Course Title: Promote team effectiveness

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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
• Work shopping of students’ own projects
* Peer and self review

Out of class activities may include:
• Group project based work 


Teaching Schedule

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 1 SEM 1Focus: Course overview, group activities and theory
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
Element 1
1.1

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
3.1

Week 2 SEM 1
Session 1: Understanding Self and Others; Communication theory and techniques
Includes: Group games.
Element 2
2.4

Element 3
3.3

Element 4
4.4

Week 3 SEM 1Session 2: Communication techniques
Includes: Group games.

 

Element 1
1.1. 1.2

 

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

 

Weeks 4-6

SEM 1

Formative assessment: Planning work / Peer Assessment / Self Assessment on Lighting.
Includes: Personal Development work
Element 1
1.1. 1.2

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

 

Weeks 7-9

SEM 1

Formative assessment: Planning work / Peer Assessment / Self Assessment on Mix Audio.
Includes: Personal Development work
Element 1
1.1, 1.2

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

 

 

Weeks 11-12

SEM 1

Final sessions: Review, final assessments, teacher feedback.Element 1
1.1

Element 2
2.1

Element 3
3.1

Element 4
4.4

Weeks 1-12

SEM 2

Class Sessions on AV set-ups and pack-downs

NB There is no class in week 7

Element 1
1.1. 1.2

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Weeks 13 & 14

SEM 2

Formative assessment: Planning work / Peer Assessment / Self Assessment on Presentation Technology.
 
Element 1
1.1. 1.2

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4

Weeks 15 & 16

SEM 2

Final sessions: Review, final assessments, teacher feedback.Element 1
1.1. 1.2

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

Element 4
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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a tablet 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

Please refer to the online Course Guide for full details, as well as the Information for Students on Assessment and Grading 2014. Grading criteria for this assessment can also be found on the course Blackboard site. The assessment tasks for this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Formative Assessment

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

2. Mix Sound: 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. You are also expected to answer 10 questions about the outcomes, cohesion, participation and facilitation of your team effectiveness skills during the Mix Sound exercise. This is due to be completed by TAFE Week 16, Semester 1.

3.Presentation Technology: Preparation, peer assessment and self-reflection
You will work in your Prepare Rig Test and Modify groups, and then prepare for your Presentation Technology assessment during ‘Promote Team Effectiveness’ class time. You are then expected to Peer Assess your team members’ performance using the Team Rubric. You are also expected to answer 10 questions about the outcomes, cohesion, participation and facilitation of your team effectiveness skills during the Presentation Technology exercise. This is due to be completed by TAFE Week 16, Semester 2.

Summative Assessment

4. Practical work
Full teamwork participation in both the Lighting exercise (Implement Lighting Designs PERF5064C), Mix Sound assessment (Mix Sound Sources VART5970C) in Semester 1, 2014 and Prepare Rig Test and Modify Vision Systems (MIET6092C) in Semester 2, 2014.

The grades which apply to this course, delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also uses graded assessment, 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

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.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

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

Work Placement
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
 

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