Course Title: Work effectively in the screen and media industries

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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 Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Teacher:

Rebekha Naim
03 9925 4849
rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

 

 

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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
guidelines.
3.5 Undertake all work with due regard to OHS requirements and procedures.

Element:

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

Week  Class ContentElements
Week 1Focus: Course overview, course guide review, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: An overview of the TV Industry and your Social Media Presence.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
Week 2Formative Assessment; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2

Week 3Formative Assessment; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2

Week 4Formative Assessment; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2

Week 5

Formative Assessment; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.

Summative Assessment; Case Study due today.

Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Element 4
4.1, 4.2


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


References

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

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 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

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.

Please note that 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

•Notes from 3-4 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, Semester 1.

Summative Assessment

Case Study

You are required to put together a Case Study on a Wiki page in Blackboard that demonstrates your ability to identify a particular Television Company (or department or individual) and their role within the TV Industry and present it to class. It is due in TAFE Week 5, Semester 1.

The aim of this assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to source and apply industry information, identify industry laws and regulations and update and maintain industry knowledge. Please refer to the Commonwealth Training Unit in Blackboard (online) to ensure you cover the performance criteria for these elements.

Pick one of the Case Study methods below to complete your assessment:

1. Record an interview with a notable audiovisual employer or employee who interests you. Ensure to discuss; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, their client market, day to day business, new technology used by the company and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how they avoid this possibility in the first place.

2. Review a notable Audiovisual Company describing; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, client market and day to day business, new technology used by the company, and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how they avoid this possibility in the first place.

3. Invent an Audiovisual Company you would love to own and run, describing; the company and it’s people, it’s role in the industry, company highlights, client market and day to day business, new technology used by the company and company goals. You must also include information on the laws and regulations affecting the company and its work, including the implications of breaching these laws and how you plan to avoid this possibility in the first place.

Your Case Study must demonstrate that it is your own work and it must also demonstrate your ability to source a range of information on one person, company or department in the Audiovisual Industry. Please include a bibliography and be sure reference details taken from websites and other areas to avoid plagiarism. If you are conducting an interview, please include the details of the interview (length, date, venue and questions).

Grading This assignment is a summative assessment and attributes to the grade applied to this unit.
Progress on this assignment may be monitored on a regular basis.

Final date for submission: Tuesday 11th March 2014 (TAFE WEEK 5)

 

The grades in this unit are as follows:

CA   Competency Achieved
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

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.

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.

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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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