Course Title: Prepare reports

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ENVI5051C

Course Title: Prepare reports

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5161 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Contact: Geraldine Walton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4932

Course Contact Email: geraldine.walton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Geraldine Walton
geraldine.walton@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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 competency standard covers the process of preparing comprehensive reports for a rural, horticultural or land management setting.  It requires the ability to research material, evaluate information, produce a document, and deliver an oral presentation.  Preparing reports requires knowledge of information and research sources, report structure and presentation, and public presentation techniques and approaches.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

RTC5914A Prepare reports

Element:

01. Research material

Performance Criteria:

Topic of the report is identified and described.
Sources of information are determined.
Information appropriate to the task is collected and organised according to enterprise standards.

Element:

02. Evaluate information

Performance Criteria:

Information collected is relevant and sufficient to provide a full report.
Where information is unclear or difficult to understand, clarification and assistance is sought.
Where available information is inadequate, additional information is obtained.
Information is assessed for its validity and reliability, and is organised into a suitable form to aid decision-making.
Conclusions drawn from relevant information are based on reasoned argument and appropriate evidence.

Element:

03. Produce a document

Performance Criteria:

Language is applicable to the task and audience.
The document is organised logically, is structured and balanced according to purpose, audience and context.
The document is formatted and presented according to business and enterprise standards.
Conclusions reached reflect the stated objectives of the report.
Preparation is completed within the specified timeframe.
Enterprise and OHS requirements and procedures are followed.
 

Element:

04. Deliver an oral presentation

Performance Criteria:

Language is applicable to the task and audience.
Presentation is organised logically, is structured and balanced according to purpose, audience and context.
Concise and well presented support materials are used in oral presentations to reflect industry standards.
Efficient time use allows clear presentation of the desired topic.
Oral presentation is delivered within a specified time.
 


Learning Outcomes


The ability to:

  • Research material
  • Evaluate information
  • Produce a document
  • Deliver an oral presentation


Details of Learning Activities

Lectures
In-class discussions
In-class worksheets
In-class group activities/presentations


Teaching Schedule

WeekDate
(week starting)
Topic
16/2/12
 
Introduction to course
Library Orientation
213/2/12
 
Referencing
Summarising, Paraphrasing & Quoting
320/2/12
 

Sentence Structure
Punctuation
427/2/2
 
Paragraph structure
55/3/12
 

CAMP (No Class)
612/3/12
 

Writing Reports and Workplace Documents
719/3/12
 
Writing Reports and Technical Documents
826/3/12
 

Using Graphics and Tables in a Report
92/4/12
 
Writing a Progress/Status Report
109/4/12
 
MID-SEMESTER BREAK
1116/4/12
 

Writing a Progress/Status Report
1223/4/12
 
Planning and Presenting an Oral Presentation
1330/4/12
 
Writing a Feasibility Report
147/5/12
 
Oral Presentation
1514/5/12
 
Oral Presentation
1621/5/12
 
Writing a Funding Proposal – Group Project
1728/5/12
 
Writing a Funding Proposal – Group Project
184/6/12
 
Writing a Funding Proposal – Group Project


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment  for this course includes:

In-class Worksheets

Written Report

Oral Presentation


Assessment Tasks

Written Progress/Status Report 25%
Written Recommendation/Feasibility Report 25%
Written Proposal (Request for Funding) – Group Project 25%
Oral Report 25%
 


Assessment Matrix

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