Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: EMPL7088C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5336 - Diploma of Fashion Styling

Course Contact: Anni Juracich

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9236

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to organise your own work priorities, set realistic goals and develop plans to achieve them. You will be encouraged to establish networks to assist you to achieve your goals and how to identify your individual development opportunities and ways to undertake this development.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development


1. Establish personal work goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning

1.2 Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation’s plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities 

1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and when contingencies occur


2. Set and meet own work priorities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives 

2.2 Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments 

2.3 Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to  


3. Develop and maintain professional competence

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans 

3.2 Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence 

3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence 

3.4 Participate in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships 

3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge  

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 for this course are designed to extend your personal and professional styling practice through individual and peer activities. You will investigate and evaluate current principles and techniques for personal and professional development by participating in class exercises, group discussions and peer presentations. Activities will encourage both individual and group based learning responsibilities and outcomes.

Teaching Schedule

WeekContentTo Do Breakdown
Course Outline

Reflection activity;
How do you reflect?
o    What should you include?
o    Complete a reflection – what determines performance for you (is it a grade (extrinsic) or personal satisfaction (intrinsic)?
o    SWOT activity – what is an SWOT, how do you define a S, a W an O a T
Out of Class Activities;
SWOT Asst 1
Research platforms for your professional profile

Breaking down a completed SWOT
Time Management Platform research

Learning Activities;
Breaking down a SWOT,
Choosing a goal?
Out of Class – research different platforms (look at questions on Asst brief)

Asst 3 Decision on platform
 Learning Activities;
Discussion on professional platforms for Asst 3
SMART – the what, why and how
Incorporating this into managing your personal and professional development
Asst 1 Due at the start of class
Attributes– discover yours
Learning Activity
Personality Activity – learning more about how you work
RMIT Attributes Activity – GWECAI
  • How are you bringing these into your practice
How do you prefer to learn? 
Learning Style activity – how to determine your learning style
Plan of Action
Personal/Professional summary
Research what you can do to improve your PD – class, workshops, reflect on TED talks
Learning Activity;
How to use your SWOT to create a personal/professional summary
Exploring different development techniques
 Learner directed activities that relate to achieving your personal/professional goals;
Sharing a topic/talk with the class
Exploring different development techniques

Learner directed activities that relate to achieving your personal/professional goals;
How to plan when you don’t have a plan
Practising Deliberately
What are Hot Buttons?– (Managing Frustration, Stress and Upsets)

Maintaining momentum
Mini presentation each week on what they’ve done this week to implement the Plan of Action
Formative feedback on Asst 2
Evaluation of plan
Exploring different development techniques
 Learner directed activities that relate to achieving your personal/professional goals;
Mentoring vs Role Model
Learning Activity;
o    What are the benefits of having a mentor
o    How to source and approach people to mentor you
o    What are the expectations
o    Could you be a mentor?
Theme /Layout
Can you choose a strength that makes you unique?
How can you use this to promote yourself
Asst 2 due (beginning of class)
Presentation of Reflection


Learning Activity;
What makes a good story?
How's your profile developing so far?


WABI-SABI principle

Learning Activity;
Beauty in the Imperfect, Impermanent, Incomplete


Asst 3 Employment Profile presentation in class

Bringing it altogether



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


You will have access to a simulated styling design workroom equipped with light boxes, fitting rooms and facilities such as computer laboratories as required.

The University Library has extensive resources for Fashion and Textiles students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies Fashion and Textiles Library Guides

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Michelle Matheson (Brunswick)

You will also have access to the RMIT on-line Learning HUB

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and has been designed to measure achievement of each element in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects and assignments designed for students to strengthen their ability to identify plan and engage in process to assist them in managing their own work priorities and professional development. To successfully complete this course students must demonstrate competency in all elements as listed.

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with Graded competency-based assessment are:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
Students will be eligible for a graded result higher than Competency achieved only if work is submitted on time and competency has been demonstrated on the first assessment attempt. Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but will not be eligible for grading.
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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:


Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task 1 - due Week 4
SWOT Analysis

  • carry out a personal SWOT analysis to help you identify changes that need to be made to your professional practice to assist you in utilising your current skills and for planning future skill building.

Assessment Task 2 - due Week 13
Reflective Review

  • Identify areas of your skills/knowledge you would like to improve and then plan, carry out and reflect on what you've done to achieve your goal.

Assessment Task 3 - due Week 16
Employment Profile

  • You will develop a professional profile to showcase your fashion practice.

Assessment Matrix



 Assessment Task 1Assessment Task 2Assessment Task 3

Element 1 

Establish personal work goals

 X  X  X

Element 2 

Set and meet own work priorities goals

 X  X  X

Element 3 

Develop and maintain professional competence

 X  X  X



Other Information

 Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
 Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
 - Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
 - Maths and science developmental support and advice
 - English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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