Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUSM6355C

Course Title: Provide leadership across the organisation

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5302 - Diploma of Logistics

Course Contact : Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Stuart Castricum

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This course applies to senior managers who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.

The unit may relate equally to leadership of a small to medium sized organisation or to a business unit or area in a large organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation


1. Communicate organisational mission and goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Clarify objectives, values and standards in accordance with organisation's strategic direction
1.2. Establish linkages between organisational objectives, values and standards and the responsibilities of relevant groups and individuals
1.3. Ensure media and language used is appropriate to individuals and group circumstances
1.4. State clear expectations of internal groups and individuals and explain in a manner which builds commitment to the organisation
1.5. Address expectations of the organisation
1.6. Investigate incidents promptly and communicate results clearly to relevant groups and individuals


2. Influence groups and individuals

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Build trust, confidence and respect of diverse groups and individuals, through positive role modelling, and effective communication and consultation
2.2. Embrace, resource and effectively implement improvements to organisational and workplace culture
2.3. Demonstrate understanding of the global environment and new technology in work activities
2.4. Ensure actions convey flexibility and adaptability to change and accessibility
2.5. Ensure consultation and participation in decision making occurs with relevant groups and individuals where appropriate
2.6. Ensure decision making takes into account needs and expectations of both internal and external groups
2.7. Ensure decision making occurs in accordance with risk management plans for all options, and within appropriate timeframes
2.8. Ensure that the organisation is represented positively in the media and community


3. Build and support teams

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Assign accountabilities and responsibilities to teams consistent with their competencies and operational plans
3.2. Ensure teams are resourced to allow them to achieve their objectives

3.3. Empower teams and individuals through effective delegation and support for their initiatives
3.4. Create and maintain a positive work environment
3.5. Encourage teams and individuals to develop innovative approaches to the performance of work


4. Demonstrate personal and professional competence

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Model ethical conduct in all areas of work and encourage others to adopt business ethics
4.2. Adapt appropriate interpersonal and leadership styles to meet particular circumstances and situations
4.3. Set and achieve personal objectives and work program outcomes
4.4. Ensure self performance and professional competence is continuously improved through engagement in a range of professional development activities
4.5. Participate regularly in industry/professional networks and groups

Learning Outcomes

This course delivers the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour, and personal and professional competence.

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and include your contribution to tutorial activities 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 participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Teaching Schedule


Week Week Commencing Topics Assessment
1 7 July  (1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Introduction to the course
2 14 July  Values and Ethics  
3 21 July

 Communicating Organisational Goals

4 28 July

 Communicating Organisational Goals

5 4 Aug  Fostering Trust and Commitment  
6 11 Aug

  Fostering Trust and Commitment

7 18 Aug

 Maintain Own Professional Competence

8 25 Aug  Maintain Own Professional Competence


  Mid Semester Break    
9 8 Sep  Presentations  
 10 15 Sep  Leading an organisations legislative compliance  
11 22 Sep  Leading an organisations legislative compliance  
12 29 Sep  Leading an organisations legislative compliance  
13 6 Oct

 Building and Supporting Teams

14 13 Oct  Building and Supporting Teams  
15 20 Oct Revision and Review  
16 27 Oct Resits and Resubmissions   

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete 2 tasks. You must successfully complete all 2 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 – Group Presentation & Leadership Experience
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 9
Group or Individual: Groups of not more than three students.

This assessment will allow you to demonstrate your ability to drive and lead change in an organisation.

You will be required to prepare and deliver a 20 minute presentation to the class. You will also be required to prepare and distribute a referenced handout on the key takeaways from your presentation.

In addition, you will also be required to submit minutes of three group meetings which record the real progress of your team against the assignment objectives. Group members will alternate the role of ‘Group Leader’.

Assessment Task 2 – Building trust and communicating with staff
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 13
Group or Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

An effective leader knows how to build trust and commitment from staff and has a good understanding of the importance of networking and risk management strategies. They must have a good understanding of what their organisation stands for and what it is trying to achieve. They are also capable of communicating these things to staff clearly and consistently.

For this task you will need to write a report outlining how you will engender ongoing trust and commitment across the organisation.

You will also need to compile a series of 3 targeted communications that outline key organisational objectives and responsibilities for particular business areas* in a way that work groups and individuals within the organisation can understand and relate to.

*For example environmental management, OHS, product safety, customer service, ethical behaviour, etc. Check with your facilitator if you are unsure which areas to choose.

Assessment Matrix

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.

Final Grades 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

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Submission requirements:
You are required to meet the following criteria for all assessments. Failure to do so may result in you being deemed not-yet-competent:

• Submit all assessment tasks online through blackboard, and include the RMIT e-submission declaration (see below).
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Retain a copy of your assessment tasks.

Electronic Submission
When submitting work online, you need to include the cover sheet supplied by your teacher. This includes the following declaration:

RMIT Electronic Submission of work for assessment
I declare that in submitting all work for this assessment I have read, understood and agree to the content and expectations of the assessment declaration.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent (NYC) in an Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission to demonstrate competence. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.

Late Submissions
Students are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates. If a student is to be prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside their control, they may apply in advance to the teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. To be eligible for an extension, you must lodge the extension form availabile at the following link with your teacher:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, the student must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. More information on special consideration and how to apply can be found here:

Final Date for All Assessments
No assessment tasks or resubmissions will be accepted after 5pm Friday, week 16.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. Information on circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted can be found at the following website:

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