Course Title: Develop critical thinking in others

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5406 Diploma of Business

Course Title: Develop critical thinking in others

Portfolio: Vocational Education

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.

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


525T Business & Enterprise


Term1 2022

Course Contact: Anahita (Annie) Barry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5493

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context.

The unit applies to individuals who are developing and coaching others, for whom critical thinking skills (including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) are an important part of their job roles. This unit applies to individuals who are typically responsible for leading teams.

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others


1. Assess individual and team critical and creative thinking skills

2. Establish an environment that encourages the application of critical and creative thinking

3. Monitor and improve thinking practices

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop critical and creative thinking skills in others within a workplace context.

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • develop an environment for an organisation or work area that supports the application of critical and creative thinking methods.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • identify critical and creative thinking concepts and approaches, and their application to a workplace context
  • facilitate relevant learning opportunities for others
  • develop questions and prompt questioning to broaden knowledge and understanding of the team member cohort
  • monitor team skill development to develop recommendations on future learning arrangements to be implemented in future planning.

Knowledge Evidence

  • models of critical and creative thinking
  • features of critical thinking concepts and approaches including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation
  • existing workplace objectives, processes and resources
  • characteristics of organisational learning environments and related learning systems
  • legislative requirements relating to workplace procedures
  • sources of reliable information relevant to workplace procedures
  • features of industry best practice approach to instruction on critical and creative thinking methods
  • leading a team and individuals to develop critical and creative thinking skills.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • organisational policies and procedures required for role.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.