This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate senior leadership behaviour and personal and professional competence. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit.  It applies to individuals who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission. 

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - clearly communicate the organisation's objectives, values and standards to a range of - stakeholders using appropriate media and language; - influence, support and provide resources for individuals and groups to: participate in consultations and decision making processes; contribute to innovation and improvements; achieve their responsibilities and objectives; - facilitate consultative decision making processes with relevant internal and external stakeholders; - demonstrate ethical conduct and professional competence and continuing professional development, and; - encourage others to adopt business ethics and build their commitment to the organization. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain business ethics and their application to leadership; - outline leadership styles and their application in supporting the organisation's mission; - objectives and values; - explain the impact of legislation in providing leadership in the organization; - explain the organisation's mission, purpose and values; - describe organisation objectives, plans and strategies, and; - explain organisational change processes.

Where to next?

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.