Course Title: Perform media calculations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: MKTG5829C
Course Title: Perform media calculations
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4228 - Certificate IV in Marketing
Course Contact : Tim Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Peter Lawrance - email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 40
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit applies to individuals in an entry level position in a media buying role within an advertising team or media organisation who conduct media calculations to provide quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of advertisements.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBADV405A Perform media calculations
4. Present media calculations
4.1.Use electronic spreadsheets to perform media
1. Evaluate advertising media budget
1.1. Research and define media terminology
2. Calculate electronic media rating points
2.1.Determine reach and effective reach for each
3. Apply mathematical functions to advertising media tasks and problems
3.1.Calculate percentage shares and variations
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to calculate media costings, to perform media ratings using mathematical techniques and to present resultant findings.
Details of Learning Activities
In class discussion and debate, research case study activities and relevant work related assessments
|1||July 8||Course Induction
• Course overview
• Overview of weekly learning
• Reading material and assessment timings
Student engagement activity
|2||July 15||The changing face of media/ introduction to media planning|
|3||July 22||The internet: Overview: metrics: costing|
|4||July 29||Television: Overview: metrics: delivery: costing future|
Magazines: overview: metrics: costing
Reach and frequency/qualitative and quantitative approaches to media
Media Scheduling: using scehdules for media activity
1st Assessment in tutorial time
Cinema overview metrics costing: Newspapers now and in the future
Resubmissions for Assessment 1.
|8||August 26||Assessment 2 full briefing - students must attend to understand requirements for Assessment 2.|
|September 2||Mid Semester Break|
|9||September 9||Out of home media: Overview: metrics and discussion|
|10||September 16||Agency service fees: review key measurement methods|
Using budgets to determine media choices
Assessment 2 due
|12||September 30||In sotre media: How the retailers control more media dollars|
|13||October 7||Sales promotions: using media for promotions|
Review unit learning and discussion. Preparation for final ssessment.
Last day for resubmission of assessment 2.
|15||October 21||3rd and final assessment in tutorial time|
|16||October 28||Resubmission of assessment 3 and feedback|
To be disuused during class time.
Overview of Assessment
Students 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, for example:
- analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
- assessment of written reports on media calculations
- demonstration of media rating and mathematical techniques
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
- observation of demonstrated techniques in calculating media ratings and advertising media problems
- oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software packages for media calculations
- review of media calculations spreadsheets.
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 need to achieve competency in each of the three assessments to be competent in this course.
Assessment 1 due week 6
This assessment will be in the form of a quiz which will be conducted in class time and include written answers, multiple choice questions, definitions and calculations
Assessment 2 due week 11
This will be in the form of a written report. For this assessment task students are to assume the role of the media manager in an advertising agency.
You have been approached by the manger of an online marketing company and asked to evaluate the viability of embarking on an awareness raising and direct action campaign in other media.
This task will be presented in a report format (1500 words maximum) including tables of costing, media recommendations and justification for media selection and budget allocated. Further information for this assessment will be provided in Week 8.
Assessment 3 due week 15
The 3rd assessment will be in the form of a quiz that will include multiple choice questions, media calculations, definitions and written answers. It will cover the whole unit learning.
Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard. A hard copy may be required as well but where possible all assessments must also be submitted electronically
• 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.
• Late assessment will only be marked to a pass with no grade given (unless special consideration has been granted or a student produces documentation detailing why it was late i.e. doctors certificate, funeral notice, appointment etc.)
• Students must pass every assessment. You cannot fail one and make it up with another one.
• Students will be allowed to resubmit once and the resubmit will be marked to a pass only.
• 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. Cover sheets available from the Student forms website.
• 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, Julie Macpherson, 333333, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Critical aspects of assessment
In order to pass this competency, evidence of the following is essential: Calculation and presentation of media costings and electronic media ratings using mathematical techniques for media selected to advertise at least one product or service and knowledge of media calculation principles and practices.
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.
Detailed Marking Guides will be handed out in class, and on blackboard well before each assessment deadline.
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 pass that unit of competency.
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.
You will receive one of the following grades:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
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