Course Title: Undertake project work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM8794C

Course Title: Undertake project work

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5350 - Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Barbara Gliddon
Tel:  +61 3 9925 4072
vailability: Monday - Thursday

Dr Roz Williams
Tel: +61 3 9925 4974
Availability: Monday - Wednesday

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

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C5350 Diploma of Screen and Media and C5351 Diploma of Screen and Media (Interactive Media). In this course, feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522 Undertake project work


1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access project scope and other relevant documentation

1.2 Define project stakeholders

1.3 Seek clarification from delegating authority of issues related to project and project parameters

1.4 Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting requirements

1.5 Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation's objectives

1.6 Determine and access available resources to undertake project


2. Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop project plan in line with the project parameters

2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management tools

2.3 Formulate risk management plan for project, including Work Health and Safety (WHS)

2.4 Develop and approve project budget

2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project

2.6 Finalise project plan and gain necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan


3. Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements

3.2 Provide support for project team members, especially with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met

3.3 Establish and maintain required recordkeeping systems throughout the project

3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources and quality

3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders

3.6 Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met

3.7 Achieve project deliverables


4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial recordkeeping associated with project and check for accuracy

4.2 Ensure transition of staff involved in project to new roles or reassignment to previous roles

4.3 Complete project documentation and obtain necessary sign-offs for concluding project


5. Review project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan

5.2 Involve team members in the project review

5.3 Document lessons learned from the project and report within the organisation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this competency you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, your learning activities will include face-to-face classes, peer learning, group work, face-to-face meetings with your teacher, independent project-based work, simulated workplace activities.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 to 2 of semester are timetabled for face-to-face meetings with your supervising producer/teacher. 

Weeks 3 & 4:  one-on-one meetings with your supervising producer/teacher and/or group meetings.

Weeks 5 - 16:  You will each produce/direct and write a fictional drama film of up to 5 - 7 minutes maximum duration.  
You will be expected to crew on other students’ films within your shooting group once in all the key positions of 1st Assistant Director, Camera, and Sound.  Each of these positions is assessable.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and may include practical team based projects.

Assessment Tasks

You will each write/produce/direct a film of up to 5-7 minutes in duration and complete post-production and delivery within the scheduled time allocated to you. 

A range of assessment will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.  You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location productions that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production, using industry procedures.

You will demonstrate:

  • a professional approach to advising and maintaining lines of communication with all parties involved in the production of the Project, e.g. local government, police, location providers, etc.
  • a professional approach to time and organisational management
  • and initiate and organise production meetings with relevant student colleagues.

 Assessment tasks in this course are either ungraded or graded and assessment is ongoing.  Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.

 Students will provide hard copies of their work by the due dates, as well as attend any preproduction meetings requested by their supervising producer (teacher). 

All work must be clearly labelled with your name and title of production, word-processed and printed out in hard copy and have a fully completed cover sheet.  Hand-written material will be considered as Not Yet Competent 

ASSESSMENT TASK 1 (ungraded):
Draft script, set out in industry-accepted format
Due date:  4 weeks before 1st day of shoot 

Preproduction organisational skills

All final pre-production paperwork delivered in a timely fashion, as per above ungraded assessment:

(See current RMIT Production Guide on Blackboard for examples/templates.)

 This is to be submitted in person to teacher (supervising producer) one week (7 days) prior to commencement of filming before an authorisation to release equipment will be given to you:

  • Evidence of production meetings (minutes)
  • Copy of final script, set out in industry-accepted format.  Script content is to be the same as that previously sighted and intended for production in this unit.
  • Shooting plan (either marked up screenplay or shotlist or storyboard)
  • Shooting schedule – created by your 1st AD
  • Call sheets – created by your 1st AD
  • Cast and crew lists
  • Completed and signed copies of actor release forms
  • Completed and signed copies of location permission requests and approved permits
  • Budget
  • Safety analysis and risk management plan (OH & S)
  • Signed Hazard form
  • Details of where equipment will be stored when not in use

 Due date:  1 week (7 days) prior to shoot – to be handed in personally to supervising producer/teacher.

All work must be word-processed and printed out in hard copy.

Equipment will not be released if supervising producer/teacher.


 ASSESSMENT TASK 3 (graded):
In the role as 1st AD, create a shooting schedule and call sheets for the director on whose shoot you are working.

Due date:  This has to be included in assessment task 2 as part of the paperwork handed in by the Director/Producer 1week (7 days) prior to shoot and a copy be given to teacher for marking.

All work must be word-processed and printed out in hard copy.


 ASSESSMENT TASK 4 (graded):
(Self-assessment and Evaluation sheets are available on Blackboard system)

  • Self assessment of your performance as producer
  • Evaluation of your 1st Assistant Director’s performance

 Due date:  7 days after last day of your shoot


Post-Production paperwork: 

  1. Final cast and crew credits list as they appear on the screen (as per Screen Production Guide)
  2. Confirmation of copyright clearances. If there are no copyright clearances, then statement indicating no copyright.

Due date:  Within 2 weeks after last day of shoot

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment 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 on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades:

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



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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


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.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

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


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