Course Title: Organise Business Travel

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: OFFC5135C

Course Title: Organise Business Travel

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

Sylvia Baroutis

sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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 organise domestic and overseas business trips and associated itineraries and making travel arrangements. This unit is related to BSBADM307A Organise schedules.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM406A Organise Business Travel

Element:

Arrange credit facilities

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Methods of payment are checked and confirmed
3.2 Credit arrangements are made in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.

Element:

Make travel arrangements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Bookings are made in accordance with organisational policies and procedures for business travel.
2.2 Travel documents are identified and arranged in accordance with itinerary and individual requirements.
2.3 Travel arrangements are confirmed and confirmation documents checked and despatched to the traveller within designated timelines.
2.4 Alternative arrangements are negotiated and confirmed in response to changed requirements.
2.5 Travel details and itinerary are recorded in accordance with organisational requirements.

Element:

Organise business itinerary for domestic and overseas travel

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purpose of domestic and overseas travel, budgets, meeting requirements and traveller preferences are confirmed.
1.2 Points of contact and names of contact persons are identified and arrangements for meetings are made and confirmed in accordance with planned itinerary.
1.3 Daily itineraries are prepared with appointments, arrival and departure times, accommodation and other details in accordance with travel purpose.
1.4 Documents and support material for meetings are sourced and prepared within designated timelines.
1.5 Itinerary is prepared in accordance with meeting requirements, travel demands and occupational health and safety requirements for the traveller.
1.6 Itinerary and meeting documents are despatched to the traveller within designated timelines.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based theory and discussions based on the textbook, industry practice, presentation, researching the Internet, library and videos.  Full time students will experience the Virtual Enterprise which will provide practical experience opportunities to complete assessment.


Teaching Schedule

FULL TIME

Week beginning  
Week 1

Course Guide

Assessments

Text

Text

Virtual Enterprise (VE)

Assessments: note VE assessment (30%) due date will vary - to be negotiated with teacher.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Week 10Organising a business itinerary

VE

Face-to-face

Week 11Making travel arrangements

VE

Face-to-face

Week 12Arranging credit facilities

VE

Face-to-face

Week 13Presentations

VE

Group presentations (20%)

Group project due (50%)

Face-to-face

   
   
   
Week 17Feedback and review 
Week 18Feedback and review 



PART TIME ____________________________________________________

Week beginning  
Week 1  
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Week 9Organising a business itinerary ONLINE (Discussion board 10%)
Week 10 Making travel arrangements ONLINE (Discussion board 10%)
Week 11 Arranging credit facilities ONLINE (Discussion board 10%)
Week 12 

Group presentations (20%)

Group travel project due (50%)

Discussion board due (30%)

Face-to-Face 

   
   
   
   
 Week 17Feedback and review  
 Week 18Feedback and review  















Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Custom Text: Aspire, (2007) RMIT TAFE Business School Certificate IV, Organise Business Travel


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, including in the Practice Firm, 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

FULL TIME

Virtual Enterprise Travel Project - Due one week after scheduled dept. rotation (30%)
Students will collect specific documents as evidence of tasks completed while working in the Finance Department in the Virtual Enterprise. These documents will demonstrate the student’s ability to demonstrate the skills and knowledge as set out in the Evidence Guide of this competency. The portfolio content guide can be viewed on the RMIT Learning Hub for this course.

The portfolio is due one week after the conclusion of the students scheduled rotation in the Finance Department of the Virtual Enterprise.

Travel Project – Due Week 13 (50%)
In a small group of THREE, students will create a travel project based on the assignment criteria given in class by the teacher. The travel project consists of preparing travel documentation for a business trip. This is evidence of the students’ classroom learning and practical application of their skills. Refer to the Learning Hub for the marking criteria sheet and details of the project requirements.

Group Presentation based on Travel Project – Due Week 13 (20%)
Based on the travel project scenario, students will make their small group presentation using the marking criteria guide. The presentation will include both the theory introduced in the classroom and evidence of research of the travel project. PowerPoint will not be used, however Internet webpages may be referred to. Each student will present a section of work ensuring the whole project is addressed in the presentation.

PART TIME

Online discussions: Due on the scheduled online weeks (3 weeks x 10% each = 30%)

Refer to the questions on the discussion board in Weeks 9, 10 and 11.

Travel Project – Due Week 12 (50%)
In a small group of THREE, students will create a travel project based on the assignment criteria given in class by the teacher. The travel project consists of preparing travel documentation for a business trip. This is evidence of the students’ classroom learning and practical application of their skills. Refer to the Learning Hub for the marking criteria sheet and details of the project requirements.

Group Presentation based on Travel Project – Due Week 12 (20%)
Based on the travel project scenario, students will make their small group presentation using the marking criteria guide. The presentation will include both the theory introduced in the classroom and evidence of research of the travel project. PowerPoint will not be used, however Internet webpages may be referred to. Each student will present a section of work ensuring the whole project is addressed in the presentation.




Assessment Matrix

FULL TIME = FT

PART TIME = PT

COMPETENCY = Y

Travel Project

(50%)

Group Presentation

(20%)

VE Project

(30%)

Discussion Board

(30%)

Organise business itinerary for domestic and overseas travelPT/FTPT/FTFTPT
Make travel arrangementsPT/FTPT/FTFTPT
Arrange credit facilitiesPT/FTPT/FTFTPT

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.

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.

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.

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