BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership

BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadershipand Management                BSBINM601 Manage Knowledge & Information Table of ContentsInstructions to Students  3Unit Application   3Purpose of…

BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadership

BSB61015 – Advanced Diploma of Leadershipand Management                BSBINM601 Manage Knowledge & Information Table of ContentsInstructions to Students  3Unit Application   3Purpose of Assessment  3Competency/Submission Details  3Re-assessment  4Reasonable Adjustments: 4Performance Evidence  5Knowledge Evidence  5Resources: 5Assessment Task 1: Written Questions and Answers  6Assessment Task 2: Project Work  8Assessment Task 3: Role Play/ Observation   10         

This Learner Guide / Assessment Workbook BSBINM601-Manage knowledge
and information contain details of your assessment work and the
guidelines for you to be able to complete it.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and
maintain information processing systems to support decision making; and
to optimise the use of knowledge and learning throughout the
organisation.It applies to individuals who are responsible for
ensuring that critical knowledge and information are readily available
to review the organisation’s performance and to ensure its effective
functioning. It applies to a wide range of knowledge and information
such as business performance data, customer feedback, statistical data
and financial data.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Successful completion of assessments will contribute to the attainment of the following unit of competency:BSBINM601-Manage knowledge and information in Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

For you to achieve competency in this unit, you are required to
complete the following tasks and submit on the due date specified in
your Training Plan. You must achieve satisfactory ratings on all tasks.
Your Assessment Task must be submitted in print form.

Task NumberMethod of AssessmentVenue of AssessmentDue DateTask 1Written Questions and AnswersEIE OnsiteLast week of the termTask 2ProjectEIE OnsiteLast week of the termTask 3Role Play / ObservationEIE OnsiteLast week of the term

 For each submission of your Assessment Task, you are to fill up
the Assessment Cover Sheet and ensure that it is completely and
accurately filled up. The Trainer / Assessor or Empire Institute of
Education (EIE) representative will provide you with submission receipt
to evidence that you have handed over your Assessment Task.Upon
completion of the Unit Assessments, the Trainer/Assessor will mark the
Assessment Tasks and accomplish a Unit Assessment Summary Sheet to
record the result and feedback. Your Trainer/ Assessor will discuss
these with you and thereafter you will be asked to sign the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     declaration
to evidence the feedback session.

If the result of your Unit Assessment is “Not yet Competent (NYC)”,
you will be given an opportunity for re-assessment. You will only work
on the component/s of the Task/s that were marked “Not satisfactory”.
The re-assessment must be completed within one (1) study period. Please
note that EIE will provide two (2) chances for re-assessment at no cost.Should
you not be able to achieve competency with all of these opportunities,
you are required to repeat the unit at your own cost which will also
impact on your extension of study period.

If you have special needs or disabilities, reasonable adjustment will
be organized in accordance with the Special Needs / Disabilities Policy
and Procedure of EIE. This may include but not limited to:

visual difficulty, we can assist by making adjustments such as larger print of documents and assessment tools and formsphysical disabilities, assessment may be broken down into shorter/longer lengths of time, where applicablesick or have medical condition, due date extension may be provided

Evidence of the ability to:

source and analyse information for business decisions including:identifying business problems and issues and related knowledge and data requirementsconfirming the clear and relevant objectives for analysis of informationapplying statistical analysis, sensitivity analysis and other techniques to draw conclusions relevant to decisionsensuring sufficient valid and reliable information or evidence is available to support decisionsusing formal and informal networks to source information not held in formal systemsidentifying and accessing sources of reliable informationusing technology as appropriateconsultation with stakeholders and specialistscontribute information and the outcomes of analysis to decision makingdisseminate information to relevant groups and individuals including:documenting information and updating databasesmeeting identified needs of recipientsadhering to legal and organisational requirements for privacy and securitydeveloping and implementing communication plansdesign, test and adjust information systems to meet needs and objectives including:management information systems and decision support systemsuse of technology for optimum efficiency and qualitystorage and retrieval of information.

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

give examples of existing and emerging technologies and how they can be used in knowledge and information managementexplain statistical analysis and other quantitative methods commonly used in decision making including several of:

correlation calculationslong-term trend analysesprobability assessmentregulation analysesshort to medium-term trend analysesdynamic programminglinear programmingqueuing theorysimulation

transportation methodology

outline the key features of management information systems and decision support systemsexplain how to utilise risk management plans to determine acceptable courses of action.

IBSA Workbook BSBINM601 and EIE theory book.Access to appropriate documentation and resources at EIE.PowerPoint Presentation provided by EIE.

For additional/general resources, please refer to the Training &
Assessment Resource list which can be accessed from the website and /or
student handbook. 

Timeframe for Assessment Tasks:

Trainer will allocate 2 – 4 hours to discuss assessment task in delivery sessionYou need to allocate 2 – 4 hours to complete this assessment task in your own time.Assessment due in last week of your term. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved in writing by your assessor.

Instructions to the candidate:

All questions must be answered satisfactorily for Task 1 to be completed satisfactorily.There is no restriction on the length of the question responses, or time restriction in completing the assessment.You must complete all questions unassisted by the assessor or other personnel, but may refer to reference material as needed.

Assessment Purpose:

You will demonstrate a sound knowledge of the unit requirements in your responses. 

Assessment Questions:

Question 1: What are the key features of a knowledge management system (KMS)?Question 2: List some strategies for measuring the effectiveness of the KMS in meeting organisational objectives.Question 3:
Provide examples of adjustments that might be required to a KMS to meet
organisational objectives, policies and procedures, and legislation. Question 4:
Describe a range of existing and emerging technologies used in
knowledge and information management that ensure optimum efficiency and
quality. Question 5: Identify at least two
types of business problems/issues that an organisation may experience.
Describe a process for analysing business problems or issues. Question 6: How should information be tested for reliability? For validity? And for sufficiency? Question 7: Describe
the range of strategies that might be used to collect data from staff
and customers to help improve plans and processes. Question 8: List the steps involved in reviewing data from staff feedback. Question 9: Explain what statistical analysis is and the steps in conducting a statistical analysis. Question 10: Explain at least two statistical and other quantitative analysis methods used for decision-making. Question 11: Explain
what sensitivity analysis is and when a sensitivity analysis may be
used. Also, list the steps in a sensitivity analysis process Question 12: Explain
the role of quantitative data in the decision-making process. Also,
explain the application of quantitative data analysis methods relevant
to the decision-making process. Question 13: Define the term ‘risk analysis’. Question 14: Describe
the need for risk management.  Explain the role of a risk management
plan and how to use a risk management plan to determine an acceptable
course of action.Question 15: Why
is consultation so important when making decisions? Explain the range
of specialists and other relevant groups to consult when making a
decision and provide one example of the reason for their inclusion. Question 16: Explain
the importance of monitoring and reviewing organisational policies and
procedures to ensure they adhere to legislative requirements when
implementing and managing change. Question 17: What strategies can be used to ensure decisions are made in a timely manner? Question 18: What aspects must be considered in order to disseminate information so that it meets the needs of the recipient? Question 19: What questions should be asked to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of information that is disseminated to others?  Question 20: Why does a communication plan need to be updated?  Question 21: Why is it important to maintain and secure corporate knowledge?                

þYou must complete this task correctly to demonstrate competency in this unit.

Assessment Purpose:

You will demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing a project in your workplace. Timeframe for Assessment Tasks:

Trainer will allocate 2 – 4 hours to discuss assessment task in
delivery session. If you are unable to undertake the project assessment
as designed, a further scenario/project may be used as an alternative
approach if negotiated with your assessor.Assessment is due in last week of your term.

Assessment Requirement:

An information action plan to collect data from staff and customers
to address an organisation issue or problem (template provided –
Appendix 1)A one-page report analysing  the data collected from customers and staffa communication plan that determines how you will disseminate
information internally to management and staff about the issue or
problem ((template provided – Appendix 2)

Assessment Task:

In this project, you need to provide examples of your work or of a
company you are familiar with, while managing knowledge and information.
The focus is on sourcing and analysing information to respond to a
particular issue or problem, and making and communicating a decision
using a well-managed information management system.Complete these tasks.

Using the chosen organisation’s information action plan template
(you can use the template provided in Appendix 1), develop an action
plan to collect data from staff and customers to address an organisation
issue or problem. For the issue or problem, make sure that you:

clarify the objectives and steps to takedetermine the information you requireidentify the sources of the information, including relevant research conducted via the internet, journals, articles and so onclarify the methods used to collect the data

describe what steps to take to test the data collection methods and results for sufficiency, validity and reliability.

Collect data from staff and customers to address the organisation
issue or problem. Analyse the data collected and prepare a report that
outlines:

the original objectivehow you reviewed and analysed the data to identify any trends or
emerging patterns and the cause and effect of the organisational issue
or problemthe range of methods selected for presenting the findings in a reportthe findings, using the selected methodsemerging trends or patternswhether you have sufficient and reliable informationnew and innovative ideas from the results.

Use the organisation’s communication plan template to complete a
communication plan that determines how you will disseminate information
internally to management and staff about the issue or problem (you can
use the template provided in Appendix 2). Make sure your plan adheres to
any privacy and confidentiality policy requirements.

Activity: Objectives for information searchSteps to takeInformation required(Feedback, research conducted via the internet, journals, relevant articles)InformationSourceData collection  methodsSteps to test the dataReliabilitySufficiencyValidity

Objective:Information checked for accuracy, sufficiency, currency and relevanceAudienceLocationDissemination methodsTime linePolicies/procedures to be metSecurity/confidentiality statusActionDocumentation(Attach or complete the text for your
dissemination, including the statistical analysis you have completed as
evidence of your decision)

Assessment Purpose:

The candidate should demonstrate skills in developing and maintaining
information processing systems to support decision-making; and
optimising the use of knowledge and learning throughout the
organisation.The candidate’s work performance will be documented
while being observed by an assessor. This will be done in classroom
under a simulated workplace environment. 

Assessment Task:

The following observation checklist is used to judge and record
observations of the candidate. The observation checklist has a series of
items related to the unit of competency that form the evidence
criteria.The checklist will allow the assessor to record that he/she
has had the opportunity to observe the candidate applying these skills
and knowledge. All items on the checklist must be observed in order to
record a satisfactory performance. 

During the observation, the candidate will be observed consistently performing the following tasks:SatisfactoryUnsatisfactory

O1Planning and managing activities with implications for the whole organisationO2Utilising formal and informal networks to access corporate knowledge and memory not held in the systems and review appropriatelyO3Utilising statistical analyses and interpretation where appropriateO4Using highly-developed numeracy skills to
interpret complex statistical and researched information, performing
calculations on data to render it usable and reportableO5Ensuring documentation reflects a logical approach to the evaluation of the evidence and conclusions drawnO6Contributing information and the outcomes of analysis to decision-makingO7Encouraging discussions and applying
appropriate listening and questioning techniques while consulting with
specialists and other relevant personnelO8Ensuring decisions taken are within the delegation/accountability of the group/individual responsibleO9Making decisions in accordance with guidelines and proceduresO10Making high level decisions, analysing input from a range of sources and, where appropriate, drawing on experienceO11Ensuring decisions taken are consistent with organisational objectives, values and standardsO12Working autonomously making high level decisions to achieve and improve organisational goalsO13Taking a lead role in the development of organisational goals, roles and responsibilitiesO14Developing and implementing strategies that ensure organisational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements are being metO15Generating complex written texts, demonstrating control over a broad range of writing styles and purposeO16Demonstrating sophisticated writing skills by selecting appropriate conventions and stylistic devices to express precise meaningO17Presenting complex information in formal situations using language, tone and pace appropriate for the audience and purposeO18Using a variety of relevant communication
tools and strategies to access and share information and to build and
maintain effective working relationshipsO19Updating databases regularlyO20Utilising technology which provides optimum efficiency and qualityO21Using digital technology to manage business
operations and actively investigating new technologies for strategic and
operational purposesDuration of observation:

 TIP! Please print out your observation sheet and hand to your
trainer. Include the course name, unit number, your name, student ID and
trainer’s name.Tip 2! Create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation covering all you have learned in Task 1 and Task 2.Use up to 20 slides.Tip 3. Use the “Observation Objectives, 01 to 021 above, to map your responses.Tip 3! invite your trainer (and your fellow students) to your presentation.
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