Unit of competency details

SISSCOP202A - Develop a personal management plan (Release 2)


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from SIS10 Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package10/Sep/2019

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 07/Jun/2011

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIS30613 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded1-2 
SIS20412 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate II in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded1-3 
SIS40610 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport DevelopmentSuperseded1-2 
SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded1-2 
SIS40612 - Certificate IV in Sport DevelopmentCertificate IV in Sport DevelopmentSuperseded1-3 
SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport CoachingCertificate III in Sport CoachingSuperseded1-2 
SIS30713 - Certificate III in Sport CoachingCertificate III in Sport CoachingSuperseded1-2 
SIS30612 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded
SIS30712 - Certificate III in Sport CoachingCertificate III in Sport CoachingSuperseded
SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate II in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationSuperseded1-2 
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 092103 Sports Coaching, Officiating And Instruction  18/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a personal management plan. The unit focuses on the application of self-appraisal, planning and prioritising skills to enable the development of personal goals and the effective use of time.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to current or aspiring elite athletes who are competing in individual or team sports at a state, national or international level. It may also apply to those in sports development or coaching roles.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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



Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements and Performance Criteria



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.

1. Identify personal attributes related to goal setting.

1.1. List and analyse personal situation , skills and attributes .

1.2. Apply strategies to identify personal strengths and weaknesses .

1.3. Select a career related area of knowledge or skill to target for self improvement.

2. Set personal goals across a range of time periods.

2.1. Identify personal career goals  related to identified targets.

2.2. Set realistic, clearly defined goals with a specific timeframe.

2.3. Select goals to target within each time range.

2.4. Organise goals into a management plan.

2.5. Seek feedback from support personnel  to clarify goals.

3. Plan activities to support goals.

3.1. Use an activity log to identify key areas of conflict and time management issues.

3.2. Develop detailed realistic strategies to achieve a set goal.

3.3. Prioritise activities for inclusion in the plan.

3.4. Allocate budget, time and resources.

3.5. Anticipate problems or constraints  and incorporate appropriate contingency plans.

4. Prioritise activities to maximise time management.

4.1. Utilise the key tools  required for developing effective scheduling  to address set goals.

4.2. Identify all key activities  and commitments that need to be scheduled within the action plan to support stated goals.

4.3. Set priorities to maximise effective time management.

5. Implement and evaluate plan.

5.1. Undertake activities to meet identified goals.

5.2. Apply time management strategies included in the action plan and track activity progress.

5.3. Monitor, evaluate and adjust the time management plan as required.

5.4. Assess the success of the plan in achieving goals within the set timeframe, resource and budget allocation.

5.5. Consult with support personnel to identify changes to promote more effective planning.

Required Skills and Knowledge

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

Required skills 

  • literacy skills to clarify information on the various types of time management tools
  • use of technology in order to record activities into an electronic time management program
  • self-management skills to be able to set long, medium and short term goals
  • planning and organising skills to be able to develop strategies to reach goals and to review plans and accommodate changes
  • learning skills to be able to assess own strengths and weaknesses within a sporting career context
  • problem-solving skills to apply a range of strategies to accommodate contingencies and constraints that arise while implementing the management plan.

Required knowledge 

  • decision making and time management strategies and prioritisation of activities
  • procedures for prioritising time strategies for goal setting to enable the selection and setting of appropriate goals
  • use of time management tools to enable effective use of time
  • self-appraisal techniques to enable effective evaluation of self management plan.

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:

  • plans, implements and evaluates an effective personal management plan
  • sets achievable personal career related goals
  • develops an integrated time management plan that includes all key activities and includes a diary and a weekly or monthly planner
  • reviews and adjusts the time management plan as required.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure planning, implementation and evaluation of a personal management plan that is of sufficient breadth to allow the demonstration of competency and consistency of performance.

Assessment must also ensure access to:

  • appropriately equipped office space
  • template documents for logging time
  • sample planners, weekly, monthly, yearly.

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 observation of the candidate's self-management skills during goal focused activities
  • written and oral questioning to assess knowledge of strategies and procedures
  • review of portfolios of evidence showing a range of management plans for implementing goal related activities.

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.

Personal situation  may include:

  • career stage
  • age
  • sport
  • aspirations.

Attributes  may include:

  • learning style
  • personality type
  • motivation
  • attitude and response to feedback
  • risk taking
  • responsive to new ideas.

Strategies to identify personal strengths and weaknesses  may include:

  • personal profiling
  • self-analysis
  • feedback from others
  • psychological or personality tests
  • professional counselling or coaching
  • reflection.

Personal career goals  may include:

  • sporting achievement
  • career beyond sport
  • long term
  • medium term
  • short term.

Staff support personnel  may include:

  • coach
  • umpire
  • team members
  • officials
  • family and friends
  • peers
  • supporters.

Problems or constraints  may include:

  • goal conflicts
  • reliance on others
  • lack of planning
  • ineffective communication
  • poor organisation
  • budgetary constraints.

Key tools  may include:

  • diary
  • weekly planner
  • monthly planner
  • yearly planner
  • goal setting proforma
  • activity log
  • action plan
  • technology.

Effective scheduling  may include:

  • establishing priorities
  • integrating schedules
  • dealing with distraction.

Key activities  may include:

  • exam dates
  • holiday camps
  • competitions
  • training times
  • family commitments
  • work hours.

Unit Sector(s)


Competency Field

Career Oriented Participation