relevant personnel in accordance with organisation requirements
  • providing feedback, mentoring and coaching to staff, as appropriate
  • taking action to capitalise on or minimise over- or under-performance against marketing objectives.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to office equipment and 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:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • assessment of written reports on marketing activities and performance against key performance indicators
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • observation of presentations on marketing performance
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
  • review of testimony from team members, colleagues, supervisors or managers.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

Marketing mix  may include:

  • distribution
  • level of service
  • pricing
  • promotion
  • product or service variables such as:
  • design
  • quality
  • range
  • safety features
  • technical features

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Business Development - Marketing

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units