Course Title: Conduct research

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5134

Course Title: Conduct research

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 35.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Barbara Gliddon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254072

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide information in any aspect of the cultural industries and in particular to research the information needed to support the development of operation, project and/or production and identify sources of material for inclusion.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSRAD02A Conduct research


Analyse research findings

Clarify and confirm purpose of research

Identify and access sources of information

Provide information in appropriate format

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Using two methods of research involving a range of source material students will compile an analytical document summarised and organised for class presentation. The document will underpin students’ creative writing work in either fiction or non-fiction.

Research and compilation 50%

Analysis and presentation 50%