Course Title: Work effectively in an Australian workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3232

Course Title: Work effectively in an Australian 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 9925 9494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of an intergrated program.

This unit outlines the skills and knowledge to work effectively in an Australian workplace. It serves as an introduction to a range of areas within the Australian industry context.

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 Certificates in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU516 Work effectively in an Australian workplace


1. Identify cultural features and skills of the Australian workplace

2. Communicate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds

3 Identify conditions in Australian workplaces

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 3.

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 :

  • can identify the cultural features and skills of the
    Australian workplace
  • outline basic conditions and entitlements of the
    Australian workplace
  • demonstrates knowledge of Australian workplace culture
  • has strategies to repair misunderstandings
  • In addition, to be assessed as competent in the elements and
    their related performance criteria, the learner’s performance
    needs to satisfy the Required Skills and Knowledge
    specified in this unit.
  • Review of products produced through work-based or course activities
  • Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employeredback:
    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.
    Generic statements for Overview of Assessment section
    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.
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