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
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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.
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
1.1 The diversity of the workgroup is analysed to identify the strengths and differences that benefit both staff and the organisation.
2. Contribute to diversity outcomes
2.1 Currency is maintained in knowledge of diversity principles and practices that are applied in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
Scenario based assignment.
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:
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.
PRESENTATION OF WORK:
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.
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.
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