Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EMPL5645C

Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Administration: Adam Lovell
Phone: 03 9925 4976
Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4345 
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requistes for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic industry practices within the creative arts industries. It addresses the collection, application and updating of general information relevant to work roles within the creative arts industry sectors, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology and the identification of industry laws and regulations.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Element:

1.    Source and apply industry information.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Seek information on the structure and operation of the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.
1.2Seek information on employment obligations and opportunities within the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.
1.3Seek information on new technology affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.
1.4Comply with copyright requirements when accessing information.
1.5Apply information in day-to-day work activities to enhance quality of work information.
1.6Seek information on laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.

Element:

2.    Identify industry laws and regulations.

Performance Criteria:

2.1Seek information on laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources.
2.2Identify implications of breaching laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries.
2.3Apply information to ensure laws and regulations are not breached in day to day work activities.

Element:

3.    Update and maintain industry knowledge.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and use a range of opportunities to update knowledge of the creative arts industries.
3.2 Identify current issues of concern to the creative arts industries.
3.3 Share updated knowledge with colleagues.
3.4 Establish and maintain effective contact in the creative arts industries


Learning Outcomes


On succesful completion of this unit, you will develop knowledge of the audiovisual industry, the roles, companies, technology, laws and ways to keep up to date with your work. 


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• note taking

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
• online research
• independent project based work
• documented interview


Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentOtherElements covered
Week 1Focus: Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
  1 - 3
Week 2Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 1 - 3
Week 3Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 1 - 3
Week 4Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 1 - 3
Week 5Formative Assessment; Guest lecture. Employment Blog due.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 1 - 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guideas and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web


References

You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Ability to source industry information
Ability to seek appropriate assistance to collect industry information
Ability to apply industry information to day-to-day work activities to enhance work outcomes
Understanding of ways in which to maintain currency of industry knowledge.

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Notes from 4 guest speaker discussions.
The sessions are designed for you to gather information about the special guest speaker, their career in the audiovisual industry and for you to gain a deeper understanding of the industry itself. You will have a question sheet to assist you and you are required take notes at each session which your peers or teacher will review. This assessment will be conducted in Weeks 2 – 5.
2. Employment blog.
Over 2 months you are expected to maintain a Blog that demonstrates your ability to source audiovisual related employment opportunities and conduct related discussions. It is due to be completed in TAFE week 8.

Summative Assessment

3. Case study.
You are required to put together a Case Study that demonstrates your ability to identify a particular Audiovisual Company (or Department) and its role within the Audiovisual Industry. It is due in TAFE Week 8, Semester 1.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

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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