This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and manage the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategic business plans that are based on a comprehensive analysis of the competitive market and that meet overall enterprise or organisational strategic goals and directions.

Unit details

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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: - interpersonal and communication skills to work collaboratively with clients, colleagues, management and stakeholders; - organisational skills to develop and implement business planning framework; - leadership skills to manage strategic business planning; - research, analytical and numeracy skills; - leadership and problem solving skills to manage strategic business plan; - literacy and technical writing skills, and; - research, analytical and evaluation skills.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles, practices and methodologies of sustainable strategic business planning; - current debates, theories and bodies of knowledge surrounding: principles and practices of strategic business planning, and; consultative and participative management approaches; - relevant international, national and local legislative, regulatory and ethical requirements; - market trends and developments analysis methodologies; - risk management strategies; - performance measuring and monitoring systems; - quality management and continuous improvement concepts and practice; - human and business capacity building methodologies; - organisational strategic and operational planning; - change management principles; - implementation methodologies, and; - monitoring and review methods.

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