Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: EMPL5229C

Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Brendan Lee

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: 15

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

This course is taught along with 2 other competencies:

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

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply an understanding of the writing and publishing industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFGEN01A Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Element:

Seek information on industry employment obligations and opportunities

Performance Criteria:

- Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:
•    career opportunities and career paths within the industry
•    the roles, responsibilities and employment rights of contracted freelance workers within the industry
•    the roles, responsibilities and inter–relationships of individual personnel in an industry environment
•    unions and employer bodies
•    professional associations
•    industrial relations issues - awards and enterprise bargaining agreements, non award areas
•    cultural issues

- Correctly apply industry information on employment opportunities and obligations in day-to-day work activities

 

Element:

Seek information on new technology

Performance Criteria:

- Continually apply informal and/or formal research to update general knowledge of the industry

- Monitor current issues of concern to the industry

- Share updated knowledge with customers and colleagues as appropriate, and incorporate information into day-to-day work activities

Element:

Seek information on the structure and operation of the industry

Performance Criteria:

- Correctly identify and access sources of information on the industry

- Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:
•    different sectors of the industry, their relationships and the products and services available in each sector
•    major industry bodies/associations
•    relationships with other industries
•    different markets and their relevance to industry sectors
•    different distribution channels for industry products and services
•    economic and/or  social significance of the industry
•    the role of local communities
•    specific features of the local/regional industry
•    working arrangements

- Access information on the specific sector of work

- Correctly apply industry information in day-to-day work activities


Learning Outcomes



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:

  • Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities (CUFGEN02A)
  • Maintain workplace safety (BSBCMN311A)
Assessment comprises a written assignment or presentation based on research into the industry.


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed with 2 other competencies:

  • Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities (CUFGEN02A)
  • Maintain workplace safety (BSBCMN311A)
Students will be required to complete a 1000-word assignment on an area of the writing and publishing industry.

Due date: 18 June


Assessment Matrix

not applicable

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