This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.
It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1.1 Consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational goals, plans and objectives
1.2 Develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for work team
1.3 Support team members in meeting expected performance outcomes
2.1 Develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team
2.2 Develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities
2.3 Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions
2.4 Develop processes to ensure that issues, concerns and problems identified by team members are recognised and addressed
3.1 Encourage team members and individuals to participate in and to take responsibility for team activities, including communication processes
3.2 Support the team in identifying and resolving work performance problems
3.3 Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation s image for all stakeholders
4.1 Establish and maintain open communication processes with all stakeholders
4.2 Communicate information from line manager/management to the team
4.3 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by team members and follow-up with line manager/management and other relevant stakeholders
4.4 Evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders
About This Course
Evidence of the ability to:
- use leadership techniques and strategies to facilitate team cohesion and work outcomes including:
- encouraging and fostering shared understanding of purpose, roles and responsibilities
- identifying and resolving problems
- providing feedback to encourage, value and reward others
- modelling desired behaviour and practices
- develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities
- establish processes to address issues and resolve performance issues
- support team to meet expected performance outcomes including providing formal and informal learning opportunities as needed
- develop performance plans with key performance indicators (KPIs), outputs and goals for individuals or the team which incorporate input from stakeholders
- communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders about team performance plans and team performance
- facilitate two-way flow of information between team and management relevant to team performance
- evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders.
Note: if a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- explain how group dynamics can support or hinder team performance
- outline strategies that can support team cohesion, participation and performance
- explain strategies for gaining consensus
- explain issue resolution strategies.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the industry capability – workplace effectiveness field of work and include access to:
- workplace documents
- case studies and, where possible, real situations
- office equipment and resources
- interaction with others.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.