Course Title: Analyse and present research information

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5339 Diploma of Business Administration

Course Title: Analyse and present research information

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information


1. Gather and organise information

2. Research and analyse information

3. Present information

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:    

  • identify or confirm research requirements and objectives
  • gather, organise and present workplace information and data
  • update, modify, maintain and store information
  • maintain and handle data and documents systematically and securely
  • prepare and produce reports including:
    • recommendations based on the analysis of information
    • clear and justified assumptions and conclusions
    • use of efficient, valid and reliable methods
  • use Boolean operators and other search tools
  • analyse, evaluate and interpret data to support organisational activities.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain organisational systems for recordkeeping/filing, including security procedures
  • identify organisational policies and procedures and legal and ethical obligations relating to workplace information
  • explain concepts related to research and analysis including reliability and validity
  • give examples of techniques for data analysis and how they are applied
  • explain research processes and strategies to identify new sources (online and print) of information and to use them most efficiently and effectively. 

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the knowledge management – research field of work and include access to:

  • workplace information systems, equipment and resources
  • workplace policies and procedures
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.