This unit (BSBMGT608) describes the skills and knowledge required to sustain and develop an environment in which continuous improvement, innovation and learning are promoted and rewarded. It applies to people with managerial responsibilities who aim to build a better and more effective work environment. Continuous improvement and innovation have links with the model of the learning organisation and people working at this level play an important role in building the culture, values and attitudes of 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: - analyse and evaluate systems and performance in key areas of the organisation and identify opportunities for improvement, seeking advice from experts as appropriate; - promote the value of creativity, innovation and sustainability and recognise successes; - support the testing and trialling of new ideas and undertake risk management and cost-benefit analysis for options; - plan for and implement improvements using organisation's processes for approvals, project management and change management; - facilitate effective contributions to and communications about continuous improvement and innovation, and; - capture insights, experiences and ideas for improvements and incorporate them into the organisation's knowledge management systems and future planning. 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: - outline cost-benefit analysis methods; - describe creativity and innovation theories and concepts; - list organisational learning principles; - identify quality management and continuous improvement theories; - describe relevant risk management concepts, and; - outline relevant sustainability practices.

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