Course Title: Collect and organise information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: PERF5045C

Course Title: Collect and organise information

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4171 - Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Professional Writing Administration

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4368

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Clare Renner - Program Coordinator

Tel: 9925 4047

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 competency is studied and assessed along with a Produce Writing specialisation

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to identify, collect and organise information.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSRAD01A Collect and organise information


Assess the information

Performance Criteria:

-  Check the accuracy and currency of the information collected
-  Check through the information collected and confirm that the information contains adequate detail to 
   satisfy the purpose for  which it was collected
-  If necessary, collect further information


Collect and organise information

Performance Criteria:

- Find out why the information is needed and what it will be used for
- Identify appropriate sources of information
-  Use appropriate sources to access the required information


Communicate the information

Performance Criteria:

 - Present information in a structure and format that is logical, and useful for the purpose intended
 - Communicate material to relevant individuals or groups using appropriate communication techniques by the required deadline


Organise the information

Performance Criteria:

 - Organise the information so that it will be easily understood
- Find out whether the information is organised in an appropriate format for its intended audience
- Reorganise or reformat the material if required

Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Details of Learning Activities

 1. Lectures
2. Presentations
3. Guest speakers
4. Workshopping, self-criticism of written work, providing oral critiques of others’ work


Teaching Schedule

 See chosen Produce Writing Specialisation course outline for teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

  • Suggested reading material will be provided in class by teacher.
  • Handouts provided in class by teacher
  • Internet access to the RMIT library
  • Published material available through RMIT Library, community libraries, video libraries and other sources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes short exercises and demonstration of this competency within a chosen Writing Specialisation.

Assessment Tasks

 This course is assessed with a Produce Writings Specialisation course.
 Students should refer to the assessment tasks outlined in their chosen Produce Writings Specialisation.

Assessment Matrix

 Not applicable

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