Course Title: Implement a sales plan
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: MKTG6078C
Course Title: Implement a sales plan
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4297 - Certificate IV in Banking Services
Course Contact : Arie Herrnstadt
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5897
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 50
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.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre-requisites to this course but it is co-delivered with:
FNSSAM401A - Sell financial products and services
FNSBNK406A - Manage customer visits
BSBCUS403A - Implement customer service standards
BSBCUS401A - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
Upon the conclusion of this course you will be able to implement promotional strategies, prepare distribution channels for products and be able to monitor and review your sales plan.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
FNSSAM402A Implement a sales plan
1. Prepare distribution channels
1. Distribution channels are identified and agreements for selling products and/or services are reached
2. Implement promotional strategy
1. Sales plan is analysed to clarify strategy and sales targets
3. Monitor and review sales plan implementation
1. Criteria to measure the effectiveness of the promotional strategy and performance criteria for sales staff and distribution channels are established so attainment of forecast sales target can be monitored
Upon the conclusion of this course you will be able to implement promotional strategies for your business, prepare distribution channels for products and be able to monitor your sales plan for review.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to constructively participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|0||25 June||Employers expectations, sales methods and barriers|
|1||2 July||Sales plans||Task 1 due|
|2||9 July||Determining customer service needs, setting, standards and systems|
|3||16 July||Implementing and evaluating customer service standards|
|4||23 July||Consultative and value versus product sales, understanding customers|
|5||30 July||Study Week|
|6||6 Aug||Skills required to:|
1. Determine client needs
2. Present information
|Task 2 due|
|7||13 Aug||Service and selling simulation practice|
|8||20 Aug||Service and selling simulation practice|
|27 Aug||Mid semester break|
|9||3 Sept||Identify nature of the enquiry|
|10||10 Sept||Determine client’s suitability|
|11||17 Sept||Present product and manage objections|
|12||24 Sept||Confirm and close sale|
|13||1 Oct||Dealing with complaints|
Monitor and review sales plan implementation and customer service
|14||8 Oct||Selling Simulation and feedback||Task 3|
|15||15 Oct||Selling Simulation and feedback||Task 3|
|16||22 Oct||Re-submissions if required|
Learning support materials are available on myRMIT/Online Learning Hub www.rmit.edu.au/online.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including a group assignment and sales simulation.
The group assignment requires students to select the sales target, prepare appropriate material and review the implementation of the sales plan. The final assessment will be experential and skills based.
Students will be provided with periodic feedback to check their progress.
You are required to complete 3 tasks, and must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
TASK 1 due end of Week 2
Resources search and summary.
TASK 2 due end of Week 6
Using industry examples students, in groups, will develop a sales plan and manual specifying the support and skills staff need to be competent in servicing the needs of financial services customers.
TASK 3 due Weeks 14 and 15
Sales simulation involving selling a financial services product. This will be carried out in two stages:
1. Focussing on skills in getting information from and giving information to a client
2. Steps in the sales process.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading. Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
You are required to demonstrate a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your access of information required for the assessments tasks, accuracy and quality of information presented to the client and appropriate recommendation using the information you have access, analysed and presented.
DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
You need to show a depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge of the financial products covered in the assessment tasks, including personal loans and overdrafts and general insurance products. Accuracy of all related interest rates, repayment calculations, fees and charges is essential.
TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Demonstration of appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. This requires use of bank and financial institution web sites to access financial data and demonstrate a capacity to use financial calculators to calculate repayments and credit limits.
WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
You must complete all work requirements as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks. You need to collate data and organize it in a presentable format that meets the requirements of the assessment tasks.
COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
Communication skills and teamwork is required to collaboratively manage this course.
Final Grade Table
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
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