Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: EMPL5229C

Course ID: 032712

Course Title: Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

School: 345T Creative Media

Program Code: C5134 - Diploma of Screen

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact Email: adam.lovell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 15

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

In this course, students learn the skills and knowledge needed to access, increase and update their knowledge of the film, television, radio and multimedia industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFGEN01A Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge

Element:

Seek information on industry employment obligations and opportunities

Performance Criteria:

·  Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:

·  career opportunities and career paths within the industry

·  the roles, responsibilities and employment rights of contracted freelance workers within the industry

·  the roles, responsibilities and interrelationships of individual personnel in an industry environment

·  unions and employer bodies

·  professional associations

·  industrial relations issues - awards and enterprise bargaining agreements, non award areas

·  cultural issues

·  Correctly apply industry information on employment opportunities and obligations in day-to-day work activities

Element:

Seek information on new technologies

Performance Criteria:

 
·  Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:

·  advances in any type of equipment or technology used within the industry

·  likely effects of new technology on current work practices and the structure of the organisation and industry, and the community

·  ways of upgrading skills to include the use of new technology

·  sources of technical advice and support

·  Correctly apply industry information on technological advances in day-to-day work activities
Element: 

Element:

Seek information on the structure and operation of the industry

Performance Criteria:

Correctly identify and access sources of information on the industry

·  Obtain information to assist effective work performance within the industry, including information on:

·  different sectors of the industry, their relationships and the products and services available in each sector

·  major industry bodies/associations

·  relationships with other industries

·  different markets and their relevance to industry sectors

·  differentdistribution channels for industry products and services

·  economic and/or social significance of the industry

·  the role of local communities

·  specific features of the local/regional industry

·  working arrangements

·  Access information on the specific sector of work

·  Correctly apply industry information in day-to-day work activities

Element:

Update industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

Continually apply informal and/or formal research to update general knowledge of the industry

·  Monitor current issues of concern to the industry

·  Share updated knowledge with customers and colleagues as appropriate, and incorporate information into day-to-day work activities


Learning Outcomes


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Overview of Learning Activities


Details of Learning Activities

You will hear from a range of industry professional in a Q& A style session . These people will offer a cross section view from the practicising industry. You will also be asked to research an aspect of the industry that you are interested in exploring and report back to the rest of the class.


Teaching Schedule


Week 1            Orientation

Week 2             Guest speaker

Week 3             Guest speaker

Week 4             Guest speaker

Week 5             Industry visit
   
Week 6             Guest speaker

Week 7             Reserach project

Week 8             Presenations

Week 9             Presentations

Week 10            Presentations

Overview of Learning Resources


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text rrequired


References


Other Resources

NA


Overview of Assessment

Business card design & presentation 30%
Industry research project 35%
Event preparation and presentation 35%


Assessment Tasks

You will be required to submit a

Research paper that evidences research in an industry area of your choice      30%

Make a presenation to class highlighting  a chosen aspect of the film or television industry 40%

Interview and ask questions of guest speakers         30%

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