Course Title: Coordinate business resources

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: BUSM7941C

Course Title: Coordinate business resources

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5387 - Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Contact: Rachael Starr

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1420

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and analyse existing and required resources, their effective application and the accountability for their use.

It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of business resources who contribute well developed skills and knowledge to ensure adequate resources are available to perform the work of the organisation. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM409 Coordinate business resources


1 Determine resource requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine resource requirements in accordance with business and operational plans and organisational requirements 1.2 Provide opportunities to individuals and workgroups to contribute to the identification of resource requirements 1.3 Ensure resource expenditure is realistic and makes efficient use of available budget resources 1.4 Present recommendations on resource requirements in the required format, style and structure using relevant business equipment and technology


2 Acquire and allocate resources

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Acquire physical resources and services in accordance with organisational requirements 2.2 Check resources to ensure quality and quantity are in line with service agreements 2.3 Allocate resources promptly to enable achievement of workgroup objectives 2.4 Ensure consultation with individuals and teams on allocation of resources is participative and is conducted using appropriate interpersonal skills


3 Monitor and report on resource allocation and usage

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Measure effectiveness of resource planning and assess against actual costs, identified shortfalls and surpluses 3.2 Develop and implement methods of monitoring resource use to enable timely and accurate reporting against business and operational plans 3.3 Identify improvements in resource planning through consultation and feedback, and implement in accordance with organisational requirements 3.4 Maintain records concerning equipment and resource purchases in accordance with organisational requirements

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Determine resource requirements      

2. Acquire and allocate resources         

3. Monitor and report on resource allocation and usage 

Details of Learning Activities

You will learn through a number of planned activities (online learning via canvas). You will be assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Refer to Canvas for the teaching schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Written assignment

Assessment Task 2 - Written assignment

Assessment Task 3 - Written assignment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment tasks listed in this course guide address all the elements and criteria of the requirements of this course. 

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

You will be advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of You performing work is used to confirm competency.


Grading available are:

Grade level Competency Level

CA Competency Achieved -The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.

NYC Not Yet Competent

-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

DNS: Did not submit assessment

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.

Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice B maths and science developmental support and advice

English language development

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