Course Title: Contribute to strategic direction

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5205

Course Title: Contribute to strategic direction

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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

Term2 2008,
Term1 2009

Course Contact: Dr John Gionea

Course Contact Phone: 613-9925 5490 mobile 0405 187

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course covers the establishment of the strategic direction of the organization to both sustain competitive advantage and enhance global competitiveness.  It aims to  provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic environment and enable them to identify and explain movements in aggregate economic variables and their effects upon economic activity and business planning. This includes an examination of government monetary, fiscal and external policy.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT601A Contribute to Strategic Direction


BSBMGT601A/01 Contribute to the creation and/or review of the organisational mission statement

BSBMGT601A/02 Analyse the external environment

BSBMGT601A/03 Undertake competitive analysis

BSBMGT601A/04 Analyse and review organisation's capabilities

Learning Outcomes

As per the performance elements above.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class tests and a group assignment.
Class tests will be closed book consisting of multiple-choice questions, short answer questions and case studies. The assignment will include a combination of basic research questions and questions that analyse, evaluate and reinforce and assess the performance criteria of the course.

You will receive ongoing feedback on your progress in the course. Feedback on assessment will be given in a timely manner. You will be informed about how to improve your performance in the competency/course and what you need to do to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.