Course Title: Promote team effectiveness

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL5646C

Course Title: Promote team effectiveness

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

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

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

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote teamwork. It involves developing team plans to meet expected outcomes, leading the work team, and proactively working with management of the organisation.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

Element:

1. Plan to achieve team outcomes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify, establish and document team purpose, roles, responsibilities, goals, plans and objectives in consultation with team members
1.2 Support team members in meeting expected outcomes
 

Element:

2. Develop team cohesion

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide opportunities for input of team members into planning, decision-making and operational aspects of work team
2.2 Encourage and support team members to take responsibility for own work and to assist each other in undertaking required roles and responsibilities
2.3 Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions
2.4 Recognise and address issues, concerns and problems identified by team members or refer to relevant persons as required
 

Element:

3. Participate in and facilitate work team

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Actively encourage team members to participate in and take responsibility for team activities and communication processes
3.2 Give the team support to identify and resolve problems which impede its performance
3.3 Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image within the work team, the organisation and with clients/customers
 

Element:

4. Liaise with management

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Maintain open communication with line manager/management at all times
4.2 Communicate information from line manager/management to the team
4.3 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by the team/team members to line manager/management and ensure follow-up action is taken
4.4 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems related to the team/team members raised by line managers/management to the team and ensure follow-up to action is taken
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this unit, you will gain teamwork skills and communication skills essential to successful performance in the audiovisual industry.


Details of Learning Activities

In class activities may include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities may include:
• Group project based work
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Blog reflection & wiki page contribution


Teaching Schedule

1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

 

Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

 
Week    Class contentElements covered
Week 1Focus: Course overview, group activities and theory
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 4.1
Weeks 2Formative assessment: Planning work on Lighting assessment
Includes: Work shopping of students own projects.
1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Week 3Formative assessment: Planning work on Sound assessment
Includes: Work shopping of students own projects.
1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Weeks 4-6
Formative assessment: Peer Assessment on Lighting and Sound assessments.
Includes: Communication theory and group activities.
1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Week 7-8

Formative assessment: Planning work on Mix Sound assessment
Includes: Work shopping of students own projects.

1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Weeks 9-10
Formative assessment: Peer Assessment on Mix Sound (select groups)
Includes: Communication theory and group activities.
Week 11
Focus: Feedback session with your teacher1.1. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References


Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions 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:
A teamwork plan with details of how it was generated and how it will be monitored so that team goals can be met
Techniques in communicating information, dealing with team conflict and resolving issues
Knowledge of organisational goals, objectives and plans.
 


Assessment Tasks

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

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

Holistic Assessment: Please be aware that assessment for this competency is associated with the assessment for Implement Lighting Designs PERF5064C and Mix Sound Sources VART5970C summative assessments. See the related Course Guides for further details.

Formative Assessment

1. Lighting Assessment: preparation, peer assessment and self reflection
You will work in your lighting groups to prepare for your practical lighting assessment during ‘Promote Team Effectiveness’ class time. You are then expected to Peer Assess your team members performance using the Team Rubric. The planning work is to be completed during weeks 2 - 3 with the peer assessment to be conducted progressively in accross weeks 3 - 6. You are also expected to answer 10 questions about the outcomes, cohesion, participation and facilitation of your team effectiveness skills during the lighting exercise in April. This is due to be completed by TAFE Week 12, Semester 1.

2. Mix Sound Assessment: Preparation, peer assessment and self reflection
You will work in your sound groups, and then prepare for your mixing assessment during ‘Promote Team Effectiveness’ class time. You are then expected to Peer Assess your team members performance using the Team Rubric. The planning work is to be completed during weeks 7 - 10 with the peer assessment to be conducted progressively in accross weeks 10 - 13.You are also expected to answer 10 questions about the outcomes, cohesion, participation and facilitation of your team effectiveness skills during the sound mixing exercise in May. This is due to be completed by TAFE Week 16, Semester 1.

Summative Assessment

3.Practical work.
The teamwork skills demonstrated on both the Lighting Shoot (Implement Lighting Designs PERF5064C) and Mix Sound mix (Mix Sound Sources VART5970C) .

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 or your teacher.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

 

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Go to Student Feedback at RMIT on the RMIT website

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Go to the Student Progress Policy on the RMIT website.

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity on the RMIT website.

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