Course Title: Manage workforce planning

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5225

Course Title: Manage workforce planning

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 Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan workforce strategies to achieve organisational goals and objectives.
It includes aligning workforce objectives with business plans, analysing labour market trends and predictions, and designing strategies and succession plans to ensure a competent and appropriately diverse workforce is available to meet anticipated changes. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This unit applies to human resources managers or staff who take a role in a policy or planning unit with a focus on workforce planning. Typically this work would occur in larger organisations where supply of skilled labour needs special attention. The unit covers the research associated with labour markets and the requirement to match organisational needs with employee skill and commitment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBHRM504A Manage workforce planning


1. Assess supply and demand

2. Develop workforce objectives and strategies

3. Implement initiatives to support workforce planning objectives

4. Monitor and evaluate workforce trends

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.