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Certificate IV in Business (Governance) - BSB41907

Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who undertake the responsibilities required of a member or board member of an Indigenous corporation. Board members would bring a wide range of knowledge, skills, talents and experience to their organisations. Boards of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community managed organisations operate in two worlds. They have cultural obligations to their community as well as legal and financial obligations to the wider community and funding bodies.

In their special role of leading their organisations, board members would ensure that they are individually and collectively contributing the best value to the board, organisation and community while fulfilling their duties.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Board Member
  • Coordinator of Quality Governance
  • Australian Public Servant (APS)
  • Contact Officer / Secretary
  • Managers and senior staff of an organisation or company.

Qualification Pathways

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving the BSB30107 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification/s

OR

  • providing evidence of competency in the majority of units required for the BSB30107 Certificate III in Business or other relevant qualification/s

OR

  • with some vocational experience in a range of environments working with boards of governance, but with no formal qualification

OR

  • full attendance and participation in the Introductory Corporate Governance Workshop, Indigenous Leadership programmes, or other relevant non-accredited training.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving the BSB41907 Certificate IV in Business (Governance) candidates may undertake:

  • BSB50707 Diploma of Business (Governance), or a range of other Diploma qualifications.

Qualification Rules

Total number of units = 13

8 core units plus

5 elective units

Core units

BSBATSIL401B Meet the roles and responsibilities of a Board member (1)

This unit covers the diverse roles and responsibilities of being a Board member. This unit, when combined with BSBATSIL501B Meet the roles and responsibilities of a Board member (2) and BSBATSIL502B Work with the manager, is equivalent to SRXGOV001A Participate as a member of an effective Board organisation. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIL402B Use the constitution

This unit covers ensuring that the organisation's constitution is relevant and legal, that it is understood, and that it meets changing needs. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIC403B Maintain and protect culture

This unit covers working as a Board member in such a way as to respect, maintain and protect aspects of culture within the Board structure, the organisation and the community. This unit is based on a unit originally developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curriculum Consortium, Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIM404B Use the business plan

This unit covers the use of the business plan to guide the operations of the organisation. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIM405B Monitor financial management and budgets

This unit covers monitoring and acting on financial reports. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIM406B Manage assets

This unit covers the management of and accountability for the organisation's assets. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIM407B Plan for organisational needs

This unit covers empowering the Board members to plan to meet current and future needs of the organisation. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIM504B Develop and implement organisational policies

This unit covers developing the organisation's operational policies to serve the organisation and the community effectively. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

Elective units (5 electives to be chosen)

BSBATSIL408B Manage a Board meeting

This unit covers the planning and conduct of regular Board meetings and the communication and implementation of outcomes. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIL409B Manage time

This unit covers Board members managing their time by assessing their commitments to the Board and to other matters. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIL410B Manage stress

This unit covers Board members recognising, preventing and managing stress resulting from high workloads, conflict and other sources. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIC411B Communicate with the community

This unit covers the process by which Board members work in partnership with the community including other organisations in order to meet community needs and involve people. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIM412B Implement a business-like approach

This unit covers adopting a businesslike manner in all aspects of operations. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIM413B Oversee business planning

This unit covers the development of the organisation's 35 year plan of operations. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIM414B Oversee the organisation's annual budget

This unit covers ensuring the development and implementation of the annual budget to enable the Board to control the finances of the organisation. Some aspects of governance activities may be subject to legislation, rules, regulations and/or codes of practice relevant to different job roles and jurisdictions.

BSBATSIM415B Contribute to a positive and culturally appropriate workplace

This unit covers the role of the Board member in contributing to the development and maintenance of a positive and culturally appropriate workplace. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

BSBATSIW416B Obtain and manage consultancy services

This unit covers the processes involved in the management of consultancy services.

BSBATSIW417B Select and utilise technology

This unit covers assessing, utilising and evaluating new technologies within the organisation for the benefit of the organisation and the community.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include

Communication

  • networking and negotiating with members of the community
  • providing information to the community about the organisation's activities and Board decisions
  • discussing information, questioning outcomes and actions, sharing ideas, and clarifying information with staff and other board members
  • documenting policies and other necessary information

Teamwork

  • encouraging a team approach where individuals' contributions are recognised and documented
  • identifying people and delegating authority to relevant team members
  • seeking stakeholder participation in decision making

Problem solving

  • questioning outcomes and actions of financial reports
  • reviewing effectiveness and efficiency of decisions and direction of the organisation
  • ensuring activities follow the Rule Book and constitution

Initiative and enterprise

  • reviewing the board and board members
  • seeking donor funding for new activities
  • adding value to, and building positive reputation of, the corporation

Planning and organising

  • planning regular community forums
  • setting directions for the future of the organisation
  • planning and organising annual meetings, general meetings and board meetings

Self management

  • adhering to the operational structure of the Board and performing responsibilities as per the job description
  • fulfilling duties and legal responsibilities
  • modelling respect for community culture and values

Learning

  • promoting and encouraging an environment which allows people to enhance their skills and knowledge
  • transferring competency to other situations

Technology

  • using technology for communication, time scheduling, planning, analysing, forecasting, documenting, financial management and asset management