Course Title: Manage organisational communication strategies
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: BUSM6396C
Course Title: Manage organisational communication strategies
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6140 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)
Course Contact: Julia Makin
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175
Course Contact Email: Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 25
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
This course covers competency in developing, implementing, reviewing and evaluating communication strategies and promoting effective communication techniques in the workplace.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PUACOM004B Manage organisational communication strategies
1. Develop communication strategies
1.1 Strategies for effective internal and external dissemination of information are developed to meet the organisation's requirements.
2. Establish and maintain communication pathways
2.1 Pathways of communication are established to meet requirements of organisation and workforce.
3. Promote the use of communication strategies
3.1 Information is provided to all areas of the organisation to facilitate implementation of the strategy.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to online research activities, quizzes and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
This subject is co delivered and co assessed with Develop and Implement Crisis Management Plans (MKTG7828C)
|1||8th Feb||Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Appeals, Extensions, Feedback
• Submission requirements, Resubmission policy
• Student responsibilities
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
|2||15th Feb||Crisis definition, types and impacts|
|3||22nd Feb||Crisis Management - Best practice|
|4||29th Feb||Crisis Management - Stakeholders and communication plans - internal QUIZ 1|
|5||7th March||Crisis Management - Templates and impact of organisational structure|
|6||14th March||Public Holiday - Assessment work|
|7||21st March||Implementing CMP - Leadership and Issue monitoring QUIZ 2|
|MID SEMESTER BREAK|
|8||4th April||Implementing CMP - Crisis communication external|
|9||11th April||Implementing CMP - Crisis team and resource centre|
|10||18th April||Implementing CMP - Training and reviewing QUIZ 3|
|11||25th April||Public Holiday - Assessment work|
|12||2nd May||Crisis Lifecycle, continuity and business recovery|
|13||9th May||Reviewing your CMP and Updating it QUIZ 4|
|14||16th May||Review CMP and wrap up|
|15||23rd may||In Class Assessment|
|16||1st June||Consultations and Resubmissions|
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
You are required to complete 3 assessment tasks.
You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this course. Each assessment contributes equal value towards your final grade
Full details of all assessments and assessment coversheets will be available on the Blackboard shell.
Assessment Task 1 – Case Study - Research and Analysis
Date handed out: Week 2
Date and time due: Week 6 Sunday 20th March 12pm Midnight
Feedback due Week 8
Group or Individual: Individual
To demonstrate your ability to review and evaluate crisis communication response. To show that you understand the need to adapt crisis communication for different audiences
This assessment requires students to research and write an analytical report on a recent crisis
Scope:Format: Written report - Word count 1200-1500
This is a research assessment so it is expected that you will use a number of different sources for the information in this report.
Submitted on Blackboard
Assessment Task 2 –Develop and Implementation of a Crisis Management Plan
Date handed out: Week 6
Date and time due: Week 12 Sunday 8th May 12pm Midnight. To be submitted on Blackboard
Feedback will be received in week 14
This is a group assessment - Groups of 3 any variance must be pre approved by your teacher.
Purpose:To develop and plan the implementation of a crisis management plan. Including who would input into it and key stakeholder communication. Demonstrating your understanding of organisational communication, tools and techniques.
This assessment requires groups to research and develop and implement a crisis communication plan.
Format: This a professional Report and should include relevant formatting including:
• Title Page
• Table of contents
• Appropriate referencing throughout text
Length: Approx 3000 words (There are 3 parts to this assessment)It is expected that extensive research will be carried out on the incident, the industry and the organisation.
Assessment 3 In class test
A 1 hour test with short answer questions will be conducted in Week 15 in class.
Feedback will be received in week 16.
This will be based on activities and quizzes conducted in class.
Further details regarding assessments
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use:http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher
Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit Elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.
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