Course Title: Establish networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Janis Lesinskis

janis.lesinskis@rmit.edu.au

9925 4982

Nominal Hours: 35

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

None

Course Description

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

Element:

Develop and maintain business networks

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Use appropriate network strategies to establish and maintain relationships that promote the development of business opportunities
1.2
Identify and pursue network opportunities to maximise a range of contacts
1.3
Communicate information regarding new networks to inform individuals, colleagues and clients of potential benefits
1.4
Participate in professional networks and associations to obtain and maintain personal knowledge and skills
 

Element:

Establish and maintain business relationships

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Develop and maintain relationships to promote benefits consistent with organisational/client requirements
2.2
Gain and maintain trust and confidence of contacts through demonstration of high standards of business practices
2.3
Use a high level of negotiation skills to encourage positive outcomes
2.4
Identify difficult situations and negotiate solutions using collaborative problem-solving techniques
2.5
Seek specialist advice in the development of contacts where appropriate
 

Element:

Promote the relationship

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Develop strategies to represent and promote the interests and requirements of the relationship
3.2
Use appropriate presentation skills to communicate the goals and objectives of the relationship
3.3
Effectively communicate issues, policies and practices of the relationship to a range of audiences, in writing and verbally
3.4
Obtain feedback to identify and develop ways to improve promotional activities within available opportunities
 


Learning Outcomes


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:

  • lectures
  • group discussion
  • independent information gathering
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed activities/projects

Out-of-class activities:

  • online information gathering and research
  • seeking out and attending networking events


Teaching Schedule

 

wktopicsassessment taskselements
1Networking and types of networks. Organisation purpose, mission, charter.  1
2Government and other bodies and organisations. Organisations you should know about as a professional.Assess1.Survey and identify key screen industry organisations. 1
3Major industry based networks. Screen Australia,Assess 2.Survey and identify purposes of Screen Australia and resources offered by them. 1
4User groups, communities of practice, special interest groups.Assess 3.Survey and identify four examples of practical user groups directly relevant to screen production. 1, 2
5Project development and support.    Investment, grants, crowdfunding.Assess 4. Present three examples of how three specific organisations or businesses could offer resources for a production project. 1, 2
6Conferences, Forums, Trade shows.Assess 5. Survey and identify two conferences, events or trade shows that could be directly useful to your own professional development. Describe the process of gaining gaining entry to these. 1, 2
7Media opportunities in communities.Assess 6. Find an example of a community or group that may benefit from a media production collaboration or project you could propose. 1, 2, 3
8

Distribution, Exhibition.

Assess 7. Survey and identify three methods of distributing &/or exhibiting your finished media production. 1, 2, 3
9Networking. Web presence. Employment  strategies.Assess 8. Propose your own personal strategies for gaining employment including specific mentorships and / or existing directories / listings / bulletin boards, etc. 1, 2, 3
10Network buildingFinal assess 9.Graded assessment: Contact, participation and opportunities. Develop and propose your own strategy to become a visible and active part of a network that is relevant to your intended profession. 1, 2, 3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Students are expected to familiarise themselves with networks accessible through:
Screen Australia,
www.screenaustralia.gov.au


Other Resources

You will require access to the internet and a computer.

The following is a list of useful resources. By the end of this course you should aim to be familiar with each of the resources below - and the organisations involved.

Make sure you investgate them all.

  • www.alliance.org.au (MEAA)
  • http://film.vic.gov.au
  • http://www.filmmelbournedirectory.com/
  • www.spaa.org.au
  • www.awg.com.au
  • www.adg.org.au
  • www.adg.org.au/das.aspx
  • www.cinematographer.org.au
  • www.atomvic.org
  • www.screeneditors.com
  • www.wift.org
  • www.avpa.com.au (Australian Video Producers Association)
  • Lynda.com video tutorials (via RMIT library)
  • www.screenhub.com.au/
  • http://filmnet.yuku.com/
  • www2.at2casting.com
  • www.starnow.com.au
  • www.quietonset.com.au/
  • www.withoutabox.com
  • www.filmlinker.com
  • www.pozible.com.au
  • https://ozcrowd.com/
  • www.kickstarter.com
  • www.encoredirectory.com.au
  • www.freelancers.com.au/
  • www.australiantvjobs.com/
  • www.abc.net.au/jobs
  • www.theloop.com.au
  • http://screen.artshub.com.au/
  • www.productionbook.com.au/
  • www.filmmelbournedirectory.com
  • http://filmmakers.com.au/2009/01/ozmedia-match/


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.
 


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard.
Graded assessment tasks will determine your final result for this course.

This series of assessment tasks is designed to have you investigate and explore a series of opportunities and resources you should be aware of as a media production professional.

In the final graded assessment task you must show evidence that you have knowledge of a range of professional networks, industry organisations and tools utilising social media drawn from the ungraded assessment tasks..

Ungraded assessment

Assessment task 1.Survey and identify key screen industry organisations. Due week 2.


Assessment task 2.Survey and identify purposes of Screen Australia and resources offered by them. Due week32.


Assessment task 3.Survey and identify four examples of practical user groups directly relevant to screen production. Due week 4.


Assessment task 4. Present three examples of how three specific organisations or businesses could offer resources for a production project. Due week 5.


Assessment task 5. Survey and identify two specific competitions, conferences, events or trade shows that could be directly useful to your own professional development. Specify their locations and key dates. Describe the process of gaining entry into these. Due week 6.
 

Assessment task 6. Find an example of a community or group that may benefit from a media production collaboration or project you could propose. Due week 7.


Assess 7. Survey and identify three methods of distributing &/or exhibiting your finished media production. Due week 8.
 

Assess 8. Propose your own personal strategies for gaining employment including specific mentorships and / or existing directories / listings / bulletin boards, etc. Due week 9.

 

Graded assessment

 Assess 9. Contact, participation and opportunities Due week 10.
In this task you should review all the information you gathered in the previous assessment tasks and thoughfully develop a proposal that suits your own professional aims and ambitions.

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 propose 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.

c) Clearly explain how your proposal will develop useful networking possibilities for your own employment and professional development.

 

Grades used in this course are as follows:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration. 

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance:
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback:
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student progress policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity : http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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