Course Title: Contribute to personal skill development and learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL5876C

Course Title: Contribute to personal skill development and learning

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4293 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Geoff Moss
Phone: 9925 4852
Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au
Office: 51.07.01
 

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to support own learning and skill development needs in the context of an organisation’s goals and objectives.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning

Element:

1. Identify own learning needs for skill development

1.1 Personal learning needs and skill gaps are self assessed
1.2 Advice on learning needs is provided to relevant personnel
1.3 Opportunities for undertaking personal skill development activities are identified and planned in liaison with work groups and relevant personnel

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Personal learning needs and skill gaps are self assessed
1.2 Advice on learning needs is provided to relevant personnel
1.3 Opportunities for undertaking personal skill development activities are identified and planned in liaison with work groups and relevant personnel

Element:

2. Undertake personal skill development

2.1 Appropriate opportunities provided by the workplace are identified
2.2 Opportunities are identified to use appropriate new skills in workplace activities
2.3 Coaching / mentoring advice is followed through in work activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate opportunities provided by the workplace are identified
2.2 Opportunities are identified to use appropriate new skills in workplace activities
2.3 Coaching / mentoring advice is followed through in work activities

 

Element:

3. Monitor learning effectiveness

3.1 Feedback from individuals or colleagues is used to identify future learning opportunities
3.2 Where a final assessment process is carried out, the outcomes are reviewed and further learning needs are identified.
3.3 Suggestions for improving learning opportunities and assessment processes are provided to appropriate personnel

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Feedback from individuals or colleagues is used to identify future learning opportunities
3.2 Where a final assessment process is carried out, the outcomes are reviewed and further learning needs are identified.
3.3 Suggestions for improving learning opportunities and assessment processes are provided to appropriate personnel


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding and knowledge their own learning and skill development needs.

This learning unit consists of three competencies covering the identification of their learning needs for skill development, to identify and undertake appropriate personal skill development and to monitor the effectiveness of learning and identify further training needs. These outcomes will be obtained largely through learning by doing a range of practical tasks and an assignment.

The Internet and YouTube videos will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.
Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.
 


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware / ReadingPractical ExercisesAssessment
1Introduction to Topic, Overview of course and relevance to traineeship and workplace. Identify own skill development needs and skills gaps.Contribute to personal skill development and learning Participants Guide. PowerPointTasks as specified in Participants guideAssignment
Prac tasks
Class discussion 
2Identify competencies needed for job. Sources of help and advice – internal and externalSee reading list and online resources
Participants Guide. PowerPoint
 
Tasks as specified in Participants guideAssignment
Prac tasks
Class discussion 
3Personal SWOT analysis. Development plan. Reviewing planSee reading list and online resources
Participants Guide. PowerPoint 
 Assignment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Contribute to personal skill development and learning Participants Guide


Overview of Assessment

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. 

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

Evidence of the following is essential:
• Identifying and implementing learning opportunities for self
• Following learning plans to match skill needs
• Receiving feedback constructively

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.


Assessment Tasks

Class and Work-Based Assessment Activities

Practical Tasks

Assignment


Assessment Matrix

 

Element Assignment Practical Tasks In Class/Work Observation In Class Testing Individual and Group discussion**   
1.1xxx x   
1.2xxx x   
1.3xxx x   
2.1xxx x   
2.2xxx x   
2.3xxx x   
3.1xx  x   
3.2xxx x   
3.3xxx x   

** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course.

Other Information

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Life & Physical Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.
 

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