Course Title: Establish networks
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: BUSM6222C
Course Title: Establish networks
School: 345T Media and Communication
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5216 - Diploma of Screen and Media
Course Contact : Program Administration
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Nominal Hours: 35
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks. It covers the relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBREL401A Establish networks
Develop and maintain business networks
Establish and maintain business relationships
Promote the relationship
On successful completion of this unit, you will have accumulated network details and developed strategies for professional networking activities
Details of Learning Activities
You will participate in a range of class workshops and on location projects that will help equip you with the skills to successfully manage a film production to industry standard.
Activities will utilise blended learning with both face to face classes and online network tools that may combine:
- group discussion
- independent information gathering
- independent project based work
- teacher directed group activities/projects
- online information gathering and research
- networking events
|1||Types of networks||1|
|2||Government and other bodies and organisations||1.Formative: Industry organisations||1|
|3||Industry based networks||2|
|4||Networking strategies||1, 2|
|5||Web based businesses and services||2.Formative: Networked services||1, 2|
|6||Profile building||1, 2|
|7||Special interest groups||3.Formative: Associations, guilds and communities||1, 2, 3|
|10||Network building||1.Summative: Contact, participation and opportunities||3|
Students are expected to familiarise themselves with networks accessible through:
You will require access to the internet and a computer.
Resources will be introduced in class.
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information, plus
key network services used for crew and casting calls including:
- www.alliance.org.au Film Victoria
- http://film.vic.gov.au FILM VICTORIA industry directory
- http://www.filmmelbournedirectory.com/ Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA)
- www.spaa.org.au Australian Writers Guild (AWG)
- www.awg.com.au Association Directors Guild (ADG)
- www.adg.org.au Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)
- www.cinematographer.org.au Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM)
- www.atomvic.org Australian Screen Editors guild
- www.screeneditors.com Women in Film and Televsion (WIFT)
- www.wift.org Australian Video Producers Association
- www.avpa.com.au Screen Hub
- www.screenhub.com.au/ FilmNet
- http://filmnet.yuku.com/ Encore Directory
- www.encoredirectory.com.au AT2
- www2.at2casting.com StarNow
- www.starnow.com.au Quiet on set,
- www.quietonset.com.au/ Withoutabox
- www.withoutabox.com Filmlinker
- www.filmlinker.com Pozible
- www.pozible.com.au Kisckstarter
Overview of Assessment
Assessment calls for each student to present evidence of: Finding industry-relevant and useful organizations and networks and identifying their core objectives and policies;
Setting up a record of relevant contacts;
Formulating their own networking strategies;
Identifying opportunities for networking.
Providing evidence of contributing towards a networking event.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of
assessment to a satisfactory standard.
1. Formative assessment task. Industry organisations (due week 2)
Find the following government or industry bodies or organisations and show that you understand what the main purposes, objectives and activities are of each one the following:
2.Formative assessment task. Networked services (due week 5)
Choose five of the following screen production networks and briefly describe what the main purpose and objectives are for each one you chose:
List the purpose and activities of the five you choose.
3. Formative assessment task. Associations, guilds and communities (due week 7)
Find the following industry groups or networks and show that you understand what the main purposes, objectives and activities are of each one the following:
Screen Producers of Australia (SPA)
Australian Writers Guild (AWG)
Australian Directors Guild (ADG)
Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS)
Australia Screen Editors (ASE)
Australian Teachers of Media
Women in Film and Televsion (WIFT)
Australian Video Producers Association (AVPA)
List the purpose and activities of each one.
Summative assessment tasks
1.Contact, participation and opportunities (due week 10)
a) Choose two networks that you think will be relevant and useful to you in your own professional development.They may be directly related to groups or networks you have looked at in the previous assessment tasks or may decide to add other network you have found yourself. Briefly explain why you made those choices and describe how you intend to make contact and take part in them.
b) Gather contact details and information relating to a specific event or activity that will increase or expand your chances of further networking.This may be attending a specific event or meeting, becoming a member of a professional guild or association, joining a special interest group, participating in a forum or mail list, etc.
The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
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All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
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It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.
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