Course Title: Develop and implement a business plan
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: BUSM6247C
Course Title: Develop and implement a business plan
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6116 - Advanced Diploma of Advertising
Course Contact : Sally Parrott
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175
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Nominal Hours: 60
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit applies to individuals who are running an organisation or who take a senior role in determining the effective functioning and success of the organisation. As such, they may oversee the work of a number of teams and other managers.
Business plans are critical tools for business growth and development. They will vary depending on the needs of the organisation. This unit covers the typical elements of a business plan and the standard approaches to be used in implementing a business plan.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan
3. Respond to performance data
3.1 Analyse performance reports against planned objectives
1. Develop a business plan
1.1 Review and evaluate pre-existing strategic, business and operational plan
2. Monitor performance
2.1 Communicate business plan to all relevant parties and ensure understanding of performance requirements and timeframes
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.
Details of Learning Activities
Practical activities, case studies and class discussion as well as work relevant assessments.
|Week 1||Introduciton...||Assessment 1 handed out|
|Week 2||What is a business plan?||Client brief|
|Week 3||The business planning process|
|Week 4||Getting started|
|Week 5||Public holiday|
|Week 6||Writing the business plan||Assessment 1 - Part A due at the end of scheduled class|
|Week 8||Financiiasl continued|
|Week 9||Business plan research|
|Week 10||Business plan research|
|Week 11||Monitoring and responding to performance data|
|Week 12||Recap on subject and key principles||Assessement 1 - Part B due at the end of scheduled class|
|Week 13||Assessment in class|
|Week 14||Presentations||Assessment 2 presentations to be made during class and powerpoint slides due at the end of scheduled class|
|Week 15||Online test in class||Assessment 3 due during scheduled class|
|Week 16||Assessment feedback|
Writing Your Plan for Small Business Success by Ian Birt published by Pearso Education Australia, 2010
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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.
Assessement 1 - Due progressively in Weeks 6 and 12
Part A - due week 6 at the end of the scheduled class
Describe the business opportunity
Write a description of the client’s business idea/opportunity bsaed on the briefing made by the client. Students will be exploring the viability of the proposed idea.
Part B - due week 12 at the end of the scheduled class
Prepare a business plan
For this assesment you will be developing a business plan for the client
Assessment 2 - due week 14 during scheduled class and powerpoint presentation to be submitted at the end of class
Present your busines plan
Seven minute presentation
Prepare a short (seven minute) powerpoint presentation that outlines you plan.
Assessment 3 - due week 15 during scheduled class
Online thoery test
Students are required to complete a max of 3 tasks. All tasks must successfully be completed to be deemed competent in this unit.
More detailed assessment sheets for each assessment task will be disseminated throughout course delivery.
Work to be saved in a word doc or .pdf and uploaded to the assessment tab in your course blackboard shell by required date. Work sent by email will not be marked.
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It is the student’s responsibility to check their results and complete resubmissions by deadline set (usually within 2 weeks of receiving feedback/results). Students are entitled to one re-submission per assessment. All resubmissions will be marked to competent or non-competent only, no grades will be given. All resubmissions must be received by week 16.
Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.
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