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Develop and implement diversity policy

Unit Descriptor This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research diversity, draft policy, plan for implementation, and implement diversity policy. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

1 . Research diversity

  1. Analyse existing practices and information in relation to diversity

  2. Identify potential benefits of diversity and analyse in relation to business objectives

  3. Consult key stakeholders about their requirements for a diversity policy

  4. Access diversity policies from similar organisations and review for relevance to own organisation

2 . Draft policy and plan for implementation

  1. Draft diversity policy

  2. Develop action plans for policy

  3. Consult key stakeholders for feedback on draft policy and action plans

  4. Determine relationships and links with other related policies

  5. Revise policy for implementation

3 . Implement diversity policy

  1. Explain and interpret policy to key stakeholders

  2. Promote policy across the organisation through a range of communication channels

  3. Identify intended and unintended impacts of policy implementation

  4. Develop tools, benchmarks and other indicators for planning and measuring impact of policy implementation

  5. Monitor business activities, team plans and staff performance to ensure diversity policy is effectively implemented

4 . Review diversity policy

  1. Gather and analyse information about diversity, the policy and its implementation

  2. Consult key stakeholders to provide feedback on the policy

  3. Develop and approve recommendations for changes to the policy

  4. Refine policy

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Information may include:

Diversity includes differences in:

Business objectives may include:

Key stakeholders may include:

Diversity policy may include:

Action plans may include:

Communication channels may include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the following is essential:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example: