Course Title: Observe and report on activities in a workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2181

Course Title: Observe and report on activities in a workplace

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term2 2012

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of a full time integrated program.

This unit covers tasks associated with the observation, recording and reporting of activities in a practical work observation placement against previously established criteria. It requires the ability to plan and organize observations, collect and record observations, and report observations to others. It also involves evaluating the
experience and reflecting on own learning goals.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificate II in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU513 Observe and report on activities in a workplace


1. Plan work observation experience

2. Collect and record information at the workplace

3. Report observations to others

4. Reflect on observation in relation to own learning goals

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings)
    descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly
    to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 2 and Listening 2
  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)  . They contribute
    directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 2.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  • direct observation using a checklist
  • third party feedback such as from teachers, support workers or peers
  •  self assessment
  • additional verbal questioning to confirm required skills and knowledge 

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc