BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Vocational Education, Training
  • Study load: 0.057 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Journal/Blog (Competency Only) , Assignment 2 - Work Based Project/Report (100%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 565.00
International 815.00

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

At the completion of this unit you will be able to :

  1. Develop operational plan
  2. Plan and manage resource acquisition 
  3. Monitor and review operational performance.
  • Assignment 1 — Journal/Blog (Competency Only)
  • Assignment 2 — Work Based Project/Report (100%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment — Students will require access to a computer with internet access. A webcam or laptop with a camera is recommended to fully participate in online sessions. All sessions are recorded in multiple formats for offline viewing or listening.
  • Other special requirement — Although not mandatory, students in this program will benefit from being able to undertake assessment tasks in the context of a relevant workplace (i.e their employer).

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Research, analyse and document resource requirements and develop an operational plan in consultation with relevant personnel and colleagues
2Develop and/or implement consultation processes as an integral part of the operational planning process
3Ensure details of the operational plan include the development of key performance indicators to measure organisational performance
4Develop and implement contingency plans at appropriate stages of operational planning
5Ensure the development and presentation of proposals for resource requirements is supported by a variety of information sources
6Obtain approval for plan from relevant parties and ensure understanding among work teams involved
7Develop and implement strategies to ensure that employees are recruited and/or inducted within the organisation's HRM policies and practices
8Develop and implement strategies to ensure that physical resources and services are acquired in accordance with the organisation's policies
9Develop, monitor and review performance systems and processes to assess progress in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets
10Analyse and interpret budget and actual financial information to monitor and review profit and productivity performance
11Identify areas of under performance, recommend solutions, and take prompt action to rectify the situation
12Plan and implement systems to ensure that mentoring and coaching are provided to support individuals and teams to effectively use resources
13Negotiate recommendations for variations to operational plans and gain approval from designated persons/groups
14Develop and implement systems to ensure that procedures and records associated with documenting performance are managed accordingly

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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