Course Title: Promote innovation in a team environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4223

Course Title: Promote innovation in a team environment

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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 TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Hazel Sims

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1315

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by an individual to be an effective and pro active member of an innovative team.  The individual learner will play a pro active role in demonstrating, encouraging or supporting innovation in a team environment.  The individual may be a team participant or a team leader. The key focus of the course is on what makes for an innovative team, what keeps it working well, how the stucture of work can make a difference and what skills and knowledge are needed to maximise opportunities for innovation. 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment


Create opportunities to maximise innovation within the team

Organise and agree effective ways of working

Reflect on how the team is working

Support and guide colleagues

Learning Outcomes

Specifically, the student will create opportunities to maximise innovation within the team, organise and agree effective ways of working, support and guide colleagues and reflect on how the team is working.  This course aims to provide the student with administrative skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of administrative roles. The student will be able to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility.

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate all elements of competency through a variety of assessment methods showing their understanding of elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.  Students will be active in their own participation in a team where the team takes a pro active and considered approach to innovation and innovative practice.  Assessment will ensure the demonstration of skills as part of a team across a range of assessment methods including: the Virtual Enterprise holistic, problem-based learning experience, direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence, direct observation of team interactions, evaluation of reports by the candidate or the team (could be oral or written), discussing the ideas, challenges and opportunities associated with teams, and how they can be more innovative.  The evaluation of feedback from other people in the team about the candidate’s communication approaches and abilities, oral or written questining to assess knowledge of the characteristics of innovative teams, innovation concepts and more broadly and the ways in which innovation can be encouraged.  The review of jointly established "ground rules" for how the team will operate will also be considered.

In addition to the assessments, formative and timely feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.