Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EMPL5229C

Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Liz Steele
Email: elizabeth.steele@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

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 )

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..


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFGEN01A Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1Correctly identify and access sources of information on the industry

1.2Obtain 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

1.3Access information on the specific sector of work

1.4Correctly apply industry information in day-to-day work activities

Element:

2. Seek information on industry employment obligations and opportunities 

Performance Criteria:

2.1Obtain 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

2.2Correctly apply industry information on employment opportunities and obligations in day-to-day work activities

Element:

3. Seek information on new technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:
•advances in any type of equipment or technology used within the industry
•likely effects of new technology on current work practices and the structure of the organisation and industry, and the community
•ways of upgrading skills to include the use of new technology
•sources of technical advice and support

3.2Correctly apply industry information on technological advances in day-to-day work activities

Element:

4. Update industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

4.1Continually apply informal and/or formal research to update general knowledge of the industry

4.2Monitor current issues of concern to the industry

4.3Share updated knowledge with customers and colleagues as appropriate, and incorporate information into day-to-day work activities


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-->


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


 

WeekTopics for Industry Overview lecturesCompetency and Elements
1

Perspectives on the publishing industry (1)

Industry guest speaker


Group work: student organised  industry panels

BSBCMN311A 1

CUFGEN02A - 1

CUFGEN01A  -1,2,3,4

2

Perspectives on the publishing industry (2)

Industry guest speaker


Group work: student organised industry panels

BSBCMN311A 1

CUFGEN02A - 1,2

CUFGEN01A -1,2,3,4

3

Career skills unit starts

Developing a career portfolio


Group work: student organised industry panels

CUFGEN01A - 2,4
BSBCMN311A - 3
CUFGEN02A - 2
 
4

OH & S and  ergonomics of office environment


Group work: student organised industry panels

BSBCMN311A - 1,2,3,4
5

Grants and submissions and opportunities for writers – what are they and how to write them


Peer reviewing of CVs   
                                                                                          

CUFGEN01A - 1,4
6

Quoting and negotiating, working for what you are worth -  rates, contracts, insurance


Developing a freelance business plan 

CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3
CUFGEN02A - 1,2
 
7Student organised event 1CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
BSBCMN311A - 3<!--EndFragment-->
8 Student organised event 2CUFGEN02A - 1,2,4
9Student organised event 3CUFGEN01A - 1,2.,3
CUFGEN02A - 1
10Student organised event 4CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
 
11Student organised event 5 or presentationCUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
BSBCMN311A - 3
12Individual mock interview with  industry expert (10 mins)&#894;
feedback (5 mins)
CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
13Students presentations (These presentations will be given by students from the Associate Degree)CUFGEN01A - 1,4
CUFGEN02A - 1
14Students presentations (These presentations will be given by students from the Associate Degree)CUFGEN02A - 1
CUFGEN01A - 1,2,3,4
15Students presentations (These presentations will be given by students from the Associate Degree) BSBCMN311A 1

CUFGEN02A - 1,2

CUFGEN01A -1,2,3,4

16Students presentations (These presentations will be given by students from the Associate Degree) BSBCMN311A 1

CUFGEN02A - 1,2

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.
 


    Assessment Tasks

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

    Assessment 1: Create a health and safety plan for yourself taking into account your individual needs and the advice provided at the lecture. *This is the assessment related to this competency OHTH5090C. (Due August 21)


    Assessment 2: 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 of 500 words discussing your findings. (If your area of interest is copyright, you may submit the work completed in the Copyright area of the Editing 1 course.) Due October 16


    Assessment 3: Focus on industry event
    You will work collaboratively in a team to organise an industry event about some aspect of the publishing industry. You will coordinate with your teacher to research a topic, set a date and event venue, organise speaker/s, prepare publicity and record the event for Blackboard.
    Due: Weeks 7–11 at a day and time negotiated with your teacher

    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.

    Feedback
    You will receive both spoken and written feedback on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

    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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