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RPL Tools for BSB51915

Following on from my last blog, I’ve now completed all the RPL tools for BSB51915 Diploma of leadership and management.

The units done are:
1. BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
2. BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan
3. BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships
4. BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
5. BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
6. BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction staff
7. BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence
8. BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
9. BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
10. BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
11. BSBRSK501 Manage risk
12. BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
13. BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
14. BSBADM502 Manage meetings

There’s a preliminary RPL Assessor Guide and Candidate Guide and Application that applies to the qualification as a whole.

Then there are separate RPL Assessor Guides and Candidate Guides for each unit.

The charge for these is $125 plus GST per unit. There are now samples on the BSB51915 web page, at the bottom of the page.

Sandy Welton

BSB 51915 RPL Tools Development

Yay!

I’ve finally been able to start on RPL tools.

Had to get on with this because one of my clients needs two of them for audit rectification. The learning and assessment tools were OK but the auditor required RPL tools as well. Now they are both done and I can breathe again.

It’s a complete re-think from the way I formatted the tools before. There’s a preliminary Candidate Guide and Application for the qualification as a whole. This includes the explanation of the RPL process and what the candidate needs to do. There’s a “sister” RPL Assessor Guide for the qualification as a whole that is very detailed. It’s where the assessor and candidate decide on the electives, after the assessor receives the candidate’s application and CV.

Then there will be a separate Candidate Guide and Assessor Guide per unit. An RTO can put these together if they choose, or keep them as individual documents. Having done many RPLs myself, I know how complex the process can be – particularly for the assessor mapping all the evidence. So I’ve created lists of suggested documentary evidence and pre-mapped for the assessor. In the same way, the third party verification forms and competency conversation are internally mapped.

Bear with me. I’ve only completed 2 units so far in BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Now I have to do all the rest for all the qualifications.

Back to the grindstone …

Sandy Welton

BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence

I have had quite a few requests to develop this unit and I’ve just finished it. This one was really challenging. I discussed it with my wonderful colleagues before jumping into it, because honestly, you could interpret the unit in various ways.
I’ve also written to Steven Deer at IBSA to point out a couple of mistakes in the unit.

It won’t change what I’ve written but when the next version is released Steven says he will fix them.

The mistakes:
“PC 3.5 Outcomes of meetings are promptly summarised for action and distributed to stakeholders, as required”
It’s written in the passive tense and will be changed to active.

KE: “demonstrate principles of cross-cultural communication”
The word “demonstrate” is out of place in knowledge evidence. These days they are using “outline”, “explain” etc.

Anyway, I’ve made sure that the resource requires the candidate to not only explain but also demonstrate cross-cultural communication so it should be OK.

BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
This is the next resource that I will be developing in response to demand from existing clients.

Continuing with nose to the grindstone …

Sandy Welton

3 Qualifications Completed

PHEW!
It’s been full on since March but I now have resources for all three of the qualifications I was working on.

They were developed in this order:
1. BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
2. BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
3. BSB41415 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

There’s a complete list of all units developed, in order of code, on this website as a separate document that can be downloaded and easily printed.
BSB42015 Cert IV Leadership and Management and BSB41415 Cert IV WHS have quite a few overlaps in the electives. There’s even an overlap with the Diploma, since BSBPMG522 Undertake project work is common to all three qualifications.

The work is not over yet. In response to requests from existing clients I will be developing resources for:
· BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence; and
· BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities

Because of the rush, I haven’t developed RPL tools so I will also be going back and developing RPL tools for each of the units.

Those of you who have been following my comments and those of Chemene on Linkedln will know that TAE40110 new qualification is still not endorsed. It was supposed to go to AISC September meeting but didn’t. There is an October and December meeting but Robert Bluer at IBSA doesn’t seem confident about whether it will be endorsed at all this year.

As a result, those of us who develop TAE resources don’t quite know what to do. Chemene Sinson (Blackwater Projects) is holding fire apart from TAELLN411 which is already endorsed. I have already developed TAELLN411 but am not actively marketing it, except to make it available to my existing clients. (You will notice it’s not on the list of units developed.)

The last few months have severely reduced the time I could devote to actual training and hopefully I can spend a bit more time with “real people” now that the worst of the development is done. However, this may be a vain hope as I can see TAE rearing its ugly head soon.

Sandy Welton

BSB51915 Proving Popular

My resources for BSB51915 Diploma of leadership and management are proving very popular, especially with my existing clients. I’ve heard from one of my clients in Western Australia that he has just been through a TAC audit and they passed with flying colours. So far there hasn’t been an ASQA audit that I’m aware of.

Several of the new clients purchased just a couple of the units for BSB51915 – wanting to try them out before committing to any more. It’s great that they are now coming back and buying the balance of the qualification.

I’m still working on the resources for BSB42015 Certificate IV in leadership and management and some of my existing clients are buying them one by one as they are developed. The core are all completed now, and I’m up to the Risk Management unit in the electives.
Originally I was hoping to complete these by the end of June but it’s taking me longer than I expected. Even where the unit is stated as equivalent to the old FLM unit, there are many changes needed and for some units it’s been more efficient to do a complete re-write.

So for those of you who have resources from previous units that are stated as equivalent, I definitely recommend a complete validation and re-mapping. The performance criteria won’t give you any trouble but the knowledge evidence and performance evidence often requires additional or changed assessment tasks.

Also, now that foundation skills are mapped to the PCs you will have to see whether the tasks that you mapped to each PC addresses the specified foundation skills.

I’d like to say a special thank-you to Kevin who looks after my web site. Almost every week he needs to make changes to show what’s now developed. Since my phone number went to the top of the web page I’m getting all these calls from people who tell me they can do a better job and keep me at the top of the Google search engine. I just laugh.

Sandy Welton

BSB51915 and Other Developments

A great deal has happened since my last blog in February. The new BSB Training Package was endorsed in March and that made nearly all of my existing resources obsolete.

Thank you so much to my web designer Kevin, who managed to change my whole web site at very short notice. Just a warning Kevin, the changes are ongoing as I develop the new training resources.

I started with BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management and currently have 13 units completed.
BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence is one of the new units, and I must admit when I started developing it, I wondered why it had been included. It seemed a bit “psychological” for a management qualification. By the time it was completed, I had convinced myself that BSBLDR501 may be the most important of all the units for a management role. So if I can convince myself, hopefully the learners will feel the same way.

Demand for BSB51915 resources has been gratifying – which makes the time spent developing worthwhile for me. As they were developed, I sent them to my favourite RTO, International Teacher Training Academy, and Carolyn Fletcher and her trainers went through everything with a fine tooth comb for me. It was so helpful to have this independent view and the suggestions they made for further improvement.

ITTA is one of the RTO’s delivering BSB51915 and I received this feedback from her today in relation to BSBLDR501 and BSBLDR502:
“We have a few trainers/assessors from other RTO’s currently doing the two LDR units with us – the feedback is great and Carolyn Laycock who is taking them through is really enjoying the units so far.”

I’ve now completed BSBHRM405 Support recruitment, selection and induction which was a special request. Personally I can’t see why they have included this Cert IV unit in Group A of BSB51915 – especially when it is not in BSB42015 Certificate IV in leadership and management. However, there’s obviously a demand for the unit so now my clients have a choice of electives.
I’d like to say a special thank you to my pre-existing clients who have come back for the new resources. Also, thank you to my new clients. Many of the new clients are just purchasing a couple of units first to see how they go. I’ve just had a further order from one of them, after they ran the first two units, saying how happy they are with them.

I just wish I had 10 pairs of hands, as I can’t develop the resources quickly enough. Currently I’m working on BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships. I had previously developed BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships which is stated as equivalent but in fact this one is going to need a re-write because of the way they have changed the knowledge evidence and performance requirements.

Sometimes I think it’s change for the sake of it – but at least it keeps me busy.

Sandy Welton

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