Course Title: Develop and nurture relationships

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

Course Code: EMPL7086C

Course Title: Develop and nurture relationships

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Paul Castro

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9234

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bianca Christoff



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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Course Description

In this course you will investigate the skills required to creatively conceive and style a fashion editorial for a variety of outputs and apply these findings to your own practice. You will also learn how to engage, negotiate with, support and communicate with a team to effectively deliver a creative brief.

This unit is delivered and assessed with GRAP5365C  (STYEDI501A) Style creatively for fashion editorial and EMPL7089C (BSBLDR403) Lead team effectiveness 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMM501 Develop and nurture relationships


1 Develop professional relationships

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Conduct dealings with clients, professionals, and other third parties professionally and in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures and legislative, regulatory and professional codes of practice

1.2 Comply with organisation’s social, business and ethical standards to develop and maintain positive relationships

1.3 Deal with colleagues, clients and other parties in a competent manner and with regard to confidentiality

1.4 Adjust interpersonal styles and methods to the needs and situations of other parties


2 Build and maintain business networks and relationships

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and maintain business and professional networks and other relationships to benefit the organisation

2.2 Use business and professional networks to identify and cultivate relationships in order to promote and market the organisation

2.3 Collaborate with other professionals and third parties to expand and enhance the reputation of the organisation and to identify new and improved business practices


3 Nurture relationships and build on referral business for the long term

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow up referral business through appropriate communication channels to find and secure new business relationships

3.2 Identify referral needs quickly and provide information about relevant products and services

3.3 Refer information and ideas about referral business to designated individuals with a view to nurturing ongoing business relationships

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include:

· class exercises to review discussions/lectures

· online discussion and participation

· analysis/critique of relevant reading material

· design activities or projects

· peer learning

· class presentations

· group discussion

· research

· independent project-based work

· ‘workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecturer feedback

Teaching Schedule






Introduce course


Introduction of Assessment task 1

Group discussion

Design elements and principles;

    • analysis/
    • practical application
    • independent project-based work


Introduction of Assessment Task 2

Style aesthetic exploration

  • Gallery visits/ exhibitions/ art appraisal
  • response activity (reflective questions)
  • independent project-based work


 Style aesthetic exploration


  • Gallery visits/ exhibitions/ art appraisal
  • response activity (reflective questions)


Brief 2: Concept proposal, in class presentation

Brief 1 Due

Concept proposal Brief 2 Due:

  • class presentations
  • discussion;
  • analysis/appraisal
  • Talent, + crew liaison
  • Organisation, location scouting
  • Wardrobe sourcing



Shoot time

Refine, revise, source, meetings

  • Discussions / refine, brief
  • Source props


Brief 2 due – Presentation


Introduction Brief 3 



Brief 2 Due

Presentation/ discussion;

  • analysis/appraisal
  • Talent, + crew liaison
  • Organisation, location scouting
  • Wardrobe sourcing
  • Outcomes + findings


  • Work on conceptualising poster
  • Concept development
  • Liaising with team
  • Sourcing
  • peer learning
  • design activities or projects
  • independent project-based work




Present concepts – brief 3


Brief 3 - Discussion/analysis

Present concepts for approval/analysis


Presentation/ discussion;

  • analysis/appraisal
  • Talent, + crew liaison
  • Organisation, location scouting
  • Wardrobe sourcing


Brief 3 due – Presentation   first half of class


Introduce Brief 4

Brief 3 – Due Present work




Develop concept proposal 1 + 2 for brief 4

Discussion and appraisal

Brief 1 Due

Liaising/ refining concept analysis, discussion, research


Present concept proposals for brief 4

Work on final brief

Liaising with team

Product sourcing

Location shooting

Discussion and appraisal

Brief 4 –

  • Present concepts for approval
  • Analysis, presentation, discussion,


Shoot time – Brief 4

  • practical placement


Event preparation – No Class

Event TBC


Preparation for presentation brief 4

  • Work on brief 4


Brief 4 due – presentation of final work

Brief 4 due

Presentations, feedback, analysis


Feedback Week
































































While all course content will be delivered, the order and mode of delivery may change depending on the availability of specialist facilities and equipment.  Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:

The Learning Lab

The Study Support Hub

English for uni workshops

Fashion styling library guide;

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include a range of practical and theory components. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on Canvas.

This is a Vocational Education and Training qualification and is assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills at a standard required 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.

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 Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – Knowledge Assessment Task: In this knowledge assessment task, you will have 29 short answer questions. This assessment task allows you to demonstrate your combined knowledge of developing and nurturing relationships, leading team effectiveness and styling creatively for fashion editorial. Due Week 4.

Assessment Task 2 – Develop your Personal Editorial Style: You will explore your aesthetic editorial style by investigating and analysing artworks from selected galleries, reflecting on how the artwork resonates with your personal style. Based on your research you will create a moodboard, concept and editorial shoot to communicate your personal editorial style. Due Week 6.

Assessment Task 3 – Fashion Parade Advertising Poster and social media collateral: You will conceptualise, style and design a poster and social media collateral to advertise the Diploma of Fashion Styling event. Your layout will need to leave room to accommodate "page furniture" including the headline copy, taglines, dates and venue. One to three posters from all student submissions will be chosen to go into production and be used for advertising the event. Due Week 9.

Assessment Task 4 – Design Realisation for Editorial Shoot: You will conceptualise and style an eight-page editorial based on two fashion trends. As part of the creative process you will liaise with a creative team, including photographer, hair and make-up artist and talent to create your editorial spread. You will present your ideas for approval. Due Week 15.

Due dates for assessment tasks dependent on access to specialist facilities and equipment may change. Please check Canvas regularly as any updates will be communicated by your teacher.

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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