Course Title: Team Work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5124L

Course Title: Team Work

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5166 - Diploma of Textiles Clothing and Footwear

Course Contact : Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9214

Course Contact Email:rhonda.ingwersen@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kirsty Gorter - kirsty.gorter@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

Teamwork in the Fashion Industry

Course Description

Frontline management has a key role in leading, participating in, facilitating and empowering work teams/groups within the context of the organisation. They play a prominent part in motivating, mentoring, coaching and developing team members, and in achieving team cohesion.



National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSXFMI504A Participate in, lead and facilitate work teams

Element:

BSXFMI504A/01 Participate in team planning

Performance Criteria:

a. The team establishes clearly defined purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities within the organisations goals and objectives.
b. The team performance plan contributes to the organisations business plan, policies and practices.
c. The team agrees to processes tomonitor and adjust its performance within the organisations continuous improvement policies.
d. The team includes in its plans ways in which it can benefit from the diversity of its membership.

Element:

BSXFMI504A/02 Develop team commitment and co-operation

Performance Criteria:

a. The team uses open communication processes to obtain and share information.
b. The team encourages and exploits innovation and initiative.
c. Support is provided to the team to develop mutual concern and camaraderie.

Element:

BSXFMI504A/03 Manage and develop team performance

Performance Criteria:

a. The team is supported in making decisions within its agreed roles and responsibilities.
b. The results achieved by the team contribute positively to the organisations business plans.
c. Team and individual competencies are monitored regularly to confirm that the team is able to achieve its goals.
d. Mentoring and coaching supportsteam members to enhance their knowledge and skills.
e. Delegates performance is monitored to confirm that they have completed their delegation/assignment.

Element:

BSXFMI504A/04 Participate in, and facilitate the work team

Performance Criteria:

a. Team effectiveness is encouraged and enhanced through active participation in team activities and communication processes.
b. Individuals and teams are actively encouraged to take individual and joint responsibility for their actions.
c. The diversity of individuals knowledge and skills is used to enhance team performance.
d. The team receives support to identify and resolve problems which impede its performance.


Learning Outcomes


This course covers team activities such as simulations, case studies and project based learning in areas that focus on:
1. Examining ways in which a team can establish clearly defined purposes, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, and how diversification of members can benefit the team
2. Recognising how the team performance plan can contribute to the organisation’s business plan, policies and practices, and how to monitor and adjust performance to match continuous improvement policies
3. Developing team commitment and co-operation by means of a fashion group activity or project as part of a team
4. Identifying ways of encouraging and developing innovation and initiative within the team
5. Identifying ways of providing support within a team to identify and resolve problems which impede the team’s performance
6. Monitoring of individual and team competencies to achieve set goals
7. Developing mentoring and coaching support skills to enhance members knowledge and skills and to use these skills to enhance team performance
8. Monitoring team members performance
9. Fostering active participation in team activities and communication processes
10. Encouraging individual and joint responsibility for actions


Details of Learning Activities

Each lesson will explore different aspects of how and why teams are successful or do not succeed. The topics are listed in the Teaching Schedule below.
Students will participate in practical activities, small team brainstorming, and reports to class.
Industry Experts will speak on how teams operate in their area of the Fashion Industry.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduce course. Review Certificate IV ‘Teamwork in the Fashion Industry’.
Organisational Behaviour. “ Assessing Occupational Status” handout
Week 2
Attitudes & how they influence the team experience; “Rating Group Experience” handout
Week 3
Personality; Myers Briggs Personality Indicator , Learning Preferences
Week 4
Emotional Intelligence; reflection and improvement
Week 5
Personality types with job characteristics - Belbin Questionnaire
Week 6
Report Writing; Topic; Mind-mapping – Analyse a job add
Week 7
Report Writing; rough outline using Mind-map
Week 8
What makes a good Resume’/ Curriculum vitae (Bring existing Resume or CV)

Week 9
Draft letter addressing key job requirements
Week 10
Leadership Concepts and Theories – what makes a good leader?


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Collect, analyse and organise ideas and information and use this information appropriately to their work responsibility by giving and receiving feedback
2. Contribute to the production of a written or oral project report as part of a team
3. Communicate effectively by selecting and using appropriate communication methods and technologies which enhance the team’s ability to reach planned goals (include information management systems)
4. Plan and organise activities, and make decisions within responsibility and authority
5. Work with others in a team to establish a commitment to the company’s goals, values and plans
6. Solve problems and deal with conflict before it effects the team’s performance
7. Encourage team to openly propose, discuss and resolve issues and reward and support team’s achievement


Assessment Tasks

Assessment is progressive and will happen in scheduled class time. In every lesson Students will participate in practical activities and small group/team brainstorming sessions. (The 8 topics covered are listed in the Teaching Schedule above.) Teams will report findings orally and in writing. 100%

If students miss a lesson they will need to complete a written task to be emailed to the teacher with in two weeks from when the lesson was missed.


Assessment Matrix

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