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STUDENT ASSESSMENT

MANAGE PERSONAL WORK PRIORITIES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - BSBWOR501

Instructions
You are advised to commence work on your assessment from week 1 and all tasks must be submitted by the due dates provided.
1. All assessments must be completed and delivered individually. Where an assessment involves group discussions, you should consider the input of your group but submit an individual assessment to your trainer.
2. Please read all instructions on completing each assessment. Instructions for completion are provided at the beginning of each assessment.
3. All written answers must be typed in a word document using Arial font, 12 size and single spacing if similar instructions are not provided in the assessment.
4. Your trainer will not be able to assist you in answering questions. However, your trainer will address any issues concerning questions requiring further explanation.
5. You may refer to your student learning resources or any other relevant resources when completing your assessment.
6. Assessments are due for submission as specified in the assessment schedule. Any variations to this arrangement must be approved by your trainer prior to the due date for submission.
7. You have access to computers which are equipped with Microsoft suite of products or any other relevant software and printing facility.
8. Use assessment templates if provided, to complete relevant sections of the assessment. You can also create your known templates for assessment evidence.
9. You must achieve a satisfactory result for all tasks to achieve competency in this unit.
10. All assessment answers should be submitted to the trainer in required format (soft or hard copy) as per trainer instructions with completed assessment cover sheet (if required).
Assessment Schedule
Task Due Date
Learning Activity Only Week 1
Task 1 Week 2
Learning Activity Only Week 3
Task 2 Week 4

Task 1: Manage personal work priorities
Performance objective
The student will demonstrate the ability to establish personal work goals. The student will also demonstrate the ability to set and meet work priorities.
Assessment description
Using a position description, you will set work goals and prioritise work goals. You will then develop two work plans to achieve two work goals. You are required to keep a journal containing your reflections on and explanation of the process of managing work priorities.
Procedure
1. Review your job description and your organisation’s business plans, business goals, policies and procedures.
In your journal, provide a list of the organisation’s policies, procedures and plans that will inform team and personal goal setting.
2. Based on your job description (and following your organisation’s business plans, goals, and applicable policies and procedures), establish four to five goals (including both personal and team goals).
In your journal, describe how and why you established goals. Explain the value of personal and team goal-setting in an organisation.
3. Develop KPIs to measure performance related to work goals.
In your journal, describe:
a. How the KPIs will be used to measure goal-related performance.
b. How you will maintain performance under varying conditions and contingencies. Give specific examples.
c. How, given your own personal strengths and weaknesses, you will capitalise on or minimise the effect of these personal traits in your work plans.
4. Consider a range of activities to advance work goals. Prioritise possible activities. Choose two work goals to develop work plans for.
In your journal, describe the process you undertook to prioritise activities. Describe competing demands and how you plan to manage these to achieve goals.
5. Referring to the template provided in Appendix 1 as an example, use Microsoft Word to develop two work plans to achieve the two goals you have prioritised.
In your journal, describe the process of developing your plans to manage work priorities. Describe how you have used the plans to manage time efficiently.
6. In your journal, describe:
a. How you will ensure you serve as a positive role model through work planning and organisation. Give examples. Describe how your work plans serve as examples to follow in your workplace.
b. How you will maintain appropriate work–life balance, manage stress and maintain health.
7. Submit your position description, work plans and journal to your assessor as per the specifications below. Ensure you keep a copy of all work submitted for your records.
Specifications
You must provide:
? a position description
? two work plans produced using Microsoft Word
? a journal.
Your assessor will be looking for evidence of:
? use of literacy skills to interpret written job descriptions, business plans, policies and procedures, etc.
? use of organisational skills to set and achieve priorities
? application of principles and techniques of performance measurement:
? identification of personal behaviour to assist in managing work priorities and work–life balance
? goal setting
? time management
? application of organisational policy, plans or procedures to setting or planning the achievement of work goals
? application of knowledge of work practices to improve personal performance.
Appendix
Work Plan

Task 2: Develop and maintain professional competence
Performance objective
The student will demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain professional competence.
Assessment description
You will develop a professional development plan with career objectives and an action plan. To assist in the development of your plan, you are required to seek feedback on your professional competency. You are required to keep a journal containing your refection on, and explanation of, the process of planning professional development.
Procedure
1. Assess your personal knowledge and skills against competency standards such as enterprise specific competencies or nationally endorsed units of competency. In your journal, describe the process you undertook to assess your professional competency.
2. Meet with two people who are familiar with your work and can assess aspects of your professional competency, such as employees, colleagues, clients or supervisors to seek feedback on your work performance. Take notes to submit as evidence of your meeting.
In your journal, describe the meeting, and the questioning and active listening techniques you used to elicit the feedback.
3. Using the template provided in Appendix 1, or one from your workplace, develop a professional development plan. You should include:
a. development opportunities, such as training; include opportunities to undertake within one year and within five years
b. new skills you aim to acquire to achieve or maintain a competitive edge
c. planned participation in networks or professional associations to enhance professional development
d. timeframes in which to achieve development opportunities, new skills, participation in networks.
In your journal, you should discuss:
a. how you analysed and applied feedback to your professional development plan
b. the process you undertook to identify, evaluate and select the development opportunities included in your professional development plan – discuss learning styles and application to your planning
c. new skills you plan to acquire – explain how acquiring these skills will provide a competitive edge
d. examples of networking you have undertaken or are currently undertaking to enhance knowledge, skills or work relationships
e. how these plans align to relevant organisational policies and procedures and how they align to organisational goals and your work role.
4. Submit your professional development plan, feedback notes and journal to your assessor as per the specifications below. Ensure you keep a copy of all work submitted for your records.
Specifications
You must provide:
? A professional development plan
? meeting notes
? a journal.
Appendix
Professional Development Plan

References / recommended resources
Manage personal work priorities and professional development - BSBWOR501, 2015, 1st Edition, Version 1, Innovation and Business Industry Skills Council Ltd Australia, East Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Recommended reading
Some recommended reading for this unit includes:
? Cole, K. 2010, Management: Theory and Practice, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
? Robbins, S., Bergman R., Stagg, I. and Coulter M. 2008, Management, 5th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
? Robbins, S., Millett, B., Cacioppe, R. and Waters-Marsh T. 2008, Organisational Behaviour: Leading and Managing in Australia and New Zealand, 5th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
General websites of interest:
? Businessballs – free resources including career help, business training and organisational development, viewed January 2015, http://www.businessballs.com .
? About money management and leadership – basic information about management, viewed January 2015, http://www.management.about.com/ .
? Free management library – provides free, comprehensive resources about personal and business management, viewed January 2015, http://www.managementhelp.org .
Printed resources
? Cole, K. 2010, Management: Theory and Practice, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
? Robbins, S., Bergman R., Stagg, I. and Coulter M. 2008, Management, 5th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
? Robbins, S., Millett, B., Cacioppe, R. and Waters-Marsh T. 2008, Organisational Behaviour: Leading and Managing in Australia and New Zealand, 5th edn, Prentice Hall, Pearson Publishing, Australia.
Online resources
? ‘AQF Qualification types’, Australian Qualifications Framework, January 2015, http://www.aqf.edu.au/aqf/in-detail/aqf-qualifications/ .
? Australian Government, ‘career information’, viewed January 2015 http://www.australia.gov.au/topics/employment-and-workplace/career-information
? Australian Qualification Framework 2nd edition, viewed January 2015, available from: http://www.aqf.edu.au/ .
? Mind Tools, ‘Personal SWOT Analysis: Making the Most of Your Talents and Opportunities’, Mind Tools, viewed January 2015, http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMC_05_1.htm .
? Rand, 2001, ‘The global technology revolution’, Rand, viewed January 2015, http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1307/MR1307.sum.html
#top .
? Sorenson, J., 2008, ‘Twenty indicators of stress’, Ezine articles, viewed January 2015, http://ezinearticles.com/?Twenty-Indicators-of-Stress&id=1238500 .
? Utah State University, Goal Setting, viewed January 2015, http://www.usu.edu/arc/idea_sheets/pdf/goal_setting.pdf .
? Victorian Government, ‘Careers Victoria, viewed January 2015 http://careers.vic.gov.au/ .

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