Course Title: Use communication to build relationships
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2016
Course Code: MKTG7971C
Course Title: Use communication to build relationships
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4352 - Certificate IV in Youth Work
Course Contact: Dianne Mackay
Course Contact Phone: +61 (3) 9925 4454
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 55
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
In this unit students will develop the skills and knowledge to apply specific communication techniques to establish, build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders based on respect and trust. This unit applies to work across a range of workplace contexts where workers at all levels may communicate with individuals and/or groups both in person and in writing.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCCOM002 Use communication to build relationships
1. Communicate with clients and co-workers
1.1 Identify and use appropriate communication techniques to communicate with clients and colleagues
1.2 Communicate in a manner that demonstrates respect, accepts individual differences and upholds rights
1.3 Represent the organisation appropriately and in accordance with communication policies and protocols1.4 Provide information to clients and service providers in accordance with communication policies and protocols
2. Address communication needs
2.1 Recognise and support communication needs of clients, colleagues and external networks
2.2 Facilitate access to interpreter and translation services as required
2.3 Identify and address problems and communication barriers
2.4 Defuse conflict or potentially difficult situations with clients and colleagues and refer in accordance with organisational requirements2.5 Seek and respond to feedback on the effectiveness of communication with clients, colleagues and external networks
3. Facilitate meetings
3.1 Develop an agenda and list of invited participants in consultation with appropriate people
3.2 Communicate details of the meeting to the participants and other stakeholders in accordance with organisation communication protocols
3.3 Contribute to and follow objectives and agendas for meeting
3.4 Provide opportunities to fully explore all relevant issues and provide relevant information
3.5 Use strategies that encourage all members to participate equally, including seeking and acknowledging contributions from all members
3.6 Implement strategies to ensure the specific communication needs of individuals within the meeting are identified and addressed
3.7 Facilitate the resolution of conflict between participants
3.8 Minute or record meeting in accordance with organisation requirements3.9 Evaluate meeting processes and identify lessons learned or opportunities for improvement
On successful completion of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
This course’s learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s on line learning management tool Blackboard. Other essential learning activities take place during the workshops, and you will also be required to undertake independent studies. Some learning activities that you may be required to undertake are:
- class exercises to review discussions/lectures
- responses to case studies
- workplace simulations and role plays of youth work practice
- analysis/critique of relevant reading material
- design activities or projects
- group projects
- peer learning
- guest lecture/presentation
- peer teaching and class presentations
- group discussion
- independent project based work
- group activities/projects
- ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback
- practical placement
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.
RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.
Overview of Assessment
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment.
To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher when you have completed the assessment tasks.
Task 1: Facilitate a Meeting: this task involves working in a small group to role play a meeting with colleagues. Stunts will create an email invitation, an agenda and audio/video recording of the meeting.
Task 2: Written communication requirements: write up the minutes of the meeting and present them to the 'work group' in the role play simulation.
Task 3: Feedback and reflection: receive feedback from three (3) colleagues in a meeting. Written reflection about incorporating feedback into your professional practice.
You should refer to the assessment plan which is available on Blackboard for details of each assessment task and for detailed assessment criteria.
Grades that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment
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.
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Assessment one: Presentation (group work) – investigate a youth work organisation. Identify issues about the service by undertaking a ‘SWOT’ analysis of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats faced by the organisation. Communicate your findings to the class in an oral presentation and written report.
Assessment two: WIL work place supervisor third party report – determine effective communication in the workplace, communication protocols in the workplace, barriers to effective communication, work related networks, feedback from others and self-reflection.
Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed.
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