Course Title: Develop Work Priorities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: EMPL7004C

Course Title: Develop Work Priorities

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5145 - Diploma of Business (Advertising)

Course Contact : Seymour Jacobson

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 1563

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator and Teacher
Name: Sylwia Greda-Bogusz
Phone: 9925 5441

Nominal Hours: 50

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to plan own work schedules, monitor and obtain feedback on work performance and development.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN402A Develop Work Priorities


1. Plan and complete own work schedule

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workgroup plans are prepared to reflect consideration of resources, client needs and workgroup targets
1.2 Work objectives and priorities are analysed and incorporated into personal schedules and responsibilities
1.3 Factors affecting the achievement of work objectives are identified and contingencies established and incorporated into work plans
1.4 Business technology is used efficiently and effectively to manage and monitor planning completion and scheduling of tasks


2. Monitor own work performance

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Personal performance standards are identified and analysed through self-assessment and feedback from others on the achievement of work objectives
2.2 Feedback on performance is actively sought from colleagues and clients and evaluated in context of individual and group requirements
2.3 Variations in the quality of service and products are routinely identified and reported in accordance with organisational requirements


3. Coordinate professional development

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Personal knowledge and skills are assessed against competency standards performance descriptions to determine development needs and priorities
3.2 Opportunities for improvement and sources of learning are researched and planned in liaison with colleagues
3.3 Feedback is used to identify and develop ways to improve competence within available opportunities
3.4 New skills are identified and professional development activities are accessed and completed to facilitate continuous learning and career development
3.5 Records and documents relating to achievements and assessments are stored and maintained in accordance with organisational requirements

Learning Outcomes

The objective of this competency is to give learners the skills and knowledge required to plan their own work schedules and monitor and obtain feedback on their own work performance and development.

Details of Learning Activities

Students are required to attend all classes to participate in class and online activities. The class activities provide an opportunity to develop skills and apply theory to real life situations. The learning activities students will take a role in are:
• Case studies
• Project work
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Team activities
• Peer interaction
• Games and simulations
• Reflection and discussion and debating
• Reading the text book
• Accessing materials on line

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningWeekly ScheduleCompetency/References
Week 1 – 7th JulyIntroduction and Course Overview 
Week 2 – 14th JulyDevelop plans to meet requirementsPlan and complete own work schedule
Benjamin 2002, p.5-10
Assessment 1 Topic
Week 3 – 21st JulyPrioritise and schedule work objectivesPlan and complete own work schedule
Benjamin 2002, p.10-23
Assessment 1 Topic
Week 4 – 28th JulyTools to manage and monitor progressPlan and complete own work schedule
Benjamin 2002, p.24-34
Assessment 1 Topic
 Week 5 – 4th AugSetting and assessing own performance

 Monitor own work performance

Assessment 1 Topic
Benjamin 2002, p.38-48

 Week 6 – 11th AugFormalising the performance appraisal process Monitor own work performance
Benjamin 2002, p.49-55
Assessment 1 Topic
Week 7 – 18th Aug Frameworks to evaluate own knowledge and skills.
Learning Contract
Coordinate professional development
Benjamin 2002, p.60-68
Assessment 1 Topic
 Week 8 – 25th AugMethods and sources of learningCoordinate professional development
Benjamin 2002, p.69-74
Assessment 1 Topic
 Monday 1st September to Friday 5th September  Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation)
 Week 9 – 8th SepCompetency Based Training Framework NITS website
 Week 10 – 15th SeptOpportunities to obtain guidanceCoordinate professional development
Benjamin 2002, p.75-82
Assessment 1 Topic
 Week 11 –22nd SeptRecording development activitiesCoordinate professional development
Benjamin 2002, p.83-94
Assessment 1 Topic
 Week 12 – 29th SepCommunicating Personal Work Priorities Cole p. 208-233
Assessment 1 Topic
 Week 13 – 6th OctBusiness Technology in managing own scheduling and planningDwyer p. 36-75
Cole p.214
Assessment 1 Topic
Conclusion of Assessment 1 (Students presentations 15%)
 Week 14 – 13th OctRevision and Learning ContractAssessment 1 due and finalised (E-Journal 15%)
 Week 15 – 20th Oct EXAMAssessment 2 Exam (40%)
 Week 16 – 27th OctE-Journal and Tool Box activities discussion

Feedback and improvement

Assessment 3 Learning Contract due (30%)
Compton p.219
Cole p.422-443
 Week 17 – 3rd NovFeedback – Open discussion 
 Week 18 – 10th NovPerformance Feedback on Learning Contracts 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Benjamin N. (2002)- Develop Work Priorities, Prentice Hill, Pearson Education French Forest NSW
Tool Box:


Recommended Reading

Cole K. (2005)- Management: The Theory and Practice, 3rd ed, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW

Compton R., Morrissey W., Nankervis A. (2006) – Effective Recruitment &Selection Practices. CCH a Wolters Kluwer business

Dwyer J. (2006) – The Business Communication Handbook. 7th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall

Online Learning Materials
Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web site, clicking on Students, under IT Information and Services there is a link to the Online Learning Hub. Log in and click on EMPL7004C Develop Work Priorities. It is essential to have access to an internet connected computer outside of class times. Internet connected computers are available in the Business Labs on Level 3 of Building 108, 239 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Useful Websites This website is a useful resource for your assessment tasks The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email Learning Query service. The site is designed to assist students develop the capabilities for tertiary study.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent students have to at least pass all assessment tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 (30%) comprising of:
15% - Group delivery on assigned topics over 12 weeks as per teaching schedule.
15% Individual Weekly E-Journal entries/Tool Box Activities

Assessment 2 (40%) – TEST – essay questions

Assessment 3 (30%)
Learning Contract

Assessment Matrix

Students will be assessed directly against a mixture of the elements and performance criteria listed in Key Competencies Unit.

ElementTask 1Task 2Task 3
Plan and complete own work scheduleXXX
Monitor own work performanceXXX
Coordinate professional developmentXXX

Other Information

For information regarding Academic Administration Procedures, e.g. Special Consideration, Plagiarism, Submission of Assessments, Attendance Requirements etc., please refer to your Student Diary Pages 134-160, or the Student Website

Teacher Contact
Out of class communication to all students will occur using the RMIT student email. It is essential that you check your email and Blackboard prior to attending each class. Consultation times will be made available to you in the first week of classes. Consultations may also be arranged via email.
Self Managed Learning
Students will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Exercises are provided to the students to facilitate

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