Course Title: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: VART5794C

Course Title: Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

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: 50

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required for students to develop, refine and communicate their concept for a piece of work.  

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVCOR03A Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work


Communicate concept

Performance Criteria:

- Identify which aspects of the concept and concept development should be communicated, based on nature and purpose of work
 - Identify those to whom concept for work should be communicated, based on nature and purpose of work
- Assess a range of communication methods and select most appropriate based on nature and purpose of work 
- Communicate the concept and its development in a manner which facilitates understanding by others
- Seek feedback on concept and provide clarification when required


Develop concept

Performance Criteria:

 Performance Criteria
- Identify relevant source material for concept development according to nature and direction of work
- Source and extract key information to inform concept development
- Where appropriate, organise collected information in a manner which assists in the development of the  concept
- Evaluate information and ideas to develop possible approaches to work
- Select final option for the concept based on evaluation and refinement of approaches and the desired outcome for the work


Refine concept

Performance Criteria:

- Undertake own review of concept and challenge ideas and approaches taken
- Seek input and comments from others about the concept
- Re-evaluate options for the concept based on own review and feedback, and refine accordingly

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 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 course.

Assessment Matrix

 Not applicable

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