Course Title: Show leadership in the workplace
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: BUSM6236C
Course Title: Show leadership in the workplace
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4226 - Certificate IV in Frontline Management
Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
+64 3 9925 1563
Contact hours 8.00-9.00 Wednesdays
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
There are no pre-requisites for this unit.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work with teams and individuals, their standard of conduct and the initiative they take in influencing others. At this level, work will normally be carried out within routine and non routine methods and procedures which require the exercise of some discretion and judgement. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
Frontline management provides the first level of leadership within the organisation. This unit applies to people who are making the transition from being a team member, to taking responsibility for the work and performance of others.
Frontline managers have a strong influence on the work culture, values and ethics of the teams they supervise. As such it is important that frontline managers model good practice, professionalism and confidently represent their organisation.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMGT401A Show leadership in the workplace
1. Model high standards of management performance and behaviour
1.1. Ensure management performance and behaviour meets the organisation's requirements
2. Enhance organisation's image
2.1. Use organisation's standards and values in conducting business
3. Make informed decisions
3.1. Gather and organise information relevant to the issue/s under consideration
Details of Learning Activities
Students are required to attend all classes to complete activities and in class assessments. For most of the semester each student will work in a team. The class activities provide an opportunity to develop skills and apply theory to real life situations. The learning activities may include:
• Case studies and project work
• Collaborative classroom activities and team activities
• Peer interaction, Reflection and discussion
• Games and simulations
• Reading the text book and accessing materials on Learning Hub
|1||Feb 6||Introduction to course||Face to face|
|2||Feb 13|| Modelling high standards of management performance|
|1||Face to face|
|3||Feb 20|| Modelling high standards of management performance|
|1||Face to face|
|4||Feb 27|| Modelling high standards of management performance|
|1||Face to face|
|5||March 5|| Modelling high standards of management performance|
|1|| ONLINE |
| Portfolio items
Due date: w/c 12/03/12
|6||March 12||Enhancing the organisation’s image||2||Face to face|
|7||March 19||Enhancing the organisation’s image||2||Face to face|
|8||March 26||Enhancing the organisation’s image||2||Face to face|
|9||April 2||Enhancing the organisation’s image||2||Face to face|
|Mid-semester break||5-11 April inclusive|
|10||April 9||Enhancing the organisation’s image||2|| ONLINE |
|11||April 16||Making informed decisions||3||Face to face|
|12||April 23||Making informed decisions||3||Face to face|
|13||April 30||Making informed decisions||3||Face to face|
|14||May 7||Making informed decisions||3||Face to face|
|15||May 14||Making informed decisions||3|| ONLINE |
|16||May 21|| Modelling high standards of management performance|
Enhancing the organisation’s image
Making informed decisions
|1,2,3|| ONLINE |
BSBMGT401A (BSB07 Certificate IV) Show leadership in the workplace, Aspire Learning Resources, Version 1.2, 2008
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
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.
Portfolio of evidence
During the course of the semester, you will collect evidence of competency against the elements for this unit. The portfolio will consist of completed in-class and out-of-class activities together with responses to case studies and scenarios. (Please refer to the Portfolio guide on the RMIT Learning Hub). In addition, your facilitator will provide third party reports of your performance while you take part in a simulated workplace activity (a major project) which will link all units in your program.
You will prepare a business report for a specific organisation (approximately 2000 words [+/- 10%]). In this report, you will identify an opportunity for this organisation to enhance its image in the local community. The organisation can be one with which you are familiar or one you have researched. The opportunity to enhance the organisation’s image may have arisen as a result of entry into new markets, relocation to a new area, development of new products, activities by competitors or initiatives by government or industry bodies. (Please refer to your student text for further details about this report.)
Note the date for submission of assessments is by 5.00 pm on the day of your class in the week it is due
The critical aspects of assessment are a summary of the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Evidence of the following is essential:
• articulation of organisational values and expectations of behaviour
• instances where leadership and decision making have been demonstrated and which have led to positive changes in the workplace
knowledge of leadership styles and concepts.
They are included here in a matrix so that you can see the relationship between the units of competency and the assessment activities.
|BSBMGT401A Show leadership|
in the workplace
|Portfolio of evidence||Third party report||Final Assessment - Report|
|Articulation of organisational values and|
expectations of behaviour demonstrated
|Instances where leadership and decision|
making have been demonstrated and which
have led to positive changes in the workplace
|Knowledge of leadership styles and concepts||Y||Y|
All assignments must be submitted via Blackboard unless held in class
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Juliet Wiggins S123456, Task 2, EMPL5625C Recruit, select and induct staff, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to leadership
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in leading people. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable leadership principles in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in leading workplace people and teams and how these might be addressed.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see ongoing uploading of information that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to leadership in the workplace.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher
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