Course Title: Communicate effectively with arts professionals

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEDU6054C

Course Title: Communicate effectively with arts professionals

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

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

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849
Email: rebekha.naim@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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

None.

Course Description

When you work in the live production industry, you could be working in the public or private sector and  interacting with arts professionals in contexts such as community projects, exhibitions, events or festivals. This means it is important that you are able to communicate in a positive way with a wide range of people. This unit delivers the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively with a range of arts professionals around cultural and business activities. It includes a series of seminars delivered by industry professionals giving insight into their careers and introducing you to possible career paths.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVIND401A Communicate effectively with arts professionals

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1. Determine communication requirements

Performance Criteria:

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">1.1 In consultation with relevant personnel, identify arts professionals with whom communication is needed<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">1.2 Clarify the type of information needed from the perspective of both parties<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">1.3 Gather information to support the communication process<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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Element:

2. Exchange information with arts professionals

Performance Criteria:

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.1 Organise mutually convenient interactions with arts professionals<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.2 Communicate purpose and expected outcomes of interactions with arts professionals<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.3 Present information in formats appropriate to contexts and within required timeframes<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.4 Seek information from arts professionals to meet identified needs within required timeframes<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.5 Establish rapport with arts professionals using verbal and non-verbal communication processes <o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.6 Identify and act on potential barriers to effective communication with arts professionals<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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3. Establish and maintain professional relationships

Performance Criteria:

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.1 Establish relationships in a manner that promotes goodwill and trust between own organisation and arts professionals<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.2 Build trust and respect in business relationships through use of effective communication skills and techniques<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.3 Identify and take up opportunities to maintain regular contact with arts professionals<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.4 Proactively seek and act on information needed to maintain sound business relationships<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.5 Honour agreements within the scope of individual responsibility<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.6 Nurture relationships through regular contact and use of effective interpersonal and communication styles<o:p></o:p></font></font>

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Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

You will have developed the communication skills needed to:

  • discuss and negotiate issues with arts professionals in a mutually beneficial way
  • relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities
  • work collaboratively with others to establish rapport and build relationships with arts professionals
  • view issues from the perspective of others and anticipate reactions accordingly
     


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 presenters and resources.  
 Class NumberClass ActivitiesAssessments Covered
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Lecture and class discussion on the industry, including a presentation from Bek Naim on her career in the Live Production and Technical Services industry.

From Week 1 to 5, there will be a series of lectures given by industry professionals. These guest speakers will be giving you information on their professional experience in industry and you are expected to ask questions. You will be taking notes and sharing these notes with your assessor as part of the assessment for this unit.

 
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Special guest presentations from Live Production and Technical Services professionals on their careers.

Ask questions, take notes and show them to your assessor
 3Special guest presentations from Live Production and Technical Services professionals on their careers.Ask questions, take notes and show them to your assessor
 4Special guest presentations from Live Production and Technical Services professionals on their careers.Ask questions, take notes and show them to your assessor
 5Special guest presentations from Live Production and Technical Services professionals on their careers.

Ask questions, take notes and show them to your assessor


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None


References

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

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of knowledge of skills and underpinning theory .


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 discussions

Develop and engage in informed and appropriate arts industry discussion and apply effective communication skills and analysis by asking questions and taking notes when entertainment industry professionals present to class.

This assessment is ongoing from Week 2 to 5 and written feedback will be provided 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 demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

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