BSBSS00040 – Innovation Leadership Skill Set


it Outline: click on the unit code for more detail about each unit in this course.

BSBINN501 – Establish systems that support innovation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish new systems that support and encourage innovation in the workplace.

It applies to individuals including managers, senior operational personnel and/or internal/external specialists who are responsible for the development of new systems in small and large organisations in any community or industry context.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Research context for new system development
  2. Generate system concepts and options
  3. Develop a plan for the system
  4. Trial the system
  5. Lodge activity statement

Unit outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to create system concepts that will foster innovation using individual and group techniques.

BSBINN502 – Build and sustain an innovative work environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create an environment that enables and supports the application of innovative practice focusing on a holistic approach to the integration of innovation across all areas of work practice.

It applies to individuals working in leadership or management roles in any industry or community context. The individual could be employed by the organisation, but may also be an external contractor, the leader of a cross organisation team or of a self-formed team of individuals. The work group could be permanent or temporary in nature.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Lead innovation by example
  2. Establish work practices that support innovation
  3. Promote innovation
  4. Create a physical environment which supports innovation
  5. Provide learning opportunities

Unit outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to develop procedures that introduce and foster innovation and allow for rigorous evaluation of innovative ideas.

SIRXQUA002A – Lead a team to foster innovation

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead a workplace team in ways that foster innovative work practices.

This unit applies to individuals leading work teams on individual projects or for work in general. The skills encompass the requirements for encouraging innovation within individual team members as well as a team as a whole. They include how to put a team together and keep it working well, how to structure work and monitor progress, how to ensure the team members have the information and skills they need and how to apply innovative work skills to the leadership role.

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Organise team to maximise innovation
  2. Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices
  3. Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innovation in the workplace
  4. Provide a model of innovative work practice
  5. Monitor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices
  6. Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills

Unit outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to communicate  work assignments to team members in ways that encourage and reinforce  team based innovation.

Assessment

Brisbane students are expected to attend an in-class exam to be held at Coorparoo. Students who cannot attend this assessment, should contact the college to discuss alternative arrangements.

Project Management


Unit details: click on the unit code for more detail about each unit in this course.

Phase 1.  Define the Project

This phase describes skills and knowledge required to scope a project and identify the resources required to complete the project.

It applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

Topics covered in this section include:

  1. Access project scope and other relevant documentation
  2. Define project stakeholders
  3. Seek clarification from delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters
  4. Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements
  5. Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation’s objectives
  6. Determine and access available resources to undertake project

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to identify requirements and scope project.

Phase 2. Develop Project Plan

Topics covered in this section include:

  1. Develop project plan in line with the project parameters
  2. Identify and access appropriate project management tools
  3. Formulate risk management plan for project, including Work Health and Safety (WHS)
  4. Develop and approve project budget
  5. Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
  6. Finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this section students will be able to prepare a risk management plan, prepage project budget, consult wiht relevant stakeholders and finalise the project plan.

Phase 3. Administer and monitor project

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
  2. Provide support for project team members, especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
  3. Establish and maintain required recordkeeping systems throughout the project
  4. Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality
  5. Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
  6. Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met
  7. Achieve project deliverables

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this section students will be able to create maintain project documentation, monitor finances, resources and quality, conduct risk management processes and report to stakeholders.

Phase 4. Finalise the project

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Complete financial recordkeeping associated with project and check for accuracy
  2. Ensure transition of staff involved in project to new roles or reassignment to previous roles
  3. Complete project documentation and obtain necessary sign-offs for concluding project

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to prepare project documents for completion sign-off and transition project staff.

Phase 5. Review

Topics covered in this unit include:

  1. Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
  2. Involve team members in the project review
  3. Document lessons learned from the project and report within the organisation

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to preform review analysis processes and document any learnings.