Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: EMPL5645C

Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5314 - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact: Penny Johnson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Anna Snoekstra

Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This course addresses the collection, application and updating of general industry information needed to write a range of documentation relevant to the creative arts industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge


Source and apply industry information

Performance Criteria:


Seek information on the structureand operation of the

creative arts industries using appropriate sources


Seek information on employment obligations and


opportunities within the creative  arts industries using


appropriate sources


Seek information on new technology affecting the


creative arts industries using appropriate sources


Comply with copyright requirements when accessing




Apply information in day-to-day work activities to enhance


quality of work performance


Update and maintain industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

3.1     Identify and use a range of opportunities to update knowledge of the creative arts industries

3.2     Identify current  issues of concern to the creative arts


3.3    Share updated knowledge with colleagues

3.4     Establish and maintain effective contacts in the creative arts industries


 Identify industry laws and regulations

Performance Criteria:



Seek information on laws and regulations  affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources


Identify implications of breaching laws  and regulations


affecting the creative arts industries


Apply information to ensure laws and regulations are not


breached in day-to-day work activities

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

 In class activities may include:

  • Lectures
  • Guest lecture
  • Class presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • Workshopping of student projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material

Out of class activities may include:

  • Online research
  • Independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Topics covered


What is a grant? Elements of funding applications. Finding and evaluating sources of funding.


Understanding and writing to selection criteria. (Assessment Task 1 due)


Writing effective project plans.


Developing project budgets. Writing for the grant maker: how funding applications are assessed. (Assessment Task 2 due)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



Writing, editing and publishing library guide

Other Resources

Your teacher will supply all readings and class materials in class.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include the development and refinement of a range of writing pieces which address the current standards used in the workplace. All assessment should meet a professional level of completion and will include:

  • participation in written exercises, in class and online
  • oral presentations/case studies
  • questioning and observation
  • the application of current industry research learned skills and insights

Assessment Tasks

Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for full assessment criteria.

Assessment 1:  Identify a project relevant to a funding source (Due 31 May)

As an individual, you will write a short (500 word max) project proposal for which you will source a grant. 

Assessment 2: Write a grant proposal (Due 14 June)

As an individual, you will prepare a draft application for funding from the source identified by your teacher. You will present your project as it adheres to the objectives and eligibility criteria of the funding provider.

Results 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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Information about your studies:

You can access My Studies through the RMIT website for information about timetables, important dates, assessment dates, results and progress, Canvas etc.



Information on assessment including Special consideration, Adjustments to assessment, (eg. applying for an extension of time):


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.  

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer or RPL for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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