Course Title: Manage business resources

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5407 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Title: Manage business resources

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


525T Business & Enterprise

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2022

Course Contact: Anahita (Annie) Barry

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5943

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage resources according to planned business strategies. It includes analysing resource requirements, developing resource plans, allocating resources, and reviewing and reporting on resource usage.

The unit applies to individuals with a role in allocating and monitoring the use of physical and/or human resources to meet defined business objectives.

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:

BSBOPS501 Manage business resources


1. Analyse resource requirements

2. Develop resource plans

3. Allocate resources

4. Review and report on resource usage

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to manage resources according to planned business strategies.

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, implement and review at least three resource plans.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • consult with stakeholders and analyse information to determine the nature and level of resources required to achieve business objectives
  • plan for, acquire and allocate the resources, incorporating strategies to maximise efficiency and manage risk
  • develop and implement systems to:
  • incorporate efficient use of resources into work practices
  • monitor resource use against budgets and business objectives
  • prepare a report that indicates the level of performance achieved and any adjustments needed to achieve service and product delivery standards.

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • legislative and regulatory context of the organisation in relation to managing resources
  • contents of resource plans including:
  • acquisition and allocation of resources
  • timelines and the relationship to business strategies
  • contingency plans and processes
  • costs and budgets
  • resource acquisition processes
  • managing finance, including project budgets
  • resource allocation review procedures
  • objectives of business unit
  • typical risks associated with managing business resources and risk management strategies
  • procedures for risk management, including requirements for the consideration of potential changes in government priorities
  • key elements and sources of information required to monitor usage of:
  • physical resources
  • human resources.

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:

  • relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • workplace documentation and resources.


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.