Course Title: Participate in vocational tasters/activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5912

Course Title: Participate in vocational tasters/activities

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

Course Contact : Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 400

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

In this course you will undertake vocational activities designed to develop vocational skills related to employment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20440 Participate in vocational tasters/activities


1. Identify vocational options

Performance Criteria:

1.1 List a range of vocational areas or occupations of interest in
consultation with a support person
1.2 Compare the requirements and conditions of employment for
the areas identified.
1.3 Take steps, in consultation with others, to identify own
learning needs in relation to vocational skills
1.4 Determine whether identified vocational jobs match interests,
abilities, physical and psychological needs and requirements
1.5 Select two or more vocational tasters


2. Prepare for vocational taster

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather initial information about the specific industry area of
the vocational taster
2.2 Identify various roles and responsibilities of self and others to
participate in the taster
2.3 Compare the extent to which personal interests and aptitudes match requirements of jobs of interest

2.4 Name resources and equipment required to participate in the
2.5 Identify any barriers to participation and communicate to
appropriate person


3. Participate in vocational taster

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Carry out tasks in accordance with supervisor’s instructions
and work procedures
3.2 Use interpersonal and workplace communication skills
appropriately while working with others
3.3 Follow Occupational Health and Safety procedures
3.4 Select appropriate equipment and materials for the work tasks
3.5 Use equipment and materials safely according to instructions
3.6 Clean and store equipment and materials safely
3.7 Report any damaged equipment to supervisor


4. Evaluate participation in vocational taster

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Review own performance in response to feedback from
relevant people
4.2 Identify areas for improvement or followup
with a support
4.3 Review areas of identified vocational interest with a support
4.4 Adapt or change identified vocational interest
4.5 Outline next steps

Learning Outcomes

 On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the vocational taster.

Details of Learning Activities

The Retail subject is designed to give you an introduction to the various kinds of work carried out in most retail businesses, including the skills required of any person who deals with customers in person and the other duties and tasks that are incorporated within the retail industry.
What is this taster about?

No matter where we work, there are skills we must have, there is knowledge we must quickly develop about our employer’s business and there are various tasks and duties that we must be able to understand and do.

You learn about:

• Major types of retailing
• Structure of the retail industry
• Methods of distribution of goods, e.g. from manufacturing to retail
• Major functions of retail organisations
• Career opportunities in the retail industry
• Employee’s responsibilities in the workplace
• Appearance and behaviour standards needed in the retail industry
• Identifying skills and personal attributes necessary to be successful in the retail industry
• Understanding the difference between internal and external customers

• Maintaining a welcoming customer environment
• Communicating with customers and other staff
• Working in a team
• Following routine instructions

A number of field trips are organized to help show us how and where retail functions as well as considering career opportunities in this industry.

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include the following:

- research project

- Practical demonstration of a set of tasks

- Oral questioning

- Self assessment

Assessment Tasks

To successfully demonstrate competency in this course you will be required to participate in and complete activities including:

- A research project

- Demonstration of tasks

- Oral questioning and written questions

- Student self-assessment

Assessment Matrix

This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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