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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM5995C

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

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program administrator

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Clare Renner
Telephone: 03 9925 4047
Email: clare.renner@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

At RMIT the competency Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities is delivered and assessed along with the competencies Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge(CUFGEN01A) and Maintain Workplace Safety (BSBCMN311A)

Course Description

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

The competency Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities is taught within the course Industry Overview. In this course you explore the laws and regulations governing the industry. You also 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 and look at issues of health and safety that may affect you as a writer or editor.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

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

Element:

1. Seek information on laws and regulations that apply to the industry

Performance Criteria:

1.1Obtain information on the range of laws, regulations and industry codes of practice which affect particular workplace activities

1.2Determine the implications of breaching any laws, regulations and industry driven codes of practice

1.3Correctly apply information to ensure that laws and regulations are not breached in day to day activities

1.4Seek advice from manager or seek legal advice if appropriate.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

2.1Identify workplace policies and procedures relating to the range of laws, regulations and industry codes of practice which affect particular workplace activities

2.2Determine the implications of breaching any workplace policies and procedures

2.3Comply with these policies and procedures in all work undertaken

2.4Seek advice from supervisor/manager or seek legal advice if required, and review activities in light of advice


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will be familiar with 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.  


Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through -

In-class activities:
•lectures
•industry speakers
•group discussion

Out-of-class activities:
•independent project based work
•writing and reading
•online and other research
•independent study


Teaching Schedule


Each week you have the opportunity to hear someone from a different area of the industry. The following topics will be covered but the order of speakers will depend on people’s availability .

** NB. Please be aware that:
1. The copyright lecture will be held on WEDNESDAY MAY 4. Attendance at this lecture is compulsory for reaching competence in Identify Industry laws and Regulations and Apply to Workplace Activities
2. There will be lecture on maintaining your health as a writer and editor on WEDNESDAY APRIL 6  Attendance at this lecture is compulsory for reaching competence in Maintain Workplace Safety.


TopicCompetency and Elements
 ** OH&S - Looking after yourself as a writer and editor (Lecture on APRIL 6)BSBCMN311A 1,2,3,4
** Copyright - What you need to know.............. (Lecture on MAY 4)CUFGEN02A - 1,2


RPL - recognition of industry experience and current competence
CUFGEN01A - 2,4
BSBCMN311A - 3
CUFGEN02A - 2
 
Small Press Publishing
 CUFGEN01A - 1,2,4
CUFGEN02A - 1,2
BSBCMN311A - 3
Why write for young adults? Three successful YA writers tell you.   
                                                                                              
 CUFGEN01A - 1,4
The Victorian Writers’ Centre - Professional support for writers CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3
CUFGEN02A - 1,2

An overview of the publishing process CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
BSBCMN311A - 3<!--EndFragment-->
 Agents - do you need one. De-mystifying the role of the agent
CUFGEN02A - 1,2,4
 Books and the electronic age - where are we going?

CUFGEN01A - 1,2.,3
CUFGEN02A - 1
Writing your passion - people who make a living writing about their special interestsCUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1

Writers and radio - the writer behind the voiceCUFGEN01A - 1,3, 4
CUFGEN02A - 1
 Making a living as a writer - it’s not impossible
 CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
BSBCMN311A - 3
Writers and Editors - a special relationshipCUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
 The business of written communication - corporate writing
 CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
Applying for grants - everything you need to know CUFGEN02A - 1
CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
Making people laugh - writing comedy CUFGEN01A - 1,4



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Any prescribed material will be provided by the teacher in this course


References

You are advised to look at the course blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

You require access to a computer and to the internet for this course


Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through written assignments and a research project.<!--EndFragment-->


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

1. Select an area within the publishing or writing industry.
Research any industry laws and regulations that might impact on writers and / or editors. Produce a short report discussing your findings.
500 words Due – April 13

2. Create a health and safety plan for yourself taking into account your individual needs and the advice provided at the lecture. Due May 4

3.Research an area of the industry that is of personal interest to you. Write a report of 1000 words.
This report to be posted on Blackboard as a shared resource for the Professional Writing and Editing students. Due – May 25


Detailed briefs for each assignment will be provided to you on blackboard



To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

All competencies will be assessed as:
C Competent
NYC Not yet competent


Assessment Matrix


The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration

Other Information

Feedback:
You will receive spoken and/or  written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions:
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions and plagiarism

Plagiarism:
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are
unable to complete any piece of assessment on or by the due date, you will need to
apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%
20Syers;SECTION=1;

Course Overview: Access Course Overview