Course Title: Liaise with employers to promote flexible work arrangements

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: EMPL5757C

Course Title: Liaise with employers to promote flexible work arrangements

School: 360T Education

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C4266 - Certificate IV in Career Development

Course Contact : Judy Heard

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 7513

Course Contact

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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

Not applicable

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise with employers to develop flexible and innovative work arrangements to address emerging needs and promote a balanced approach to managing pressures and priorities of work and life

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCDP501B Liaise with employers to promote flexible work arrangements


1.Contribute to analysis of workforce requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1Identify current workforce structure, capabilities, skills/knowledge requirements and constraints
1.2Identify recognised trends in work requirements for specific industries as required
1.3Clarify issues impacting on workforce in relation to general and specific social, environmental, educational, industrial and other related factors


2.Contribute appropriate options for workforce planning and development

Performance Criteria:

2.1Clarify potential benefits of workforce planning to specific employers
2.2Assist employers to identify available and relevant workforce planning options
2.3Apply a broad knowledge of workforce planning and development
2.4Recommend appropriate flexible and innovative work arrangements to address identified needs of organisation
2.5Promote options to provide a balanced approach to managing pressures and priorities of work and life


3.Assist employers to implement changes to work arrangements

Performance Criteria:

3.1Provide advice to assist employers implementing flexible work arrangements
3.2Assist employers to take a problem solving approach when addressing issues arising in implementing changes to work arrangements
3.3Assist employer to monitor effectiveness of change


4.Evaluate effectiveness of workforce change

Performance Criteria:

4.1Follow up employer/client organisation in line with organisation policies and procedures
4.2Evaluate effectiveness of changes to work arrangements
4.3Identify issues, challenges and obstacles to implementation of workforce planning and development
4.4Assist employer to improve work arrangements where appropriate to enhance outcomes for key stakeholders

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course, are prescribed in the Australian Career Development Studies materials. These activities require you to read, discuss with colleagues, complete short answer questions as well as participate in case studies based on your reading.

If you have negotiated  a workplace learning project as part of your Learning and Assessment plan, you are expected to access these materials to provide you with the underpinning  knowledge required in developing and implementing your project.

Teaching Schedule

This course is self paced and materials can be accessed online at a time that best suits your study schedule. You are required to  develop  your own study schedule that enables you to complete your study within the timeframes negotiated in your Learning and Assessment Plan.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed textbook for this course. Please see Other Resources below.


Other Resources

Learning materials for this course are available through myRMIT Studies or at the Australian Career Development Studies website -

Overview of Assessment

Students may demonstrate competency either by RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), the completion of work place projects or the completion of assessment activities based on the Australian Career Development Studies Level 2 materials.

Assessment Tasks

Recognition of Prior Learning - students undertaking RPL will need to provide evidence of their competency. Please read the RPL Kit and complete the RPL Ready!  mapping document  as the first stage of the RPL Process. You and your assessor will discuss  your  RPL Ready mapping and suitability for RPL. If you are using RPL as assessment for this competency, you and your assessor  once you have collected your evidence, will  undertake a structured professional conversation about your evidence in order to assess your  competency. 

Workplace project assessment - students are required to provide a written report add/or presentation of your project showing evidence of your engagement with the elements of the competency, underpinning knowledge and use of appropriate skills.

Students undertaking study in this unit of competency are required to complete tasks that include:
•    the completion of  ACDS learning material activities
•    application of knowledge to their workplace

The application of knowledge to their workplace task is negotiated with the student and might include the development of resources for clients, that application of your  knowledge to meet your  client’s needs and  implementing new initiatives in the workplace or your practice, completion of case studies and online research

Assessment Matrix

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