Manage Operational Plans

Qualification: VET unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online Manage Operational Plans unit from Open Universities Australia and RMIT University introduces aspiring managers to the skills and procedures needed to successfully develop and implement an operational plan at a strategic level.

The unit focuses on three key areas: developing a plan, planning and managing resource acquisition and monitoring and reviewing performance. More specifically, this unit covers research and consultation in planning and development phases, recruitment and acquiring physical resources, budget analysis, negotiation, and monitoring, reviewing and documenting performance.

Modern management skills involve high-level planning, communication and decision-making. This unit teaches essential skills in operational plan management that can be applied across a range of contexts.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Diploma of Logistics, RMIT University

Areas of study

In this management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Research, analyse and document resource requirements and develop an operational plan in consultation with relevant personnel and colleagues
  • Develop and/or implement consultation processes as an integral part of the operational planning process
  • Ensure details of the operational plan include the development of key performance indicators to measure organisational performance
  • Develop and implement contingency plans at appropriate stages of operational planning
  • Ensure the development and presentation of proposals for resource requirements is supported by a variety of information sources
  • Obtain approval for plan from relevant parties and ensure understanding among work teams involved
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure that employees are recruited and/or inducted within the organisation's HRM policies and practices
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure that physical resources and services are acquired in accordance with the organisation's policies
  • Develop, monitor and review performance systems and processes to assess progress in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets
  • Analyse and interpret budget and actual financial information to monitor and review profit and productivity performance
  • Identify areas of under performance, recommend solutions, and take prompt action to rectify the situation
  • Plan and implement systems to ensure that mentoring and coaching are provided to support individuals and teams to effectively use resources
  • Negotiate recommendations for variations to operational plans and gain approval from designated persons/groups
  • Develop and implement systems to ensure that procedures and records associated with documenting performance are managed accordingly

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Diploma of Logistics, RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By completing this unit, students will develop the strategic tools for effective planning, implementation and facilitation of an organisation’s operational plan, as well as learning essential techniques for becoming a successful manager.

Completion of this unit will also contribute to achieving a Diploma of Logistics from RMIT University.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in BSBMGT515A Manage Operational Plans from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through VET FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government VET FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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