Course Title: Manage a project

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: BUSM9899C

Course Title: Manage a project

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5181 - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Clare Renner - Programs Manager

Building 94, level 2, room 6
23–27 Cardigan Street, South Carlton
9925 4047 (phone); 9925 4362 (fax)

E-mail address:
Tel. 9925 4047

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

This competency is taught within the Refine Writing specialisations that students must complete to qualify for the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing.                           

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It focuses on essential project management and the need to meet deadlines. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM03A Manage a project


1. Determine the scope of project

Performance Criteria:



2. Develop a plan for the limited project or section of the larger project

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3. Administer and monitor the project

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4. Review project against the plan                              

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Learning Outcomes

Not applicable

Details of Learning Activities

1.    Lectures
2.    Presentations
3.    Guest speakers
4.    Workshopping, self-criticism of written work, providing oral critiques of others’ work
5.    Online reading and exercises

Teaching Schedule

See writing specialisation course outlines for teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

See writing specialisation course outlines for resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes short exercises and demonstration of this competency within a chosen Writing Specialisation.

    Assessment Tasks

    This competency is assessed separately through 2 written assignments and also through the projects you complete in your chosen writing specialisations.

    1. Written exercise designed to show your understanding of what is involved in managing a project.. To be submitted by March 6
    2. Written exercise designed to encourage you to reflect on the skills you have developed while managing your project. To be submitted by October 23
    3. Your competency in collecting, organising and communicating information is also assessed within your Refine Writing and Editing Specialisations.You should refer to the assessment tasks outlined in your chosen Refine Writing and Editing Specialisation course for assessment details.

    Assessment Matrix

    Not applicable

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