Course Title: Undertake project work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: BUSM8720C

Course Title: Undertake project work

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5371 - Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact: Felicity Burns

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5486

Course Contact Email: felicity.burns@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Federico Viola

E federico.viola@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 unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including 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


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG522A Undertake project work

Element:

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

Element:

2. Develop project plan

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

Element:

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 record-keeping 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

Element:

4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Complete financial record keeping 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

Element:

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


You will learn how to apply project-management skills and how to meet the requirement of timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for a project.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience. Students will participate in a combination of group and individual learning activities. These activities will be provided through a combination of face to face teacher/student delivery plus classroom work time. Students will need to research a specific topic and present the content to the other students with the feedback from the teacher.  Additional learning activities will also be provided to students to complete outside of timetabled time.

           


Teaching Schedule

The course syllabus provides you with information about:

  • When classes are held, and what topics are covered each week (including the relevant Unit of Competency and associated Elements/Performance Criteria);
  • What learning materials and activities need to be completed; and what assessments are due.

     

Week

Topic

Assessment

Week 1

10/2

Introduction to Undertake Project Work

 

 

Week 2

17/2

How to define a project

Quiz/Activity

Week 3

24/2

How to develop a project plan

Quiz/Activity

Week 4

2/3

How to administer and monitor projects

 

Week 5

9/3

How to finalise a project

How to review a project

 

 

 

Week 6

16/3

Assessment 1 workshop

 

 

Week 7

23/3

Assessment 1 workshop

 

Week 8

30/3

Assessment 1 due

Assessment 1 - Project Plan

Week 9

6/4 - 8/4

Project Plan Presentations

Project Plan Workshop

Assessment 1 Presentations  to Teacher (in class)

EASTER BREAK

9/4 -15/4

Mid-Semester Break 

 

 

Week 9

Continued

16/4 (Thu)

 

 

Week 10

20/4

Assessment 2 workshop

 

Week 11

27/4

Assessment 2 workshop

 

Week 12

4/5

Work on Assessment 

Week 13

11/5

Project Plan Workshop

Assessment 2 workshop

 

Week 14

18/5

Project Plan Workshop

 

Assessment 2: Submission on Canvas

Due: Sunday 26 May, end of day (online submission)

Week 15

25/5

 

Assessment 2: In-class presentation

Week 16

1/6

Resubmissions

 

Week 17

8/6

Resubmissions due

Feedback Session - Resubmissions due

 

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete this course.  This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

           


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All resources will be available in Canvas.

           


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the skills to: 

  • communication and negotiation skills to work with team members and other stakeholders to maintain project schedules
  • communication skills to relate to people with diverse abilities and from diverse backgrounds in a culturally appropriate way
  • literacy skills to read, write and review a range of documentation
  • numeracy skills to:
  • analyse data
  • compare time lines and promotional costs against budgets
  • planning and organising skills to develop, monitor and maintain implementation schedules.

 

Knowledge evidence:

 organisation's mission, goals, objectives and operations and how the project relates to them

  • organisational structure, and lines of authority and communication in the organisation
  • relevant legislation and codes from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, including:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • codes of practice
  • environmental issues
  • ethical principles
  • WHS
  • privacy laws.

 

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to workplace project documentation

demonstration of all required skills, knowledge and performance in a workplace-based project.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 - Project Plan

Due Date: Week  8– Sunday (end of day)  - upload on Canvas

Presentation to teacher with discussion:  Week 9 (in class)

Individual assessment with integrated team collaboration (evidence to be submitted)

Purpose: This assessment is designed to demonstrate your ability to define and plan a project.

Details:

You will present your findings in a professionally prescribed written document.   Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”.  You are encouraged to use all the resources at your disposal.

Requirements: You will be required to analyse a brief, define the parameters of a project and plan the project. As part of the project plan you will complete a set of project management tools. Tools included will be:

  • Gantt chart,
  • active budget developed in Excel,
  • quality standard,
  • risk management plan with risk assessments and
  • other tools to create a useful and realistic project plan.

All you documentation will need to be be signed off by a project sponsor (role played).

 

Assessment 2 - Project Completion and Reflection

Date handed out: Week 8

Due Date: Week 14 – Sunday (end of day)  - upload on Canvas

Presentation: Week 15 – in class

Individual assessment with integrated team collaboration (evidence to be submitted)

Purpose: This assessment is designed to demonstrate your ability to monitor, finalise and review a project.

Details:

You will present your findings in a professionally prescribed written document.   Much of this work will be undertaken both outside of class time and in the “Practical Sessions”.  You are encouraged to use all the resources at your disposal. Your completed plan will include all budget adjustments,  a finalised Gantt chart, risk management plan and other finalised documentation.

Meeting minutes and other documentation will need to be included.

           


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix that maps all the assessment is available on CANVAS.

Submission Requirements   You should:
  • Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.  
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. 
             

Other Information

Late Submission Procedures 

 

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates. 

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

 

More Information:  https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

 

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for Special Consideration.  Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

 

More Information: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

 

Resubmissions:

 

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.  

 

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

 

Grading & re-submissions

 

Successful re-submissions will contribute a CAG only (Competency Achieved Grading) result to your overall grade for the course.

 

Adjustments to Assessment 

 

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website: 

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment

 

Marking Guide (Competency): 

 

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

 

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing. 

 

Your assessment grades will be:

 

Satisfactory

Not satisfactory

Did not Submit

 

Final grades:

 

CA Competency Achieved – Not Graded

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

 

 

         

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