This unit covers providing leadership to a team within the organisation. The unit includes planning work for the team, monitoring team performance, facilitating change and providing reports. The unit is suitable for team leaders across the organisation.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - consultation; - communication; - negotiation; - report writing; - facilitating the participation of team members, team development and improvement; - problem solving and conflict resolution; - decision making; - working effectively with team members who have diverse work styles, aspirations, cultures and perspectives; - relating to people from a range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with a range of physical and mental abilities, and; - using relevant software and technology skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - relevant council policies and procedures; - relevant legislation; - access and equity issues; - code of conduct and ethics; - organization of teams; - team goal setting; - devolving responsibility and accountability to teams; - team dynamics; - conflict resolution; - leadership styles; - providing feedback to others and receiving feedback; - motivating others, and; - strategy development.

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