Course Title: Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4384 Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication

Course Title: Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COMM7335C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Julia Makin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email: julia.makin@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

 This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and apply knowledge within the marketing communication industry with due consideration to legal and ethical constraints and the digital communication convergent environment.

It applies to individuals who work in entry-level positions with a general knowledge of the structure, organisation and function of the marketing communication industry. Individuals in this role may provide limited leadership and guidance to others.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMKG418 Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry

Elements:

1. Develop knowledge of the marketing communications industry

2. Identify industry employment obligations and opportunities

3. Identify future trends within the marketing communications industry

4. Update industry knowledge


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to develop knowledge of the marketing communications industry, identify industry employment obligations and opportunities, identify future trends within the marketing communications industry and update industry knowledge.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • Research and report on the marketing communications industry structure, its role in society and within particular organisations
  • develop a stakeholder analysis relevant to particular organisations
  • scope the impact of new and alternative communication technology on the marketing communications industry
  • research and report on the current issues affecting the marketing communications industry.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • discuss current issues and trends which affect the marketing communications industry
  • categorise industry structures and networks
  • describe organisational and client operating environments, structures, and business and marketing plans
  • list the current digital communications technologies, platforms and devices
  • outline principles and practices of marketing communications and media strategies.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.