Course Title: Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: BUSM5995C

Course Title: Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program administrator

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:Brendan.lee@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Arthur Clover
Building 94, level 2,
Cardigan Street,
Carlton
Phone:  9925 4269
Email:  a.clover@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFGEN02A Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities

Element:

Comply with workplace policies and procedures relating to laws and regulations that apply to the workplace

Performance Criteria:

  - Identify workplace policies and procedures relating to the range of laws, regulations and industry codes of practice which affect particular workplace activities

- Determine the implications of breaching any workplace policies and procedures

- Comply with these policies and procedures in all work undertaken

- Seek advice from supervisor/manager or seek legal advice if required, and review activities in light of advice

Element:

Seek information on laws and regulations that apply to the industry

Performance Criteria:

- Obtain information on the range of laws, regulations and industry codes of practice which affect particular workplace activities

- Determine the implications of breaching any laws, regulations and industry driven codes of practice

- Correctly apply information to ensure that laws and regulations are not breached in day to day activities

- Seek advice from manager or seek legal advice if appropriate.


Learning Outcomes


Not applicable                             


Details of Learning Activities

Weekly lectures are held in the auditorium, where students listen to guest speakers who will address their particular area of expertise within the writing and publishing industry. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker.


Teaching Schedule

This course, together with 2 other competencies, is taught in the semester-long Industry Overview class. Weekly lectures are timetabled on Wednesday evenings at 5 pm during Semester 1.

WeekTopic
1 Orientation
2 The Victorian Writers’ Centre
3 Life after PWE
4 Editor: Allen & Unwin
5 Melbourne’s indie magazine boom
6 New writers
7 Book publishing
8 The craft of writing
9 Fictionalising the past
10 How to get your work out there
11 Maintain workplace safety
12 The writer as an artist/producer
13 Digital publishing: book publishing – where is it heading?
14 The role of the literary agent
15 Applying for arts grants
16 Copyright
17 Writing for children
18 Freelance writer


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will receive additional handouts in class and use the website on Blackboard.


Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed with 2 other competencies:

  • Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)
  • Maintain workplace safety (BSBCMN311A )
Assessment comprises a short research assignment.


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed with 2 other competencies:

  • Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)
  • Maintain workplace safety (BSBCMN311A )
Students will be required to complete a 1000-word written assignment addressing three competencies.

Due date: 18 June


Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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