Course Title: Analyse and Present Research Information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: BUSM9927C

Course Title: Analyse and Present Research Information

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4114 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Contact : Hazel Sims

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1316

Course Contact Email:hazel.sims@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and present workplace information using available systems.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN405A Analyse and Present Research Information

Element:

Gather and organise information

Performance Criteria:

Information is gathered and organised in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements.

Information held by the organisation is accessed and assessed for accuracy and relevance in line with established organisational requirements.

Methods of collecting information are reliable and make efficient use of resources in accordance with organisational requirements.

Business technology is used to access, organise and monitor information in accordance with organisational requirements.

Information is updated, modified, maintained and stored in accordance with organisational requirements.

Element:

Present information

Performance Criteria:

Recommendations and issues are presented in an appropriate format, style and structure using suitable business technology.

Structure and format of reports are clear and conform to organisational requirements.

Research findings are reported and distributed in accordance with organisational requirements.

Feedback and comments of suitability and sufficiency of findings is obtained in accordance with organisational requirements.

Element:

Research and analyse information

Performance Criteria:

Objectives of research are clearly defined and consistent with organisational requirements.

Data used in research is valid and relevant to research purposes.

Research strategies are appropriate to the requirements of the research and make efficient use of available resources.

Methods of data analysis are reliable and suitable to research purposes.

Assumptions used in analyses are clear, justified and consistent with research objectives.

Conclusions are supported by evidence and contribute to the achievement of business objectives.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based theory and discussions based on the textbook, industry consultation, presentations, research soucing information from databases, business and industry, internet and online discussion forums and library visits.  The research project will involve primary and secondary research using print and electronic format, teacher/student supervisory meetings and online delivery.


Teaching Schedule

Week beginning                                                                                                                 
Week 1 - 7 JulyWhat is research -
what is information?    
Assessments
Supervision meetings
Text                                                     

Course guide
Text
Induction to the Learning Hub and Toolbox
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/busadmin/home.htm
Schedule two teacher/student supervision meetings for semester.

 

Week 2 - 14 JulyGather and organise information

Face-to-Face Class
Text - The Research Topic
RMIT Business Library - in class presentation

 

Week 3 - 21 JulyGather and organise information

Face-to-Face Class
Text - Research Report Writing

 

 Week 4 - 28 July Gather and organise information

Face-to-Face Class
Text - Harvard Referencing

 

 Week 5 - 4 August Gather and organise information

Online delivery
Portfolio question due (5%)
Schedule interviews with potential industry contacts

 

 Week 6 - 11 August Gather and organise information

 Online delivery
 Portfolio question due (5%)

 

 Week 7 - 18 August Research and analyse information

 Online delivery
 Portfolio question due (5%)

 

 Week 8 - 25 August Research and analyse information

 Online delivery
 Portfolio question due (5%)

 

  MID SEMESTER BREAK - 1 SEPT - 5 SEPT 
 Week 9 - 8 September Research and analyse Information

 Face-to-face class
 Research project: Stage 1 due (20%)

 

 Week 10 - 15 September Research and analyse Information/Present information

 Face-to-face class
 Presentation skills

 

 Week 11 - 22 September Research and analyse Information/Present information

 Face-to-face class
 Presentation skills

 

 Week 12 - 29 September Research and analyse Information/Present information Face-to-face class
 Work-in-progress
 Week 13 - 6 October Present information

 Face-to-face class
 Work-in-progress

 

 Week 14 - 13 October Present information

 Face-to-face class
 Stage 2 - Analysis of research (approx 900 words).
 Final report total: approx 2,000 words. (20%)

 

 Week 15 - 20 October Present information

 Research Project Stage 3: Presentations (20%)
 Portfolio due, includes peer evaluation of presentation
 (25%)

 

 Week 16 - 27 October Present information

 Research Project Stage 3: Presentations (20%)

 

 Weeks 17 - 18 - 3/10 November

 Feedback and review

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Aspire, (2007) RMIT TAFE Business School Certificate IV, Analyse and present research information The Learning Hub Toolbox:
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/toolbox/busadmin/home.htm


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. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: class exercises, homework, practical project and tests. 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.

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, small group work, online activities, reading and reflection on various activities, together with independent and group research, in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.


Assessment Tasks

Research Project - Due in three stages (75%)
RMIT (Business TAFE Admin Program) has commissioned you to undertake research into the current labour market for administration staff in line with RMIT’s organisational requirements for its programs to enhance work-integrated learning.  The project is split into three stages:
Stage 1: Research - primary and secondary (approximately 1250 words)
Due in Week 9 (20%)

Stage 2: Analysis of research (approximately 2000 words)
Due in Week 15 (20%)

Supervision meetings x 2 (15%)
Due:  dates to be negotiated between teacher/student in Week 1.

Stage 3: Presentation to peers/Presentation to industry representatives (Weeks 15, 16) (20%)
Refer to marking guide on the Learning Hub.

Refer to the Learning Hub for the marking criteria sheet and details of the project requirements.

Portfolio - Due Weeks 5, 6, 7,8 and 15 (25%)
Portfolio questions are due in the weeks scheduled and are submitted using the e-journal on the Learning Hub.  questions are based on the Aspire text and the marking criteria guide located at the Learning Hub.


Assessment Matrix

 

Research
Report & presentation                        

                          

75%

Portfolio                                       
E-journal                                     

 

25%

Gather and organise information 

                                                                         

YesYes

Research and analyse information

 

YesYes

Present information

 

YesYes

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