Course Title: Organise and communicate information
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: EMPL6985C
Course Title: Organise and communicate information
School: 130T Vocational Engineering
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering
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
Teacher: Mark Burns
Phone: 9925 4604
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
There are none
This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information
1 Access information and/or records
1.1 Information requirements of tasks are determined and relevant information is accessed from a range of sources.
2 Organise and analyse information
2.1. Information is interpreted and organised in accordance with enterprise and work requirements.
3 Communicate organised information using established workplace methods
3.1. Information is communicated using established workplace methods.
Details of Learning Activities
The purpose of this course is to provide competency based training in accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.
Learning activities will include:
• accessing relevant information from a range of sources
• recording, where appropriate, the accessed information
• recognising and using workplace terms
• reading, interpreting and following information in workplace documentation
• checking and clarifying information
• organising, categorising and sequencing information
Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.
Teaching session Topic (Element No.)
1 Introduction- Advanced Search Skills (Google); Workplace tasks and terminology#; Types of information and available workplace information sources (1)
2 Advanced Search Skills (Google); Finding list of suitable workplace terms#; (1)
3 Library tour, plus finding/locating, accessing and (where appropriate) recording workplace information; Practical exercises# (1)
4 Using Excel skills to record, process and present information
5 Using Excel skills to record workplace data, process it, chart it and use in a word report. Practical exercises# (2)
6 Library workshop (electronic and database searching skills); checking and clarifying information; organising, categorising and sequencing information; Practical exercises# (2)
7 Analysis & communication of information: verbal and written; Practical exercises# (3)
8 Analysis & communication of information: verbal and written; Practical exercises# (3); assignment work
9 Exercises; Assignment due
10 Revision and test preparation (1-3)
13 Test feedback & revision
14 Test resit; Assignment resubmits
# Terminology, documents, information sources and exercises will be tailored for the specific target industry (i.e. Aerospace or General Engineering/Manufacturing).
Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide; Dowling, Carew, Hadgraft [Wiley] 2010
Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), MyRMIT/Blackboard and Web Browser.
Access to RMIT Email and Internet.
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 personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.
Assessment for this course is conducted throughout the course delivery period. Your knowledge and understanding of the course content is assessed through the completion of the assessment tasks listed below. These assessment tasks allow you to apply the required knowledge and skills in relation to workplace documents.
You are required to complete the following assessment tasks:
Assessment 1: Assignment (Weighting 50%); Week 9
Assessment 2: Test (Weighting 50%); Week 11
NB: This course is assessed as Competency with Grading and you must achieve competency for all elements before you can be given a graded result using the codes listed below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC: Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment
Students are required to complete the following assessment tasks.
Assessment Task and Elements
Assessment 1 Assignment (Elements 1 to 3): Weighting 50%
Assessment 2 Test (Elements 1 to 3): Weighting 50%
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment dates are subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the out of classroom activities/assignments during the non-classroom time.
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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Centre 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 to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about the services offered by the Disability Liaison Unit.
Extensions (up to 7 days):
Students requiring extensions of up to 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must complete an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager 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 lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Refer to the following address for details: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Missed tests/exams or extensions of more than 7 days [Special Consideration]
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) and who meet the criteria for Special Consideration must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
NB: Assignments submitted late without an approved extension/application for Special Consideration will not be assessed and/or marked.
If you miss an Exam/test and you meet the criteria for Special Consideration you must apply for same within 48 hours of the missed assessment.
Refer to the following address for details: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Refer to the following address for details: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly (daily recommended) check your RMIT emails.
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