Course Title: Administer a practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OFFC5284C

Course Title: Administer a practice

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4318 - Certificate IV in Optical Dispensing

Course Contact: Jade Cusworth

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8382

Course Contact Email: jade.cusworth@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

             

Timothy Haigh

timothy.haigh@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4846

Leigh Robinson

leigh.robinson@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4398

Ralph Richter

ralph.richter@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4783

Ludmila Keightley

Ludmila.keightley@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4722

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

None

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required to provide administration for a clinical health practice according to the size and scale of the business.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTCOM405D Administer a practice

Element:

1. Establish and maintain administrative systems
 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and perform routine tasks
1.2 Follow policies and procedures are followed
1.3 Use resources appropriately
1.4 Establish administrative systems
 

Element:

2. Conduct financial administration
 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Administer financial procedures of the business
2.2 Maintain systems for financial documentation
2.3 Record information for financial reports is recorded
 

Element:

3. Follow practice management strategies
 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow operational strategies
3.2 Follow marketing strategies
3.3 Attend meetings
3.4 Monitor stock levels and supplies
3.5 Comply with statutory and regulatory requirements
 

Element:

4. Administer personnel management strategies
 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Follow human resource strategies
4.2 Administer payroll and employee records
4.3 Follow diversity guidelines
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

• Read topic one in the Learner Guide: HLTCOM405D Administer a Practice. Upon completion of topic one complete the self-assessment checklist from the learner guide. Once you have done this progress to the next topic and continue until all topics are completed.
• Once you have read all of the topics and completed the self-assessments you are ready to do the online self-assessment task. The self-assessment will check your level of understanding of the unit and provide you with some feedback.
• Refer to Evidence Portfolio Items 3 and 12 . Familiarise yourself with the content
A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:
• Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
• Observations of performance in the workplace and industry placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
• Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform 
 


Teaching Schedule

• Students who come for blocks of learning at RMIT City campus will be required to attend 2. Dates for your group will be posted on Blackboard
• Students who are part of the Full Time Program will attend class Tuesday to Thursday.

 

Students who form part of the SpecSavers group are required to attend the appropriate Cluster as advised on Blackboard.

Week StartingTuesdayWednesdayThursday
09/03/2015NoNoYes
16/03/2015NoNoYes
23/03/2015NoNoYes
30/03/2015NoNoYes
06/04/2015NoNoNo
13/04/2015NoNoYes
20/04/2015NoNoYes
27/04/2015NoNoYes
04/05/2015NoNoYes
11/05/2015NoNoYes
18/05/2015NoNoYes
25/05/2015NoNoYes


 Topic 1: Establish and maintain administrative systems
Topic 2: Conduct financial administration
Topic 3: Follow practice management strategies
Topic 4: Administer personnel management strategies
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


References

Learner Guide: HLTCOM405D Administer a Practice


Other Resources

• Evidence Portfolio Year 1
• Learner Guide HLTCOM405D Administer a practice

• PowerPoint Summary
• Additional learning materials available through Learning Hub
• RMIT Library (www.rmit.edu.au/library)
 

Students should also make note of the Student Services and Study and Learning Centre that are available to all enrolled students (www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre)
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of examinations, quizzes, practical demonstration, work based assessment or simulation, submission of your learning and assessment guide and assignments.


Assessment Tasks

Before attempting any of the assessment tasks below, ensure that you agree will all self-assessment checklists in the learner guide and that you have completed the online self assessment quiz.
1. Complete online test titled HLTCOM405D Formal Quiz. This test consists of completing a series of 10 online questions. These questions may consist of true or false, multiple choice or short answer questions. In order to pass you need to correctly answer seven or more questions (7 out of 10) You must complete the quiz by the date publish on Blackboard.
2. Refer to your Evidence Portfolio and carefully read and complete Items 3 and 12. An RMIT University assessor will assess you on these items during a work-based assessment and during your compulsory attendance in Year 1. In addition your work assessor will include a range of verbal questions to ask during these assessments. An RMIT University assessor will talk to your employer to discuss your progress and development of workplace skills. You must complete these Evidence Portfolio Items by the date published on Blackboard.
3. You will be required to complete a 90 minute closed book Exam 2. It will consist of short answer, multiple choice and labelling diagrams. Please note that this Exam will cover HLTOPD407C, HLTOPD403C, SIRXSLS001A, HLTCOM301C, HLTHIR301C, HLTCOM405D the date for this exam will be published on Blackboard

Assessment dues dates for your group will be posted on Blackboard
Please note that you will need to demonstrate competency in all these assessments tasks in order to achieve competency for this unit.
 


Assessment Matrix

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