Course Title: Establish networks

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

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
• screenings
• guest lecturers
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

Week

Class content

This course is co-delivered with Ensure a safe workplace BSBOHS509A.

Assessment deadlinesBSBREL401A
Establish Networks
Elements (3)
BSBOHS509A
Ensure a Safe workplace
Elements(4)
1 Introduction to Establish networks
Overview of the courses, including course guide, assessment tasks

Discussion on establishing networks with industry.

Introduction Establish Networks Formative Assignment 1: Create your CV. Review the brief requirements.

Introduction and Ensure a safe workplace.
Overview of course guide, assessment tasks

Introduction to Worksafe Victoria: http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/WorkSafe/Home/ A guide to health and safety in the office.

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2 Establishing networks with industry – Creating the perfect CV and cover letter. What to include what not to include.

Introducing formative Assignment Task 02: Establish networks. Industry speaker report. Due: week 16
Review the brief requirements.

Ensure A Safe Workplace
Introducing Ensure A Safe Workplace
Formative Assignment 01: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design due: week 5.

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3 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 1 (TBA)
Industry Networking

Discuss Ensure A Safe Workplace
formative Assignment 01: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design due: week 5

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3
4 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 2 (TBA)
Industry Networking

Continue to work on Ensure A Safe Workplace formative Assignment 01: A guide to health and safety in the office poster

 Establish Networks Formative Assignment 1: Create your CV.
 
 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3
5 Industry Networking

Presenting Ensure A Safe Workplace Formative Assignment 01: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design

Introducing Establish networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry – Presentation week 13  final submission week 16
 

How to find industry contacts
approaching industry people

Formative Assignment 01: A guide to health and safety in the office poster design

 

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6 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 3 (TBA)
Industry networking

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace.

Introducing: Ensure a safe workplace Formative Assignment 02: Setting up your Workplace due: week 15

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3
7 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 4 (TBA)
- Industry networking

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3
8 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 5 (TBA)
Industry networking

Discuss: Establish Networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry – Presentation.

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace Looking at the legalities.

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3
9 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 6 (TBA)
Industry networking


Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workstations

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10 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 7 (TBA)

 

- Industry networking

Discuss: Establish networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry – Presentation. Due week 13

Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workplace

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4
11 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 8 (TBA)
Industry networking

Discuss Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workstations.

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4
12 Establish Networks - Industry speaker 9 (TBA)
- Industry networking
  1 1, 2, 3, 4
13 Presentations – Making contact with industry presentations

Discuss Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workstations.

 Establish Networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry - Presentation 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4
14 Presentations – Making contact with industry presentations

Discuss Ensure a Safe workplace – setting up your workstations

  1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4
15 Industry speaker report. – finalise

Ensure a Safe workplace – safety on a film shoot.

 Ensure a safe workplace Formative Assignment 02: Setting up your Workplace due: week15 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4
16 Submit industry speaker report Establish Networks Formative assessment task 2. Industry speaker report.

   

 

Establish Networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry final submissions.

 

                                                 


 

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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.


Establish Networks

Formative assessment tasks

Establish Networks Formative assessment task 1: Create your CV.
Due week 4
For full details: see brief in Establish Networks assessment task folder

Establish Networks Formative assessment task 2. Industry speaker report.
Due week 16
For full details: see brief in Establish Networks assessment task folder

Summative assessment task

Establish Networks Summative Assessment task: 03 Making contact with Industry
- Presentation
  week 13, Final submissions week 16.
For full details: see brief in Establish Networks assessment task folder

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
CAG Competent achieved graded.
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC Not Yet competent.


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

 

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

Attendance
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.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Copyright
All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online

Course Assessment Committee/Program Advisory Board
These committees promote the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The Course Assessment Committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University.

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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