Course Title: Participate in practical placement with support

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5913

Course Title: Participate in practical placement with support

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

Course Contact : Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact

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Nominal Hours: 300

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 explore the skills and knowledge required by participants to select, negotiate and participate in a practical placement in a workplace or community setting.

You may work independently where appropriate, work under close supervision on simple tasks/operations, or work as part of a work team.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20441 Participate in practical placement with support


1 Plan own practical
placement with

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Investigate placement options
1.2 Outline potential barriers and problems and discuss strategies to
address these
1.3 Take steps, in consultation with others, to identify own learning
needs for work placement
1.4 Name support/liaison person while on practical placement
1.5 Investigate placement options


2 Negotiate practical
arrangements, with

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Organise a time to meet with appropriate personnel in the
2.2 Confirm skills, experience, needs and preferred options
2.3 Identify documents and information required by both parties
2.4 List employer expectations
2.5 Establish workplace routine and any required documentation
2.6 Participate in workplace induction


3 Use transport

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Select the most appropriate travel mode
3.2 Access time table and destination information if using public
3.3 Make travel arrangements with others if necessary
3.4 Make arrangements about payment for travel
3.5 Plan work and travel schedule
3.6 Develop strategies to solve problems which may eventuate


4 Communicate in the

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Clarify work procedures and practice
4.2 Investigate layout of the workplace, including staff facilities
4.3 Outline the work activities conducted in the workplace
4.4 Identify roles and responsibilities of others in the workplace,
including immediate supervisor(s)
4.5 Develop industry knowledge and workplace specific terminology
4.6 Identify materials, tools and equipment required for work
4.7 Recognise quality requirements from specifications or work


5 participate as a member of the workplace under supervision

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Clarify and plan daily work activities and responsibilities with

5.2 Complete workplace tasks according to Occupational Health
and Safety requirements
5.3 Follow and complete work routine according to supervisor’s
instructions and work procedures
5.4 Complete basic work related documentation and record
experience as appropriate
5.5 Report OHS hazards to the supervisor
5.6 Follow emergency procedures relevant to the workplace


6. Work cooperatively
with others in the

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Contribute own knowledge and skills to achieve work group
6.2 Receive and act on feedback
6.3 Offer constructive feedback to others.
6.4 Use interpersonal communication skills to develop relationships within the workplace


7. Evaluate own
performance in a work
experience program,
with support

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Assess personal strengths and weaknesses during the placement
7.2 Compare own performance to individual vocational goals
7.3 Reestablish
goals to improve work related skills as required
7.4 Review own performance in response to feedback from relevant
people in the workplace
7.5 Take steps, in consultation with others, to identify own learning
needs for future work requirements
7.6 Identify services to followup
opportunities arising from work
placement with support person

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed the following skills:

- communication skills to negotiate workplace induction and placement, meet with workplace
personnel and clarify information about work activities and responsibilities

- literacy skills to complete required documentation, read and understand workplace documents /
signs / procedures

- teamwork skills to work with others in a team

· self management skills to evaluate own performance and identify other personal needs.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include:

Group discussions

watching DVD’s

Role plays


Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is presented in a timetable format. You will be given a timetable for your program

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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

Research Project

3rd party/supervisor feedback

Workplace observation


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will recieve feedback on all assessment.

Assessment task 1: you will complete a research project on work placements of interest

Assessment 2: you will complete a short answer quiz on work skills

Assessment task 3: You will participate in a post - placement self evaluation

Assessment Matrix

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