Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OHTH5090C

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 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: 40

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 side 2 other competencies:
•    Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities (CUFGEN02A )
•    Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)                       

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain workplace safety in the writing and publishing industry


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety


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
1Orientation
2The Victorian Writers’ Centre
3Life after PWE
4Editor: Allen & Unwin
5Melbourne’s indie magazine boom
6New writers
7Book publishing
8The craft of writing
9Fictionalising the past
10How to get your work out there
11Maintain workplace safety
12The writer as an artist/producer
13Digital publishing: book publishing – where is it heading?
14The role of the literary agent
15Applying for arts grants
16Copyright
17Writing for children
18Freelance 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 )
•    Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)  

Assessment comprises short exercises.                   


Assessment Tasks

This course is assessed with 2 other competencies:
•    Identify industry laws and regulations and apply them to workplace activities (CUFGEN02A )
•    Develop and apply industry knowledge (CUFGEN01A)  

Students will be required to complete a 1000-word written assignment addressing the three competencies.   

Due date: 18 June            


Assessment Matrix

not applicable

Course Overview: Access Course Overview