Course Title: Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM6211C

Course Title: Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William LAU

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email: william.lau@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic

+61 3 9925 4342

Nominal Hours: 20

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 covers the application of skills and knowledge in taking responsibility for ones own competency development. It encompasses understanding the structure of a competency development plan, participating the development of a personal competency development plan, understanding responsibilities and obligation under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, self-monitoring competency development and meeting trainee obligations for periodic reporting of competency development


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE038B Participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan

Element:

1. Participate in the development of a personal competency
development plan.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The nature of competency-based training is sought from discussions with appropriate persons and  understood.
1.2 The responsibilities/obligations of trainees/learners,  their employers, trainers and assessors in a  competency-based development program are sought  from discussions with appropriate persons and  understood.
1.3 Competencies to be achieved in a personal  competency development plan are established in  discussions with appropriate persons.
1.4 Details on how to achieve the individual  competencies in the plan are sought from  discussions with appropriate persons and  understood

Element:

2. Follow a personal competency development

Performance Criteria:

2.1 All aspects of the competency development plan are  put into practice and followed diligently.
2.2 Opportunities to practise skills and apply knowledge  relative to a particular competency are pursued
2.3 Assistance is sought from appropriate persons to  overcome difficulties in develop skills and apply  knowledge relevant to a particular competency.
2.4 Progress in competency development is self  monitored against the competency development  plan.
2.5 Modifications to the personal competency  development plan are made in consultation with  appropriate persons.
2.6 Trainee/learners responsibility for periodic and  timely reporting of competency development  activities is followed.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate participation in development, and ability to follow a personal competency development plan.
This will include:

• Classroom group discussions to analyse a specified competency and underpinning knowledge
• Consultations with a teacher to identify gaps in one’s skills and knowledge in the specified area
• Self-initiated development of a draft competency development plan
• Peer review of the draft plan
• Maintaining training diary to document training activities and achievements
• Practical demonstrations of achieved competency

Industrial Placement

This unit involves an work integrated learning activites  using procedures, information and resources typical of a workplace.
This includes:
• OHS policy and work procedures and instructions.
• Suitable work environment, facilities, equipment and materials  to undertake actual work as prescribed in this unit.

Industrial Placement:
Students in the final stage of Advanced Diploma in Electrical are encouraged to undertake an industrial practice workplacement activity, which requires student to undertake tasks within electrical, electronic or computers sisytems domain within industry.
Task may involve activities linked to auto cad, software packages, project management, electrical or electronics troubleshooting, maintenance, evaluation and alnalisys, instrumentation and process control programming and, assistance in tender submissions and evaluations etc.

Students participate in development and follow a personal competency development plan as described in  includes:
A Seeking and understanding the responsibilities under a  competency development plan.
B Seeking and understanding how to achieve the  individual competencies in the plan.
C Following all aspects of the plan diligently.
D Pursuing opportunities to develop competency.
E Self-monitoring competency development. 
F Periodically reporting competency development  activities. 
F Dealing with unplanned events by drawing on  essential knowledge and skills to provide appropriate
solutions incorporated in a holistic assessment with  the above listed items.


Teaching Schedule

This unit will be delivered in conjuction with a specialised unit of competency, for which a personal development plan will be developed.

1-2 Analysis of underpinning skills and knowledge; development of the draft plan; peer review Accumulative assessment
3 Development of the draft of competency development plan.
4 Group discussions. Plan presentation and submission (40%)
5 Resume Development (20%)

6.Development of job cover letter. (20%)

7 - 9 Following personal competency development plan.
10 Group discussions. Plan review and proposed adjustments  
11 -16 Following personal competency development plan Accumulative assessment
17 Revision; preparation for final assessment in the specified competency. Maintaining training diary
18 Final assessment if the specified competency. Training report/Diary   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning materials and examples will be available on the course Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit will include
• Written assessment – personal competency development plan
• Accumulative assessment which includes participation in class activities and maintaining training diary
• Practical demonstrations of competency in the associated specialised unit


Assessment Tasks

Plan presentation and submission (40%)

 Resume and cover letter development( 40%)

Class participation and performance (20%)

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to participating in development and follow a  personal competency development plan in an electrotechnology discipline with the following  attributes:
• responsibility for ones own competency development in  developing and applying skills and knowledge
• structure of a competency development plan
• development of a personal competency development plan  participation
• responsibilities and obligation under the competency development  plan
• activities for developing competency followed
• competency development self-monitoring
• trainee obligations met
• periodic reporting of competency development activities met

 

For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competence  development in this unit may be assessed concurrently with other
units in a qualification.


Assessment Matrix

Competency numberCompetency NameWritten AssessmentClass ExercisesWIL
BUSM6211CParticipate in development and follow a personal competency development planXXX
     

Other Information

This unit shall be demonstrated in relation to participating in development and follow a
personal competency development plan in an electrotechnology discipline with the following
attributes:
• responsibility for ones own competency development in
developing and applying skills and knowledge
• structure of a competency development plan
• development of a personal competency development plan
participation
• responsibilities and obligation under the competency development
plan
• activities for developing competency followed
• competency development self-monitoring
• trainee obligations met
• periodic reporting of competency development activities met

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