Building Individual Capability in the Aged Care Sector

BUILDING INDIVIDUAL CAPABILITY

This skill set will build an Aged Care Sector leader’s understanding of, care for, and overall relationship with her/his self and their team.  The skills set will focus on the individual’s contribution as an exemplar and an inspiration to others within, and outside of, the organisation.  It will also focus on the leader’s ability to communicate with, relate to, and work effectively with others.

The 6 units of competence that comprise this skill set were chosen by the Aged Care Services Sector in Tasmania to support individuals and organisations develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the industry.  The units in the skill set are:

These are Nationally Recognised units of competence and support the Australian Aged Care Leadership Capability Framework, a framework for all leaders in Aged Care.  These units also form part of the Diploma of Leadership and Management Qualification (BSB51918)

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About the Diploma of Leadership and Management

The BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management is a widely focused course, suited to many different vocations, and is designed particularly for people wanting to upskill in a number of leadership and management areas. It is designed specifically for supervisors or middle managers that have responsibility for a team of people, as well as those who participate in operational planning and are involved in change management. To obtain the full BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management, you need to complete 12 units of competence. Career Pathways There are a number of career pathways for graduates of this qualification, particularly in the Aged Care Services Sector.   These could include (among others)
  • Team leader
  • Service Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Training Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Executive Management / CEO

How long will the course go for?

The Building organisational capability in the Aged Services Sector in Tasmania skill set will start later 2019.  Students have 12 months to complete the assessment requirements of the units.

How will we deliver this skill-set?

This skill set will combine face to face workshops AND your own individual study. We may also take into consideration your current work duties when determining whether you have met the requirements of a unit. Generally, there will be ONE workshop every 4 to 6 weeks.  There will be no workshops in January 2020

How much will this skill-set cost?

The cost of this skill set is: $3750.00 Only 20% of this fee is payable by the student (or their organisation.) This fee is payable PRIOR to starting the course.

RTO Course attendance policy

Please note there are very limited places for this skill set and it is heavily subsidised by Skills Tasmania. Participant organisations (or participants themselves if they are not sponsored by an organisation) are only required to pay an initial contribution of 20% of the course fee. If a participant enrols and consistently fails to complete the units through non-engagement, the participant’s organisation will be billed for the entire course fee.  Participants who are not funded by an organisation will be personally responsible for the fee.  The funding of these skill sets is dependent on participants attending the course AND completing the units.  Please ensure that participants are able to commit to the course requirements PRIOR to signing up.

Skill set text book

You must have access to Kris Cole’s Management Theory and Practice 7th edition.  If you need to purchase a copy, we can facilitate this for you.  We will pay 50% of the cost of the book. There is a $50 charge for a hard copy of the text book: Management Theory and Practice 7th edition.   Alternatively, you can purchase a e-book version for $44.95 from Cengage: https://cengage.com.au/product/title/leadership-and-management-theory-and-practice/isbn/9780170403856. If you purchase an e-book version, we will reimburse you $25 for the cost of the book.

How much time should you set aside for each unit?

The time commitment for each of these units will vary.  Depending on your current job role, you should allocate at least 10 to 12 hours per unit (not including the workshop itself) to the completion of questions and assignments.  You should also set aside time for reading the text, references and person time.  The amount of time to set aside will vary from person to person depending on the amount of knowledge and skill they bring to the course.  For some people, the amount of time required to complete a unit may be less – particularly if they are already doing some of the things that the units require. For example, Manage Operational Plans will require you to develop plans.  If you have already done some or all of the activities required by assignments as part of your role, you can submit these as evidence.  For others who have not had the opportunity to undertake activities required by the assignments, more time will be required in research and writing.

Course entry requirements

This course has an entry requirement that you are currently employed in the Aged Care Services sector in Tasmania AND are recommended by your organisation to attend.

Can I get recognition for things that I am already doing?

Yes.  If you believe you have a previously acquired skills, either through work and/or life experience or through formal training, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  You can find out more about what RPL can mean for you in our student handbook.  You can access that here: https://www.globalnetacademy.edu.au/student-handbook/ If you believe you have the relevant skills and abilities that you have learned in your past, please discuss this with us. We will discuss the evidence requirements you will need to provide and any supporting documentation required.

Organisational support

You are very likely to need the support of your organisation in order to successfully complete this course.  Support is likely to include:

  • Release from work to attend workshops. Students MUST attend workshops
  • Opportunities to participate in leadership and organisational activities that support the objectives of the program.
  • Time to complete assessments. Organisations are STRONGLY encouraged to support staff to complete assessments during work hours as the assessment are highly relevant to the work roles.

THE WORKSHOPS


BSBMGT517 Manage Operational Plan



Date: TBD
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Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote: “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”  Warren Buffet
Unit: BSBMGT517 – Manage Operational Plan (Core Unit)
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
Managers in the aged services sector are often required to develop and monitor operational plans.  In this workshop, we will help you understand how to develop operational plans and the systems and processes that are needed to support the implementation of the plan.  We will discuss strategies to help you identify resources needed for the plan and how to monitor and review the plan. Communication strategies will be a particular focus in this workshop.

BSBMGT502 Manage People Performance



Date: TBD
Southern Venue: TBD
Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote:  “Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.”  Donald Rumsfeld
Unit: BSBMGT502 – Manage People Performance
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
This workshop focuses on developing your skills to manage the performance of staff who report to you.  We will help you develop skills in developing key result areas and key performance indicators.  We will also focus on developing your skills to provide coaching and feedback to staff and look at ways to reward excellence

BSBINN502 Build and sustain an innovative work environment



Date: TBD
Southern Venue: TBD
Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote:  “All organisations are perfectly designed to get the results they are now getting. If we want different results, we must change the way we do things.”  Tom Northup
Unit: BSBINN502 – Build and sustain an innovative work environment
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
This workshop will look at innovation and how managers can build and develop environments that are conducive to innovation.  We look at what is innovation and how it benefits an organisation.  What procedures and practices foster innovation and how can we build a culture of innovation.  The workshop will also focus on the importance of effective communication and feedback and allowing staff to be innovative within the organisation context and framework.

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness



Date: TBD
Southern Venue: TBD
Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote:  “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”  Michael Jordan
Unit: BSBWOR502 – Lead and manage team effectiveness
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
This workshop looks at what it means to be an effective team leader.  We will discuss a range of skills and knowledge that will help managers lead their teams to get the best out of them whilst respecting the individuality of team members.  The workshop will focus on communication and leadership techniques that facilitate team cohesion, the development of policies and procedures surrounding individual and team accountability, the development of key performance indicators and feedback loops.

BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff



Date: TBD
Southern Venue: TBD
Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote:  “The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.” Theodore Roosevelt
Unit: BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
This workshop will focus on how to recruit and induct staff. We will look at the skills and knowledge needed to prepare job descriptions and review organisational staffing requirements so that the right people are recruited for the right jobs.

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment



Date: TBD
Southern Venue: TBD
Northern Venue: TBD
Cool quote:  “An organisation’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”  Jack Welch
Unit: BSBLED501 – Develop a workplace learning environment
Qualification: BSB51918 – Diploma of Leadership and Management
About this workshop
This workshop will focus on developing your skills to develop, encourage and support a learning environment in your organisation where work and learning come together. The workshop will focus on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning and to monitor and improve learning performance, including developing and implementing learning plans.  We will look at how managers can create learning opportunities, promote the desire to learn and the access to learning opportunities.  We will also focus on how to preserve the learning once it has been undertaken and how learning can and should improve an individual’s effectiveness.