Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL5884C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5215 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:bronwyn.tanti@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit of competency.

Course Description

This unit of competency  describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.

This unit of competency applies to managers and focuses on the need for managers to be organised, focussed and skilled, in order to effectively manage the work of others. As such it is an important unit of competency for most managers, particularly as managers serve as role models and have a significant influence on the work culture and patterns of behaviour.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Element:

1 Establish personal work goals
2 Set and meet own work priorities
3 Develop and maintain professional competence

Performance Criteria:

1 Establish personal work goals

1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning and organisation
1.2 Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation’s plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities
1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and contingencies


2 Set and meet own work priorities

2.1 Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives
2.2 Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
2.3 Maintain appropriate work–life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to

3 Develop and maintain professional competence

3.1 Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans
3.2 Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence
3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence
3.4 Undertake participation in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships
3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge


Learning Outcomes




On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will study manage personal work priorities and professional development concepts in the workshop sessions and online (Blackboard discussion) engagement, prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.


Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule is determined after negotiation with the industry partner and the individual student. Generally workshops will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Each workshop will be linked to a unit of competency. Attendance to each workshop will be based on the student’s individual learning plan.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning resources such as unit reading, unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit of competency will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects, responses to a range of underpinning knowledge questions and the development of an evidence portfolio linked to the unit elements and workplace practice. An upfront assessment to develop an individual learning plan will occur. Individual assessment appointments will be undertaken with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.
 


Assessment Tasks

A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this particular competency. The assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the essential aspects of evidence as outlined in the unit of competency: BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including responses to task questions, in class activities, case studies, and the development of project work in consultation with the Course Coordinator ( assessor) and the student’s workplace.
Student will also be asked to complete an evidence portfolio documenting workplace practise as linked to the unit of competency. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their Course Coordinator to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Matrix

A combination of assessment activities based on each individual student’s learning plans may be developed as required.
Assessments will be based on the level of the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience as ascertained at a workplace meeting where workplace evidence is discussed and presented.
At completion of the course an evidence portfolio will validate competence with the assessment task activities’ completed for any competency gaps.


BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional developmentTask Questions In class activities Project Work Evidence portfolio of work practise
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