Course Title: Work effectively in the screen and media industries

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: EMPL5891C

Course Title: Work effectively in the screen and media industries

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4295 - Certificate IV in Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher:

Rebekha Naim
03 9925 4849



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-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a team environment in the film, broadcasting and digital media industries.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFIND301B Work effectively in the screen and media industries


1. Communicate effectively with others.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Discuss and agree on own tasks and responsibilities in ways that promote good working relationships.
1.2 Negotiate changes to duties in a constructive manner that takes into account the importance of collaboration to the effectiveness and productivity of work in the industry.
1.3 Share information about the results of own work with others who require the information.
1.4 Treat others courteously and in ways that acknowledge their contribution to productions or projects .
1.5 Take into account particular production or project issues that colleagues or clients may have and the
protocols to use in resolving them.
1.6 Participate in negotiations to find workable solutions to conflicts that have the potential to reduce personal and team productivity.
1.7 Complete workplace documentation as required.


2. Take responsibility for own personal development.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Complete enterprise-specific or other training as appropriate.
2.2 Identify opportunities for ongoing professional development and take appropriate action in consultation with relevant personnel.
2.3 Maintain currency of own industry knowledge through a variety of sources and apply information in day-to-day work activities to enhance quality of work performance.
2.4 Respond positively to constructive feedback on own performance and take action to improve as required.


3. Perform own job role effectively.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply values of the organisation to job role.
3.2 Follow organisational work procedures, protocols and other guidelines.
3.3 Comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements .
3.4 Comply with relevant industry codes of practice and
3.5 Undertake all work with due regard to OHS requirements and procedures.


4. Participate in quality improvement activities.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Contribute ideas about improving work practices and productivity in appropriate forums .
4.2 Participate in and provide feedback on initiatives aimed at improving work practices.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will develop knowledge of the television 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 ContentAssessmentElements
1Focus: Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
2 Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 Formative assessment 1
3 Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 Formative assessment 1 1-4
4 Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 Formative assessment 1 1-4
5 Formative Assessment; Guest lecture.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
 Formative assessment 1&2 1-4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


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 when researching for this course.

Other Resources

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

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Perform work tasks according to organisational requirements and values
Comply with requirements of relevant legislation and regulations
Source and apply information about industry issues and developments
Collaborative approach to work
Effective communication skills in a team environment. 

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 week 5.

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 6, 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

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

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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