Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EMPL5850C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact : Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4838

Course Contact Email:robyn.blaikie@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean
fiona.dean@rmit.edu.au
9925 4650

Nominal Hours: 60

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 specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Element:

1. Establish personal work goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning and organisation
1.2. Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation's plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities
1.3. Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and contingencies

Element:

2. Set and meet own work priorities

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives
2.2. Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
2.3. Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to

Element:

3. Develop and maintain professional competence

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans
3.2. Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence
3.3. Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence
3.4. Undertake participation in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships
3.5. Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge


Learning Outcomes


This unit focuses on developing the skills to be organised, focused and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 

Group discussion 

Research assignments

Guest speakers

Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

Work placement
Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and Directed Study and you are expected to participate in professional placement. You work independently to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit.


Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources

Semester 1

Week 1
Establishing personal work goals
Reflecting organisation’s plans in personal work goals
E1

Week 2
Measuring personal performance in the workplace
Demonstrating how work goals are managed, personal development plans
E1

Week 3
Setting and meeting own work priorities
Assessing personal knowledge and skills against relevant standards to determine development needs and priorities

Week 4
Achieving personal, team and organisational goals and objectives
Using technology to manage work priorities
E1
Assessment Task 1: Evidence Guide

Week 5
Work-life balance, managing stress and health
Developing and maintaining professional competence
E1

Week 6
Identifying learning style/s and how they relate to individuals
Seeking and using feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence
E2

Week 7
Identifying, evaluating, selecting and using development opportunities
Undertaking participation in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships
E2, E3

Week 8
Identifying and developing new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
Types of work methods and practices that can improve personal performance
E2, E3

Week 9
Being a mentor in the workplace
Strategies for mentoring in the workplace
E2
Week 10
Assisting with personal work planning and organisation
E1
Assessment Task 2: Project 1 – Q&A/Research


Week 11
Time Management
Prioritising
E1 E2

Week 12
Healthy living – Health programs
Self- assessment strategies
E1 E2

Week 13
Reflecting and reviewing work plan
Feedback: Seeking it, Acting on it
E2 E3

Week 14
Reviewing personal performance in the workplace
Feedback: Seeking it, Acting on it
E2, E3

Week 15
Dealing with stress
Constructive criticism
E2, E3

Week 16
Reviewing work-life balance
Feedback: Seeking it, Acting on it
E2, E3
Assessment Task 3: Project 2 – Oral presentation/Q&A – Managing and reviewing personal work priorities and professional development

Week 17-18
Assessment Interview – Evidence guide, Project 1,2, Evidence of practical experience managing personal work priorities and professional development; e.g Observation/Demonstration, Third party
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick and City Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate the critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit.Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc


Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1: Evidence Guide
Assessment Task 2: Project 1 – Q&A/Research
Assessment Task 3: Project 2 – Oral presentation/Q&A – Managing and reviewing personal work priorities professional development

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available from the course contact person (stated above).
 

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
 

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.
 

Special Consideration - 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 see the RMIT website for further information. www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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