Course Title: Participate in negotiations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: SOSK5183C
Course Title: Participate in negotiations
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4210 - Certificate IV in Financial Services
Course Contact : Arie Herrnstadt
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5897
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Tel: 9925 5494
Nominal Hours: 20
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 is co-delivered and assessed with:
BAFI5127C Resolve disputes
Participate in negotiations covers the skills and knowledge required to take part in negotiations either as an individual or as a member of a team. It includes effective negotiating techniques, planning and preparing for the negotiation and finalising the agreement.
If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
FNSICGEN402B Participate in negotiations
Element: 1 Plan the negotiation
1.1 The purpose of the negotiation is clarified, including content and desired outcomes
Details of Learning Activities
In this course students will undertake a range of activities including introduction to the topics and techniques with teacher-directed learning, tutorial-based discussion groups, role-plays, group-work, case studies, and exercises to develop competencies including underpinning skills and knowledge
|Week 1 - 9 February||Conflict: definition and resolution methods||FNSICGEN402A/01|
|Week 2 - 16 February||Negotiation: definition, purpose, stages||
|Week 3 - 23 February||Negotiation: preparartion and tactics||FNSICGEN402A/02|
|Week 4 - 2 March||Negotiation skills: listening, questioning, persuasive techniques||FNSICGEN402A/01
|Week 5 - 9 March||Negotiation skills: bargaining and finalising||FNSICGEN402A/02
|Week 6 - 16 March||Evaluate outcome of negotiation||FNSICGEN402A/03|
|Week 7 - 23 March||Simulation of workplace negotiation||FNSICGEN402A/01
|Week 8 - 30 March||On-line research|
|Week 9 - 6 April||
Overview of personality types and conflict/dispute. Causes of customer complaints and disputes
|9-15 April Mid-semester Break||---------------------------------||-------------------|
Week 9 - 13 April
|Dispute resolution methods and bodies||FNSICGEN404A/01
|Week 10 - 20 April||Complaints procedures and policies||FNSICGEN404A/01
Week 11 - 27 April
|Simulation of conflict/dispute resolution||FNSICGEN404A/01
|Week 12 - 4 May||Group research for Case Scenario Presentations|
|Week 13 - 11 May||Case Scenario Presentations||FNSICGEN402A/01
|Week 14 - 18 May||Final test||FNSICGEN402A/01
|Week 15 - 25 May||Feedback|
There is currently no prescribed text for this course. Students will be advised if a text is selected
Reference materials will be advised
Materials will be provided as appropriate
Overview of Assessment
Assessment 1 – Questionnaire/case study
Assessment 2 – Negotiation planning report
Assessment 3 – Negotiation simulation conducted in pairs
Assessment 4 – Documented agreement and evaluation
Assessment 5 – Final graded test/exam
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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
The assessment will consist of:
• A group simulation of a workplace negotiation.
• A group simulation of conflict/dispute resolution, exploring dispute handling procedures in a financial services setting.
• A verbal presentation introducing, outlining or elaborating on some aspect of the written report prepared below, or on a dispute case study.
• A written formal business report/test will take the form of a closed book test under exam conditions. It will assess the underpinning skills and knowledge of the course and the performance elements indicated in the assessment matrix above
Assessment weighting for this course takes the following form:
Simulation of a workplace negotiation: 20%
Simulation of conflict/dispute resolution: 15%
Presentation/case scenario: 15%
Written formal business report(s)/test: 50%
|Plan the negotiation||X||X||X|
|Conduct the negotiation||X||X||X|
|Finalise the negotiation||X||X||X|
|Establish that a dispute exists||X||X||X|
|Investigate the dispute and determine the action to be taken||X||X||X|
Out of class communication to all students will occur using the RMIT student email. It is essential that you check your student 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
Academic Administration Procedures
Students who require general assistance should, in the first instance, approach their class teacher. After that, students may contact the Course Coordinator and finally, yo Program Coordinator
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Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
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For information relating to the penalties for plagiarism and cheating, please refer to Regulation 6.1.1 Student Discipline available at http://mams.rmit.edu.au/j4lb68xx36oj1.pdf
Penalties include official reprimand, recording of a failure result or expulsion from the University.
The originality verification software Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com), may be used on assessments in this course.
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Submission of written work/assessment
All of your written work must conform with RMIT’s guidelines “Written Reports And Essays: Guidelines For Referencing And Presentation In RMIT Business” which can be found at: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s9sx559hurvc.rtf
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• All answers are written in blue or black pen only. Answers written in other colours or pencil will not be marked, excluding diagrams.
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• There is no communication of any kind with any person either inside or outside the assessment venue, apart from the assessment supervisor/invigilator or course teachers.
Special Consideration is a process that enables the University to take account of unexpected circumstances such as illness, injury or bereavement that affect a student’s performance in assessment. Special Consideration can be applied for to obtain a classroom-based deferred assessment, eg: test or a role play.
You may apply for special consideration up to and no later than 48 hours (2 working days) after the date of the classroom based assessment. Forms are available from BTS Reception on Level 13 or from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/forms
Grounds for special consideration may include illness, accident, bereavement, hardship/trauma. All supporting documentation must be included with your application. Completed forms must be addressed submitted to the Hub on Level 4 Building 108. Further information can be accessed from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Non and Late Submission of Work
Applications for special consideration for late submission or non-submission of assignments or work must go to the Special Consideration Committee. The criteria for this special consideration are no different to those for classroom-based applications. These applications are to be submitted on an Application for Extension of Submittable Work form.
If you do not attempt an assessment or meet an assessment deadline and have not been granted Special Consideration, you will not receive a mark for the assessment and be deemed NYC (Not Yet Competent).
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