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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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:

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

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

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

1.4 Seek 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:

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

2.2 Determine the implications of breaching any workplace policies and procedures

2.3 Comply with these policies and procedures in all work undertaken

2.4 Seek 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 2 MAY. 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 and safety as a writer and/or editor on WEDNESDAY 4 APRIL.  Attendance at this lecture is compulsory for reaching competence in Maintain Workplace Safety.


Topics for Industry Overview lectures (only delivered in Semester 1)Competency and Elements
 OH&S - Looking after your health and safety as a writer and/or editor (Lecture on 4 APRIL)BSBCMN311A 1,2,3,4
Copyright - What you need to know as an author and/or editor (Lecture on 2 MAY)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
Writing for young adults (YA) writers share their stories and tips for success   
                                                                                              
CUFGEN01A - 1,4
Resources for writers and editors - Victorian Writers’ Centre, the Wheeler Centre and other professional organisations 

CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3
CUFGEN02A - 1,2

Overview of the publishing process - various speakers; how to pitch your work; international and other rights CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
BSBCMN311A - 3<!--EndFragment-->
Literary agents - a perspective of their roleCUFGEN02A - 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 interests (fiction and nonfiction)CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1

Making a living as a freelance writer and/or editor - 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 and editing 
CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
Applying for grants - everything you need to knowCUFGEN02A - 1
CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4



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. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Assessment 1: Research an area of the industry that is of personal interest to you. Write a report of 1000 words.
Final submission date for this report is 30 May.

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

*Assessment 3: Select an area within the publishing or writing industry and research any industry laws and regulations that might impact on writers and/or editors. Produce a short report discussing your findings.
(500 words) Final submission date for this report is 30 May.

*This is the assessment related to this competency BUSM5995C
Detailed briefs for these assignments will be provided on Blackboard. 


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

Submission of Assessment Tasks
You are required to submit all assessment tasks in hard copy with a completed School of Media and Communication cover sheet. You are expected to keep a copy of all assignments submitted.

Late Submissions
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension before that due date.
Please refer to the course blackboard site for information on late submissions and on applying for an extension.

Academic Integrity
Academic Integrity is about the honest presentation of your academic work. Presenting work that fails to acknowledge other people’s work within yours can compromise academic integrity. For further information on academic integrity and plagiarism, please refer to the following URL. http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kkc202lwe1yv

Special Consideration Policy
Please refer to the following URL for information on applying for special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1

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