Course Title: Design and review a project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6164

Course Title: Design and review a project

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3203 - Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Contact : Baia. Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 44 88

Course Contact Email:baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Tim Morris 94.3.16 email: tim.morris@rmit.edu.au 
Marcelle Damicoucas 94.3.16 marcelle.damicoucas@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

The focus of this unit is to develop skills and knowledge to design, conduct and critically examine a project’s processes and outcomes.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU186 Design and review a project

Element:

1 Identify the context for, and organisational requirements of, the proposal

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The context and purpose of the proposal is clarified
1.2 Resource requirements of the proposal are explored

Element:

2 Develop the methodology for the project

Performance Criteria:

2.1The components and products of the project are clearly identified
2.2 Feasibility of a range of approaches is assessed
2.3 The resources for completing the project are clearly specified in the activity plan
2.4 Criteria for establishing success of the project are established

Element:

3 Prepare resources

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identified resources are gathered
3.2 Action plan is developed

Element:

4 Coordinate and complete the activity

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Project tasks are undertaken and managed in accordance with the activity plan
4.2 Project is completed successfully
 

Element:

5 Examine the conduct of the project

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Project outcomes are considered using agreed criteria
5.2 Factors which contributed to the successful conduct of the project are identified
5.3 Factors which negatively influenced the quality of the final product are analysed


Learning Outcomes


The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)


http://www.deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx

They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence at Level Five (Reading).


 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in General Education for Adults which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

This unit covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate.

IMPLEMENT & REVIEW A PROJECT
You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will: design and conduct group presentations and projects.
 


Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 11 February – Fri 21 June 2013

Term Break: Fri 29 March – Fri 5 April 2013

Public holidays: Mon 11 March (Labour Day), Fri 29 March (Good Friday),Thu 25 April (ANZAC Day), Mon 10 June 2013 (Queen’s Birthday)

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. The assessment tasks have been put in bold to match the unit of competency. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course.

Teaching Schedule

Cert III CGEA Semester 1 2013.

WEEKASSESSMENT
EMPL5869
Evaluate pathways options,design a learning plan and compile a portfolio (VBQU155) 
 
ASSESSMENT
BUSM6164
Design and review a Project (VBQU186)
 
ASSESSMENT
GEDU5324
Engage with a range of complex text for personal purposes (VBQU156)
 
ASSESSMENT
GEDU5326
Engage with a range of complex text for learning purposes (VBQU157)
 
ASSESSMENT
GEDU5332
Create a range of complex texts for personal purposes
(VBQU160)
 
ASSESSMENT
GEDU5334
Create a range of complex texts for Learning purposes (VBQU161)
 
ASSESSMENT
GEDU5355
Investigating Current Issues (VBQM484)
 
ASSESSMENT
MATH5682
Investigate, numerical and statistical information (VU30813)
 
ASSESSMENT
MATH5682
Investigate and use simple mathematical formula for problem solving techniques (VU20814)
 
1 Learning plan

SWOT analysis
 

   News analysis.   News analysis  
2    News analysis.   News analysis  
3  Charity
Morning tea.
 
 Narrative &
Character description
 
 News analysis. Narrative &
Character description
 
  News analysis  
4 Resume research &
Canvass letter writing
 
 Charity
Morning tea
 
  Resume research &
Canvass letter writing
 
  Resume research &
Canvass letter writing
 
 News analysis paragraph  
5  Charity
Morning tea
 
     Advertising analysis paragraph  
6         
7         
8 Progress interview.
Assessing learning goals
 
        
9   Essay- text response.
Short story
 
 Essay-
Advertising with Harvard references
 
 Essay- text response.
Short story
 
 Essay-
Advertising with Harvard references
 
  Task 1:

Numerical Problem Solving
 

 Task 1:

Numerical Problem Solving
 

10         
11         
12  Survey writing project Read & create PowerPoint slides.  Read & create PowerPoint slides.    
13 Future course career research & interview
assessment
 
   Future course career research & interview
assessment
 
  Future course career research & interview
assessment
 
   
14       News analysis  
15         
16 Pathway review
document
 
        
17  Group oral presentation  Report research&
Writing with Harvard reference
 
  Report research&
Writing with Harvard reference
 
  Task 2:

Problem solving and Statistics
 

 Task 2:

Problem solving and Statistics
 

 18         

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.

Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Guest speakers
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring
• English-English dictionary (We ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
 


Overview of Assessment

This course is delivered as part of an integrated program.


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:


• Comprehension activities
• Oral PowerPoint Presentation
• Research Project
• Report Writing

Feedback:


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.

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 (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc


 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.
Assessment tasks
Assessment tasks:
Summative Assessment tasks:
• Documentation of portfolio
• Documentation of group projects
• Documentation of group oral presentation
Design & conduct survey.
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date
 


Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.

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