Course Title: Work effectively in the screen and media industries

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 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


3. Perform own job role effectively.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Apply values of the organisation to job role.
3.2 Take responsibility for own personal
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.


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.


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

• guest lectures and class discussions
• peer learning
• industry research

Out of class self-directed learning activities include but are not limited to; revision and editing of class notes, private research, project work and preparation for assessment. It may also include assessment tasks out of class. This will be monitored during classes through question/answer sessions.

Teaching Schedule

 Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
Week  Class content & assessments covered
Week 1Focus: Course overview, course guide review, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: An overview of the TV Industry and your Social Media Presence.
Week 2Assessment task; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing.
Week 3Assessment task; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Note taking; online note taking/writing
Week 4Assessment task; Guest lecture by an Industry Professional.
Includes: Group discussion and note taking.
Week 5

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

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts



You are advised to look at the course links and references in Blackboard for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

Your teacher will provide you with the necessary resources in classes and you must bring note taking materials to classes. This may be a laptop, tablet, smart phone or note paper and pen.

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

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).

Assessment Tasks

Notes from 3-4 guest speaker presentations

Develop and engage in informed and appropriate arts industry discussion and apply effective interpersonal and communication skills by asking questions and taking notes when entertainment industry professionals present to class. This assessment will occur in classes 2 - 5 with written feedback when classes finish.

Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

The marking guide criteria for this assessment can be found on the course Blackboard site.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix is available in Blackboard.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


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. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, 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 Progress (web link)

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

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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 (web link)

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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