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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6211C

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

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Marko Dumovic

marko.dumovic@rmit.edu.au

+61 3 9925 4712

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 plan

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.

Week                                       Topic                                                                                                                     Assessment task

1           Introduction; Industrial Experience, OH&S, Video “Powerful Resumes”
2           Analysis of underpinning skills and knowledge; Work experience report writing.
             Video: Finding work experience
3           Development of the draft of competency development plan, Video : Powerful Resumes
4           Resume Development , Video: Presentation is Vital , Video: Interview Performance
5           Group discussions,  Video: Job Application; Looking Good on Paper  
              Video: Common Mistakes Jobseekers Make Employment Agencies Edition
              (RMIT library AV 650. 14 C734)
6             Development of job cover letter
               Videos: Handling Difficult People (AV 658.45 H236)
               The Know all; Aggressive person; Joker; Complainer; Dodger

               Video: The Nature of Workplace Communication
               What is communication; Barriers; effective communication  AV 650.13 N285
7             Conflict Management AV650.13C748
8             Developing personal competency development plan                                                                            Resume 20%
9             Video: Engineering Trades: Electrical/ Airconditionning
10           Skills required for effective Project Manager                                                                                              
                Video: “Successful Project Management-Lesson 2 –The Project Manager”
11-12     Developing personal competency development plan                                                                            
13- 15    Following personal competency development plan, Work Integrated learning                                   Cover letter 20%
17- 22    Group discussions. Plan review and proposed adjustments                                                            
23-26     Following personal competency development plan Accumulative assessment
27            Maintaining training diary, Work Integrated learning
28- 32     Work Integrated learning                                                                                                                             
33            Training report/Diary
34            Final assessment if the specified competency. Training report/Diary
35             Work Integrated learning and personal plan report                                                                                    Report 40%
36            Feedback on assessment
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning materials and examples will be available on the course Blackboard and on the I/ drive C6112 folder.


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

Personal Plan (40%)

 Resume and cover letter ( 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
 

This course has minimum student directed 4 hours  in addtiton to 16 scheduled teaching hours. Student directed hours involve completing activites such as research on work experience, writing reports and assignments.

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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the

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