Course Title: Organise workplace information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: OFFC5200C

Course Title: Organise workplace information

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255469

Course Contact Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and information management systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINM301A Organise workplace information

Element:

Collect and assess information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 information held by the organisation on products and services is assessed for accuracy and relevance to organisational requirements.
1.2 Methods of collecting information are reliable and make efficient use of available time and resources.
1.3 Information collected is suitable for analysis, decision making and the development of plans, strategies and options.
1.4 Information collection is participative and uses appropriate interpersonal skills to access relevant data from individuals and team members.
1.5 Appropriate interpersonal skills are used to access relevant information from individuals and teams.

Element:

Organise information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Information is organised in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements.
2.2 Business equipment/technology is used to maintain information in accordance with organisational requirements.
2.3 Information and materials are collated and communicated to relevant designated persons.
2.4 Difficulties organising and accessing information are identified and solved collaboratively with individuals and team members.
2.5 Information is updated and stored in accordance with organisational requirements.

Element:

Review information needs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Feedback on sufficiency of information is actively sought to ensure relevance of information in accordance with organisational requirements.
3.2 Contribution of information to decision-making is reviewed and appropriate modifications to collection processes are implemented.
3.3 Future information needs are identified and incorporated in modifications to collection processes.
3.4 Future information needs are documented and incorporated in modifications to reporting processes.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will have access to the workplace (for part time students) or in the Virtual Enterprise (for full time students) to acquire the knowledge and skills to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and information management systems.


Teaching Schedule

Weekly Schedule
PART TIME
  
Week 1Course Guide
What do we know about organising workplace information?
Assessment
Textbook

Week 2 Collect data
Week 3  
Week 4  
Week 5  
Week 6   
Week 7  
Week 8  
Week 9 Mid-semester break  
Week 9Collect and assess information
Text
Online class (5%)
Week 10Collect and assess information
Text
Case study due (10%)
Week 11Organise information
Text
Online class (5%)
Week 12Organise information
Text
Case study due (10%)
Week 13Review information needs
Text
Online class (5%)
Week 14Review information needs
Text
Case study due (10%)
Week 15 
Text
Online class (5%)
Week 16 
Text
Property report due (50%)
Weeks 17 and 18Feedback and review 


FULL TIME
Weekly Schedule
  
Week 1Course Guide
What do we know about organising workplace information?
Assessment
Textbook
Virtual Enterprise
Week 2 Collect data in the Virtual Enterprise
Week 3 Virtual Enterprise
Week 4 Virtual Enterprise
Week 5 Virtual Enterprise
Week 6 Virtual Enterprise
Week 7 Virtual Enterprise
Week 8  Virtual Enterprise
Week 9 Mid-semester break  
Week 9 Collect and assess informationText
Virtual Enterprise
Week 10 Collect and assess informationText
Virtual Enterprise
Case study due (10%)
Week 11 Organise informationText
Virtual Enterprise
Week 12 Organise informationText
Virtual Enterprise
Case study due (10%)
Week 13 Review information needsText
Virtual Enterprise
Week 14 Review information needsText
Virtual Enterprise
Case study due (10%)
Week 15 Work on assessments
Text
Virtual Enterprise
Week 16 Virtual Enterprise Portfolio due (20%)

Property report due (50%)
Weeks 17 and 18 Feedback and review
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Aspire Publishing, Customised Text for RMIT, Business TAFE Certificate III in Business Administration


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. 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. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course

This course will be delivered online and will include online activities, discussions, exercises, reading and reflection to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

PART TIME STUDENTS

Case studies x 3 (30%)
Students will complete three case studies each worth 10%, due dates are indicated in the above teaching schedule.  Students will read the relevant chapter of the prescribed Aspire textbook and answer the case study.  The marking criteria sheets are available on the Learning Hub.

Property Report (50%)
Students will individually compile a property report.  Download the Marking criteria guidelines for this assessment.  Note the due date on the Teaching schedule.

Online discussions x 4 (20%)
Moderated discussions between the teacher and student will be held during the online classes in the scheduled weeks listed on the above teaching schedule.

FULL TIME STUDENTS
Case studies x 3 (30%)
Students will complete three case studies each worth 10%, due dates are indicated in the above teaching schedule.  Students will read the relevant chapter of the prescribed Aspire textbook and answer the case study.  The marking criteria sheets are available on the Learning Hub.

Property Report (50%)
Students will individually compile a property report.  Download the Marking criteria guidelines for this assessment.  Note the due date on the Teaching schedule.

Virtual Enterprise Portfolio (20%)
Students will complete a portfolio checklist which comprises tasks contributing to the successful running of the business.  The checklist sheet covers all elements of competency and should be downloaded from the Learning Hub.  Tasks involve gathering, organising and applying workplace information in the context of the Virtual Enterprise’s work processes and information management systems.


Assessment Matrix

ElementOnline discussions  (Part time)
VE Portfolio (Full time)

20%
Property report (50%)Case studies (30%)
Collect and assess informationYESYESYES
Organise informationYESYESYES
Review information needsYESYESYES

Other Information

Grading

 

 

A pass in an assessment piece will result in a grade for the student.  Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where a pass is not achieved in any assessment piece an NYC (Not Yet Competent) grade will be given.  Competency MUST be achieved for each element of competency within a competency standard for a pass grade (or higher grade) to be given.  Where competency for all elements of competency is not achieved, an overall NN grade will result.

 

Submission of written work/assessment

 

 

All of your written work must conform with RMIT’s guidelines "Written Reports and Essays: Guidelines for Referencing and Presentation in RMIT Business" which can be found on the RMIT website.

 

 

 

All of your written assessment must be lodged by the due date in the format specified for the particular assessment task.  Written assessment must have a footer containing: student number, student name, course code, title of assessment and teacher’s name.

 

All of your written assessment must be lodged by the due date in the format specified for the particular assessment task.Written assessment must have a footer containing: student number, student name, course code, title of assessment and teacher’s name.

 

 

Staple your assignment.  Please do not place in plastic binders or plastic pockets.

 

Staple your assignment.Please do not place in plastic binders or plastic pockets.

 

 

Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment.  Cover Sheets are available near the lifts on Level 13.

 

Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment.Cover Sheets are available near the lifts on Level 13.

 

 

You must keep a copy of your assignment/written work, which can be produced if the original is lost or damaged.

 

You must keep a copy of your assignment/written work, which can be produced if the original is lost or damaged.

 

 

Late Submission of Work or Assessment

 

 

Only in cases of exceptional and genuine hardship (not including inconvenience or poor study planning), will limited extensions be considered.  Students must lodge a completed Application of Extension Form before the official submission date for the work or assessment.  Completed applications are to be addressed to the course coordinator and submitted via Reception on Level 13, Building 108.  Documentary evidence should be provided Note:  Extensions are not automatically granted.

Employability Skills

This course/competency includes the employability skills listed below which are assessable under the Business Services Training Package.

In order to be able to effectively demonstrate the required employability skills during the course, students should participate and aim to attend punctually.  Students are required to contribute to 80% plus of the required classes.  Please note that employability skills are assessed across the entire program.

Employability skills are a core component of the competency and if a student is unable to effectively demonstrate these skills, a mark of NYC (Not Yet Competent) will be given for the course.

Employability skills identified for this course are:

Communication
Problem solving
Initiative and enterprise
Planning and organising
Self-management
Learning
Technology

From July 2008 students issued with Training Package qualifications have been informed by their Registered Training Organisation that Employability Skills Summaries for Training Package qualifications can be downloaded from http://employabilityskills.training.com.au.  Registered Training Organisations are required to add the mandatory sentence providing the URL for the Employability Skills Summaries to Training Package and qualification testamurs from 1 January 2009.  The Australian Qualification Framework Implementation Handbook has been amended to show this requirement.

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