Course Title: Value diversity

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL5678C

Course Title: Value diversity

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4240 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Services)

Course Contact : Lauren Weaver

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4622

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

No pre-requisite is required for this unit of competency, however this unit is part of an Industry based program, offered to trainee Court Registrars.

Course Description

This course covers promotion of the value of workplace diversity and the contribution it makes to effective work practices, the generation of new ideas, and the organisation’s responsiveness to the community. It includes promoting the benefits of workplace diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPGOV408A Value diversity


1. Promote the benefits of diversity

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The diversity of the workgroup is analysed to identify the strengths and differences that benefit both staff and the organisation.
1.2 Workplace diversity issues, benefits and risks are explained to others using language and supporting material suitable to their needs and the situations they are likely to experience.
1.3 Diversity training and awareness programs are identified and promoted to encourage and support others to appreciate the benefits of diversity.
1.4 Opportunities for leadership in, and advocacy of, workplace diversity are identified and utilised within own area of responsibility.


2. Contribute to diversity outcomes

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Currency is maintained in knowledge of diversity principles and practices that are applied in the workplace.
2.2 Others are assisted to access and use legislation, policy and guidelines to ensure work practices contribute to diversity benefits.
2.3 Development and use of a range of communication styles is modelled and fostered to respond to the diversity of the workplace and its clients.
2.4 Targeted responses to the needs of the organisation's diverse client group/s are identified and implemented in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.
2.5 Feedback on diversity policies, strategies and practices/services is provided to managers in accordance with organisational procedures.

Learning Outcomes

 See Elements.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers promotion of the value of workplace diversity and the contribution it makes to effective work practices, the generation of new ideas, and the organisation’s responsiveness to the community. It includes promoting the benefits of workplace diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.
In practice, diversity is promoted in the context of other generalist or specialist work activities such as upholding and supporting the public service values, providing input to change, contributing to policy development and implementation, delivering client services, managing contracts, etc.

Teaching Schedule

Students take part in a variety of workshops and experiential activities to embrace the concept of diversity, and how it applies in the workplace, and in the role of a court registrar.  Students take part in sessions delivered by the Diversity Issues Unit of the Dept Justice, Koori Justice Unit, and Justice for refugees program, as they explore the elements of diversity in the workplace, and the community.  A full day of the Intensive training program is devoted to the concept of diversity, which take place in part 1 of the program.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All resources for this unit can be found on the blackboard system.

Students must also access departmental policies and procedures to complete set assessment tasks.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including one or more of the following: written test, open book exam, case studies, class presentation, group project, role play scenarios, practical demonstrations, observations, reports, quizzes, and fieldwork assignments.  

Assessment Tasks

Scenario based assignment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessments have been designed to cover all Learning Outcomes and will be graded in accordance with RMIT’s Mark Table 1.2b which is as follows:
Competency Achieved
Used where competency-based assessment applies

Not Yet Competent
Used where competency-based assessment applies – This is always a Final Grade

Did Not Submit for Assessment.
*This grade is only to be used where a student enrols in a course and does not withdraw and does not participate in assessment, regardless of whether the student is of ‘confirmed’ status or not.

Nationally Recognised Training Package qualifications and State accredited courses are delivered in accordance with competency-based assessments.
All written work must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner
3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic
4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research
5. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in font style Aerial or Times New Roman.


Other Information

Extensions will not be granted by teachers or Administrative staff.
In accordance with RMIT policy, students may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
a) Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
b) Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
c) Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or graded.
Students must keep a copy of their paper until the graded essay has been returned or marks have been posted.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing as though it is one’s own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.
You must acknowledge the use of another person’s work or ideas. If texts or ideas are reproduced they are to be clearly acknowledged in one of the conventional ways, such as by use of quotation marks, indentation for longer passages and clear citation of the source. Failure to separate one’s own contribution from that of another constitutes plagiarism, which may result in course failure to University expulsion.

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address.

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