Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5136

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2009

Course Contact: Hazel Sims

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1316

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to manage personal work priorities and professional development.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBFLM501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development


01 Establish personal work goals

02 Set and meet own work priorities

03 Develop and maintain professional competence

Learning Outcomes

Students will discover their responsibility in managing their own performance and professional development.  The outcomes required to manage their own performance and professional development are identified and the opportunity to practise same in the workplace.  Emphasis is placed on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using strategies to develop further competence.  The use of technology for recording timekeeping, word processing and worksheets are used.

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: class exercises, reading, internet research, journal reflective writing, practical placement and observation. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, small group work, online activities, reading and reflection on various activities and  the current Practical Work Placement, in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.