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In this task, you are required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by working through a number of activities and submitting a completed project portfolio (Part A only).
You will need access to:
Ensure that you:
Information about how you should complete this assessment can be found in Appendix A of the Business Works Student User Guide.Refer to the appendix for information on: Note: You must complete and submit an assessment cover sheet with your work. A template is provided in Appendix B of the Student User Guide. However, if your RTO has provided you with an assessment cover sheet, please ensure that you use that.
Vocational education and training is all about gaining and developing practical skills that are industry relevant and that can help you to succeed in your chosen career. For this reason, we are giving you the choice to base this project on your own business, one you work in or a familiar with, or you can use the case study provided. This will mean that you are applying your knowledge and skills in a relevant, practical and meaningful way to your own situation!
If you choose to base your assessment on your own business or workplace, it is important that you are able to access enough information for your chosen business to be able to successfully complete each of the assessment tasks. As a minimum, this will include organizational policies and procedures related to organizational documentation, access to information sufficient to develop sustainability policies and access to stakeholders. You will make a final decision about whether to work with the case study business or a real business in the next step.
Completing your Project Portfolio You will be collecting evidence for this unit in a Project Portfolio. The steps you need to take to complete your Portfolio are described below. Communicating with others You will need to communicate with stake holders to confirm their requirements and to seek their advice and feedback. Your communication may be directly with actual staff members from within your own business or workplace. Alternatively, your fellow students and/or your assessor can play the roles of the relevant people. This communication doesn’t have to be face-to-face. Where communication is face-to-face, it doesn’t mean that all parties must be in the same room – you can use video conferencing or any other appropriate format, as long as it meets the requirements outlined in this guide and in your Project Portfolio.
Select a business to work with As you saw earlier, this unit requires you to develop sustainability policies and procedures for one area of a business. Some examples of the policies and procedures that you could prepare include: Decide whether you would like to work with your own business or the case study business and follow the relevant instructions below.
For students working with their own business Check that you have access to the required policies, procedures, information and stakeholders that you will require. You should also decide on the area of the business that you will work with, the area of sustainability that you will focus on and the policies and procedures that you will prepare. Complete Page 4 of your Project Portfolio by: Submit Page 4 to your assessor. Your assessor must approve your business and the policies and procedures before you proceed with assessment.
For students working with the case study business Take some time now to read through the Simulation Pack for this unit. You will need to select an area of Grow Consultants to work with. Choose areas that interest you. There are some ideas given below – or you might choose another topic altogether. It’s up to you. Keep in mind though that you will need to be able to easily access information for your policies and procedures. Sustainability ideas:
You will use your real names, backgrounds and communication preferences and styles during all role plays or simulated communication to ensure that the simulation is realistic. You will also use information from real products and services to combine with information provided in the simulation pack and include in your presentations.
Complete Page 4 of your Project Portfolio by: Submit Page 4 to your assessor. Your assessor must approve your planned presentations before you proceed with your assessment. Review all of your documents Before you begin your assessment, read through all of your assessment documents including this guide and your Project Portfolio. If you are working with the case study business, you should also read through all of the documents in the Simulation Pack. If you are working with your own business or a business that you work in or are familiar with, make sure that you have access to all of the documents that you need and that you have familiarized yourself with them. Make sure that you understand what you need to do and, if you have any questions, speak to your assessor or workplace supervisor.
Make sure you have answered all questions in each copy of Section 1 of your Portfolio. Submit to your assessor for review. You are also required to attach certain documents as part of your evidence – review the documents you need to attach as outlined in each copy of Section 1 of the Project Portfolio and make sure you attach these upon submission.
Now that you have developed a briefing report, you should consult with at least two stakeholders to gather their advice and feedback. At the meeting, the stakeholders will provide input into the development of the policy and procedures through their comments and ideas. Encourage their participation. During the meeting, demonstrate effective communication skills including: Following the meeting, summarize the stakeholder feedback and finalize the scope of the sustainability policies and procedures including: Work into Section 2 of your Portfolio.
This meeting may take place with actual people who work for/who are associated with your chosen business. Alternatively, classmates or your assessor may play the role of one or more stakeholders. If in the classroom setting, you will all take turns within your group to share your individually developed briefing reports and to gather feedback and input. Your discussions should take at least 20 minutes each. This can either be viewed in person by your assessor or you may like to video/audio record the session for your assessor to watch or listen to later. Your assessor can provide you with more details at this step. If this session is not viewed in person by your assessor, you will attach proof of the meeting to Section 2 of your Project Portfolio.
Make sure you have answered all questions in each copy of Section 2 of your Portfolio. Submit to your assessor for review. You are also required to attach certain documents as part of your evidence – review the documents you need to attach as outlined in each copy of Section 2 of the Project Portfolio and make sure you attach these upon submission.
Develop the policies and procedures based on your briefing report and stakeholder feedback. Ensure that your policies and procedures include a statement about the organizations commitment to sustainability, as well as how sustainability initiatives will be incorporated into business planning and will also serve as business opportunities. Work into Section 3 of your Portfolio (note that two copies of Section 3 have been provided).
Make sure you have answered all questions in each copy of Section 3 of your Portfolio. Submit to your assessor for review. You are also required to attach certain documents as part of your evidence – review the documents you need to attach as outlined in each copy of Section 3 of the Project Portfolio and make sure you attach these upon submission.
The next part of the assessment task requires you to develop an action plan to implement one of the policies and procedures which you developed earlier. Your action plan should include: An important part of your action plan should be a strategy for communicating with stakeholders to generate engagement with sustainability initiatives. As part of this, seek and incorporate feedback on your action plan from one of the stakeholders who you consulted in Activity 4. (If you are working on the Case Study business, seek feedback from your Assessor.) Work into Section 4 of your Portfolio.
Make sure you have answered all questions in each copy of Section 4 of your Portfolio. Submit to your assessor for review. You are also required to attach certain documents as part of your evidence – review the documents you need to attach as outlined in each copy of Section 4 of the Project Portfolio and make sure you attach these upon submission.