Course Title: Collect and organise information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: PERF5045C

Course Title: Collect and organise information

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4197 - Certificate IV in Creative Industries

Course Contact : Viv Weir

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-8012

Course Contact Email:viv.weir@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Viv Weir
Phone: 9925-8012
Email: viv.weir@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

None

Course Description

This course focuses on the skills required to collect, organise and provide information to be evaluated for a variety of purposes. 
This course is co-delivered with BSBCMN420A


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSRAD01A Collect and organise information

Element:

1. Collect relevant information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Find out why the information is needed and what it will be used for.

1.2 Identify appropriate sources of information.

1.3 Use appropriate sources to access the required information

Element:

2. Assess the information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Check the accuracy and currency of the information collected.

2.2 Check through the information collected and confirm that the information contains adequate detail to satisfy the purpose for which it was collected.

2.3 If necessary, collect further information.

Element:

3. Organise the information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Organise the information so that it will be easily understood.

3.2  Find out whether the information is organised in an appropriate format for its intended audience.

3.3 Reorganise or reformat the material if required.

Element:

4. Communicate the information

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Present information in a structure and format that is logical, and useful for the purpose intended.

4.2 Communicate material to relevant individuals or groups using appropriate communication techniques by the required deadline.

4.3 Seek feedback on how well the information collected and presented satisfied the purpose for which it was collected.

4.4 Use the feedback to improve future information collection and presentation.


Learning Outcomes


Not applicable


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:-

In-class activities -
• practical exercises
• workshopping
• group discussions
• class presentations
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities

Out-of-class activities will include –
• independent reading
• interviews
• research


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentOtherElements
1Introduction – the communication process
General writing skills
Planning and structuring business documents
 In-class exercises - ongoingBSBCMN420A
1.1
CUSRAD01A
1.1
2Business documents – satisfying formats  BSBCMN420A
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
CUSRAD01A
1.2, 1.3
3Business documents – dissatisfying formats  BSBCMN420A
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
CUSRAD01A
1.2, 1.3
4Business documents - persuasive format (AIDA format)  BSBCMN420A
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
CUSRAD01A
1.2, 1.3
5Work on letter assessment in classAssessment - Letter StylesBSBCMN420A
CUSRAD01A
2.1, 2.2,2.3
6Proposals
- purpose
- structure
- language style
 BSBCMN420A
CUSRAD01A
7Short (memo/letter) reports
- purpose
- structure
- language style
 BSBCMN420A
2.1,2.6
CUSRAD01A
3.1
8 Technical writing
- audience analysis
- logical structure
- use of technical terms
- glossary

Assessment - Short Report
 BSBCMN420A
2.3, 2.6
CUSRAD01A
4.1
9 Writing procedures
- purpose
- structure
- language style
  BSBCMN420A
2.1, 2.3
CUSRAD01A
4.2, 4.3, 4.4
10 Press/news release
- purpose
- structure
- language style
 Assessment - Writing Instructions/Procedures BSBCMN420A
1.4, 2.5
CUSRAD01A
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
11 Logical thinking – inductive, deductive, lateral thinking  Assessment - Press Release 
12 Analysing the argument
Effectiveness of reports
  BSBCMN420A
CUSRAD01A
13 Management reports
– planning and structure
- research
  BSBCMN420A
CUSRAD01A
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
14 Reports
– major parts
- referencing
  BSBCMN420A
4.1, 4.2, 4.3
CUSRAD01A
3.1, 3.2, 3.3
15 Using graphics/tables/organisational charts  Draft of report due BSBCMN420A
3.2, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
16 Report writing
Course review
 Assessment - Major Report 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Dwyer, Judith “The Business Communication Handbook” Pearson Education Australia, 2009
Class handouts.


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

None


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks will involves practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical individual and group projects.


Assessment Tasks

Letter styles 20%
Short report 15%
Writing instructions 15%
Press release 10%
Major report 30%
In- class exercises 10%

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


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



Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;



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