Course Title: Establish networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM6222C

Course Title: Establish networks

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5218 - Diploma of Interactive Digital 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

Teacher: Nicole McKinnon
Phone: 99254375
Email: nicole.mckinnon@rmit.edu.au


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 of competency, Establish Networks BSBREL401A is delivered in the class Design Studio 2, together with Ensure a safe workplace BSBWHS501A and Undertake Project Work BSBPMG522A. This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks in preparation for entering the interactive and digital media industry.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBREL401A Establish networks

Element:

 1. 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:

 2. 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:

 3. 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


Upon successful completion of this course you will have developed the skills and knowledge required to initiate and maintain effective work relationships and networks prepare you for engaging in the interactive and digital media industries.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:
• in class activities
• out-of-class activities
• peer teaching and class presentations
• online research
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• workshopping of students’ own projects
• screenings
• guest lecturers
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

Week Class contentAssessment deadlinesElements
1 Introduction to Establish networks

Overview of the courses, including course guide, assessment tasks

Discussion on establishing networks with industry.

Introduction Assignment 2: Establish networks industry speaker panel discussion and test.
  1, 2, 3
2 Discussion on establishing networks with industry.
Introducing Assignment 01: Establish networks. Industry Report.
  1
3 Guest speaker 1

Industry Networking
  1, 2, 3
4 Guest speaker 2

Industry Networking
  1, 2, 3
5 Industry Networking  1, 2
6 Guest speaker 3
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
7 Guest speaker 4
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
8 Guest speaker 5
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
9 Guest speaker 6
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
10 Guest speaker 7
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
11 Guest speaker 8
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
12 Work on Industry Report  1
13 Guest speaker 8
Industry networking
  1, 2, 3
14 Presentations Industry report
Industry networking
 Assignment 01: Establish networks. Industry Report.  1, 2, 3
15 Presentations Industry report
Industry networking
 Assignment 01: Establish networks. Industry Report.  1, 2, 3
16 Assignment 2 Establish Networks: Industry speaker test Assignment 02: Establish networks industry speaker panel discussion and test Industry speaker test 1, 2, 3
17   


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed texts


References


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.


Other Resources

Access to computers.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will involve practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group and/ or individual projects.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CP Competent with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASKS

Assignment 02: Establish networks industry speaker panel discussion and test Industry speaker test

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT TASK

Assignment 01: Establish networks. Industry Report.

Full versions of the Assessment tasks are available on Blackboard
in the Establish Networks folder Process folder.





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



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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Other Information

This courses is co-delivered with Ensure a safe workplace BSBOHS509A

Feedback:
Students will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on their work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how students can proceed to the next stage of developing their projects.

Submission of written material:
Please advise teacher IN ADVANCE if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. (See blackboard for more information regarding late submissions)

Submission of written material:
Please advise teacher IN ADVANCE if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. (See blackboard for more information regarding late submissions)

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