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Manage Operational Plans

  • Qualification:

    VET unit

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  • Payment options:

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  • Duration:

    13 weeks

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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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.

What you'll learn

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.


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

  • Diploma of Logistics, RMIT University

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.

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
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

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.

Payment options & support

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Upfront payment is required at the time of enrolment.

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