Course Title: Establish Business Networks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2008
Course Code: BUSM9936C
Course Title: Establish Business Networks
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4190 - Certificate IV in Business (International Trade)
Course Contact : Seymour Jacobson
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251563
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Sylwia Greda-Bogusz 9925 5441
Zlatko Muhvic 9925 5440
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
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective workplace relationships and networks. It covers the activities of communication and representation.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBCMN403A Establish business networks
1. Develop and maintain business networks
1.1 Appropriate network strategies are used to establish and maintain business relationships that promote organisational objectives
2. Establish and maintain business relationships
2.1 Business relationships are developed and maintained to promote benefits consistent with organisational requirements
3. Promote the organisation
3.1 Strategies are developed to represent and promote the organisation's interests and requirements
Details of Learning Activities
Students are required to attend all classes to complete activities and in class assessments. The learning activities students will take a role in are:
-Collaborative classroom activities
-Games and simulations
-Reflection and discussion
-Reading the text books
-Completing the exercise in the workbook
-Accessing materials on line
|Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) |
Monday 1st September to Friday 5th September
|Week 9: 8 Sept||Feedback about Develop Teams and Individuals|
Introduction to Establish Business Networks
|Week 10:15 Sept||Develop and maintain business networks|
Approached to networks and building networks
| Text: Benjamin
Establish Business Networks
Section 1: 1.1 &1.2
|Week 11:22 Sept||Project Group Meeting|
|Week 12:29 Sept||Develop and maintain business networks|
Why networks? Benefits of professional networks
Section 1: 1.3 & 1.4
|Week 13: 6 Oct||Establish and maintain business relationships|
Building partnerships and establishing performance standards
Section 2: 2.1 & 2.2
|Week 14: 13 Oct||Establish and maintain business relationships|
Negotiation and problem solving
Section 2: 2.3 & 2.4
Case study due
|Week 15: 20 Oct||Promote the organisation|
Identifying and communicating with stakeholders
Communication skills spoken and written
Section 3: 3.1 & 3.2
|Week 16: 27 Oct||Promote the organisation|
Preparing and evaluating your communication strategy
Section 3: 3.3 & 3.4
Interview IT professional -
|Week 17: 3 Nov||E-journal review|
|Week 18: 10 Nov||Students’ Feedback|
Please note: This is the planned schedule but maybe changed at anytime according to circumstances and student progress
Benjamin, N 2002, Establish Business Networks, Pearson Education, Austrailia.
Online Learning Materials
Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web site, clicking on Students, under IT Information and Services there is a link to the Online Learning Hub. www.rmit.edu.au/online
It is essential to have access to an internet connected computer outside of class times. Internet connected computers are available in the Business Labs on level 3 of building 108, 259 Bourke Street Melbourne.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library This website is a useful resource for your assessment tasks
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/ The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email Learning Query service. The site is designed to assist students develop the capabilities for tertiary study.
Overview of Assessment
The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, online and in class exercises, practical problem solving exercises (case studies), presentations and practical tests.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Assessment 1 - Case Study 30%
Assessment 2 - Reflective E-journal 30%
Assessment 3 - Interview International Trade (IT) professional 30%
Assessment 4 - Participation in class activities 10%
BSBCMN403A: Establish business networks
|Case Study||Reflective |
Develop and maintain business networks
Establish and maintain business relationships
Promote the Organisation
Out of class communication to all students will occur using the RMIT student email. It is essential that you check your email prior to attending each class.
Consultation times will be made available to you in the first week of classes. Consultations may also be arranged via email.
Self Managed Learning
The student will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Exercises are provided to the student to facilitate their learning in a self-paced manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course. Students are reminded that they are expected to spend an equal amount of time outside of class, furthering their understanding of the concepts being taught, as they do in class to be deemed competent in this course.
Course Evaluation & Feedback
You will receive ongoing feedback on your progress in the course. Feedback on assessment will be given in a timely manner. You will be informed about how to improve your performance in the competency/course and what you need to do to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.
Feedback on the course itself is welcome at any time to the class teacher, course coordinator or program coordinator. Periodic course evaluation surveys are also conducted.
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