The church is a multifaceted organization and while much is spiritual is is also a business and must operate within similar business principles as the secular world. This unit "BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans" focuses on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to create and oversee the implementation of operational plans for church ministry. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the work of others and ensure workplace practices align with the church’s organizational goals, productivity, and profitability. It is designed for pastors and leaders responsible for leading and managing the church ministry who must operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and or business plan.
Upon completion of this unit, participants will be able to:
- Develop operational plans that support efficient and effective workplace practices within church ministry.
- Monitor the implementation of operational plans to ensure alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
- Manage and lead teams within the church ministry context to maximize productivity and profitability.
- Utilize strategic and/or business plans to guide decision-making and operational practices in church ministry.
This unit is specifically designed for individuals who are involved in managing within a church ministry setting. It is intended for those who oversee the work of others and operate within the framework of broader strategic and/or business plans. Church leaders, pastors, and ministry coordinators will benefit from acquiring the skills and knowledge covered in this unit.
By completing this unit, participants will gain the expertise needed to develop and monitor operational plans that promote efficiency and effectiveness in church ministry. They will be equipped to guide and lead teams in alignment with organizational goals, ensuring the productivity and profitability of the ministry. Through the application of strategic and/or business plans, participants will enhance their capacity to make informed decisions that positively impact the overall operations of the church ministry.
Establish operational plan
- Research, analyse and document resource requirements
- Develop operational plan in consultation with, and with approval from, relevant stakeholders
- Develop contingencies for operational plan
- Explain plan to relevant work teams
Manage resource acquisition
- Confirm that employees are recruited and inducted according to the organisation’s human resources management policies, practices and procedures
- Confirm that physical resources and services are acquired according to the organisation’s policies, practices and procedures
- Identify and incorporate requirements for intellectual property rights and responsibilities related to acquisition of resources
Monitor and review operational performance
- Assess progress of operational plan in achieving profit and productivity plans and targets
- Identify areas of under-performance, recommend solutions and rectify the situation
- Plan and implement relevant processes for ongoing monitoring and confirm that support is provided for individuals and teams
- Negotiate recommendations for variations to operational plans and gain approval from designated persons
- The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:
- stakeholders involved in development and management of operations plan including escalation points, colleagues and specialist resource managers
- key information sources for proposal development and presentation including resource requirement specialists
- consultation processes
- content of operational plans, including:
- procurement processes
- employee recruitment and induction strategies
- physical resource and service acquisition strategies
- key indicators of organisational performance
- budget and actual financial relating to profit and productivity
- methods for preparing operational plans and contingency plans
- role of an operational plan in achieving an organisation’s objectives
- procedures and records associated with documenting performance
- approaches for developing key performance indicators to meet business objectives
- legislative and regulatory framework relating to the development and implementation of operational plan of the organisation, including:
- fair trading laws
- work health and safety
- organisational policies, practices and procedures that relate to the operational plan.
The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to manage an operational plan for at least one business or work area. The candidate must:
- develop and implement an operational plan using a variety of information sources and consultation including:
- resource requirements
- key performance indicators
- monitoring processes
- contingency plans
- communicate with stakeholders to explain the plan and supporting information, seek approvals, negotiate variations and engage work teams
- confirm existence of relevant strategies, including strategies relating to:
- recruiting, inducting and developing personnel
- acquiring physical resources and services
- protecting intellectual property
- making variations to the plan
- monitoring and documenting performance.
There are two options to complete the units.
1. Through our “Online Training Portal”. The portal provides students with a comprehensive and interactive learning and training program. Various assignments are presented to teach and determine competency in the units required. Detailed instructions and access are provided to students by VIC as they enter into the subject. A preview of the Vision Colleges Online Training Portal is available to students and prospective students at the Online Portal Student Guide.
2. If a unit is not available online, or if a student cannot access the internet or is uncomfortable with online learning, the unit is available in hard copy as a workbook with written assignments.
Students may request alternative Ministry Skills units. For a list of alternative options, contact the Principal at Vision Colleges.
It is helpful, but not required, for a student to be involved in a local church or community-based program under qualified leadership and document their work experience completed for each unit to assist in establishing competencies.
An overview of the training portal can be accessed through these videos.