Course Title: Apply Communications Management Techniques
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: COMM7292C
Course Title: Apply Communications Management Techniques
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6069 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Course Contact: Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Co-ordinator: Leon Mattatia;
Phone 9925 4668
Teacher: Mark Burns
Telephone: 9925 4604; Fax: 9925 4377
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to provide a critical link between people, ideas and information at all stages in the project lifestyle. It covers assisting the project team to plan communications, facilitating information flow, communicating information related to the project, and reviewing communications.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBPM406A Apply communications management techniques
1. Contribute to communications planning.
1.1 Relevant information requirements are identified, sourced and contributed to initial project documentation
2. Conduct information management activities.
2.1 Information is gathered, validated, stored, retrieved, filtered and disseminated as directed, within agreed procedures to aid decision-making processes throughout project life cycle.
3. Communicate Project information
3.1 Communication within project, with client and other stakeholders is undertaken within agreed networks, processes and procedures to ensure flow of necessary information.
4. Contribute to assessment of communications management outcomes.
4.1 Assistance is provided in the ongoing review of project outcomes to determine the effectiveness of communications management activities.
Communication project information.
Conduct information management activities.
Contribute to assessment of communications management outcomes.
Contribute to communications planning.
Details of Learning Activities
You will learn how to setup, manage, conduct and review communications requirements at all stages of a project.
The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course includes all planned activities.
1 Walk through of Unit elements & performance criteria.
2 Importance of project communications. Identifying and creating initial project information.
3 Using templates to create a project communications plan.
4 Project introduction & scope.
5 Information & audit requirements; Form teams; complete project workbook templates. Create initial project WBS, NW diagram & GANNT chart.
6 Complete initial report draft: 1st half. Complete initial WBS, NW diagram & GANNT
7 Handout ‘murphy’ project changes; Create revised WBS, NW diagram & GANNT. Work on 2nd half of mid-project report
8 Complete final mid project report & project workbook.
9 Conduct mid-project update meeting (ATN2) using formal mid-project report & project workbook (ATN3)
Some resources and exercises will be provided.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written / oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided thoughout the course.
All listed assessment tasks contribute to the final result for this course.
ATN = Assessment Task No.
- ATN1 Multi choice test (10%)
- ATN2 Team project assignment (75%)
- ATN2 Team project assignment presentation (15%)
Under special circumstances an extension to assessment may be granted. Refer Other information section.
Ref Element/Performance Criteria
1 Contribute to communications planning. ATN1 & 2
- 1.1 Relevant information requirements are identified, sourced and contributed to initial project documentation
- 1.2 Contribution is made to the development and implementation of the communications plan and communications networks.
2 Conduct information management activities. ATN1 & 2
- 2.1 Information is gathered, validated, stored, retrieved, filtered and disseminated as directed, within agreed procedures to aid decision-making processes throughout project life cycle.
- 2.2 Information is maintained to ensure security and auditability of data.
3 Communicate project information. ATN1 & 2
- 3.1 Communication within project, with client and other stakeholders is undertaken within agreed networks, processes and procedures to ensure flow of necessary information.
- 3.2 Reports are written and released in accordance with authorisation, or drafted for release by others.
- 3.3 Information and advice are sought from appropriate project authorities when in doubt.
4 Contribute to assessment of communications management outcomes. ATN2
- 4.1 Assistance is provided in the ongoing review of project outcomes to determine the effectiveness of communications management activities.
- 4.2 Communications management issues and responses are reported to higher project authorities for application in future projects.
NB: Only if overall course competency is achieved can a graded result be given.
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the material in the above schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.
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