Course Title: Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5963C

Course Title: Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6120 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology - Electrical

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Divya Bhardwaj
Phone: +61 3 9925 4163

Nominal Hours: 120

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


Course Description

This unit covers establishing and following a plan for one’s own competency development. It encompasses establishing a plan in consultation with the enrolling registered training organisation (RTO), following industry/enterprise procedures regarding how work is conducted, understanding responsibilities and obligations under competency development plan, following activities for developing competency, pursuing opportunities to develop competencies, to self-monitoring competency development and meeting obligations for periodic reporting of competency development activities.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE083A Establish and follow a competency development plan in an electrotechnology engineering discipline


1. Establish a competency development plan.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 A competency development plan incorporating course work, assessment scheme and workplace activities is established in consultation with the enrolling RTO.
1.2 Obligations and expectations of the competency development plan are obtained and understood.


2. Comply with engineering industry/enterprise workplace policies and procedures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Industry/enterprise workplace policies and procedures for all work activities are obtained and understood.
2.2 Work instructions are followed; any clarification involved being sought from the immediate supervisor/appropriate person.
2.3 Unexpected situations are dealt with safely and in accordance with industry/enterprise policies and procedures, and with the approval of an authorised person.


3. Monitor and respond to a personal competency development plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 All aspects of the competency development plan are confirmed in consultation with appropriate persons.
3.2 All components of the competency development plan are followed diligently.
3.3 Opportunities to practise skills and apply knowledge relative to a particular competency are pursued.
3.4 Assistance is sought from appropriate persons to overcome difficulties in developing skills and applying knowledge relevant to a particular competency.
3.5 Progress in competency development is self-monitored against the competency development plan and industry/enterprise policies and procedures.
3.6 Modifications to the personal competency development plan are made in consultation with appropriate persons.
3.7 Obligations are met for the regular and accurate reporting of competency development activities as per industry/enterprise policies and procedures.
3.8 Periodic competency development activities report is validated by an appropriate person in accordance with industry/enterprise policies and procedures.



Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.

  • Classroom tutorial
  • Industry Placement

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:
EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.
EA2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well defined engineering problems.
EA2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with UEENEEE083B competency in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:


WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance Criteria
1Introduction; Industrial Experience, OH&S, Video "Powerful Resumes"

1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3 
2Analysis of underpinning skills and knowledge; Work experience report writing.
Video: Finding work experience


1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3  
3Development of the draft of competency development plan, Video : Powerful Resumes
Practical exercise: Safe @ RMIT
1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3  
4Resume Development, Video: Presentation is Vital, Video: Interview Performance.1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3  

Mentoring Support and Practical Placement Commences (Practical Placement Information Guide for
Students is issued and students will follow Practical Placement Flowchart to complete Practical Placement)

Self Evaluation progress report.


Outlining personal development program


1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3

Mentoring Support and Practical Placement Commences/Continues/Completes (Practical Placement Log Book completed and signed by Workplace Supervisor is Submitted for Assessment)


Exercise:  Efectve project manger skills


Resume Cover letter.

1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3 
19-36Feedback on assessment1.1-1.2 , 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.8

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Practical Placement Log Book

Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on S:\C6122\BUSM6211C

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.

Assessment Tasks

Class based exercises 100%


Practical Placement Log Book completed and signed by Workplace Supervisor is Submitted for Assessment

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEE083A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE083A Elements & Performance Criteria
Practical Placement Log Bookxxxxx x xxxxxx x

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
Practical Placement Log Book X XXXX XXX X XXXXXXX
All Assessments32312 32233223133
 0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3 Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element

Other Information

  • Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 84 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

Please refer to find more information about special consideration


Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Communication:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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