Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 15.0

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)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

The competency Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge is taught within the course Industry Overview. In this course you increase your knowledge of the writing and publishing industry through contact with a broad range of people who are currently working in different areas of the industry. You also explore the laws and regulations governing the industry and look at issues of health and safety that may affect you as a writer or editor..

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT, Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge  is taught along with 2 other competencies:

  • Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities (CUFGEN02A )
  • Maintain workplace safety (BSBCMN311A )

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUFGEN01A Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge


1. Seek information on the structure and operation of the industry

2. Seek information on industry employment obligations and opportunities 

3. Seek information on new technology

4. Update industry knowledge

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have a good understanding of the different areas of writing and publishing industry. You will also have an awareness of copyright law and of issues surrounding your health and safety as a writer and / or editor.  <!--EndFragment-->

Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through  written assignments and a research project.