Course Title: Plan or review administration systems
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: BUSM6242C
Course Title: Plan or review administration systems
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5221 - Diploma of Business Administration
Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to plan or review the requirements of effective administration systems and procedures for implementing, monitoring and reviewing the system. Employability Skills are applied where suitable.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBADM504B Plan or review administration systems
1. Plan or review administration systems
1.1. Identify requirements of, or modifications to, administration system through consultation with system users and other stakeholders in accordance with organisational and budgetary requirements
2. Implement new or modified administration system
2.1. Identify and develop implementation strategies in consultation with staff
3. Monitor administration system
3.1. Monitor system for usage, security and output in accordance with organisational requirements
Details of Learning Activities
Class activities, self-directed learning and application of employability skills will focus on documenting requirements or modifications to an administration system, developing appropriate activities to support system implementation and review to identify system improvements. Learning activities will include in-class discussions, review of business case studies, exercises based on theory and experience, Internet research and group activities.
Create a resource folder - hard copy or electronic?
Business Records: Review
Techniques: Reading and responding to a case study
|Review resource folder with teacher in class|
Project management; Paraphrasing; Organisational needs and planning a system
Budgeting and resources; Implementing a system, training and consultation with system users
|Assignment 1 Portfolio
Task 1 due
Managing staff through the implementation phase; Communicating procedures, ongoing training and support
|11 August||Monitoring the system, usage, security and output; Modifications for continuous improvement||Assignment 2 - Web based research|
Notify users and their training needs; Review case study responses with teacher for feedback and suggestions.
Assignment 2 - Web based research due
In class work on Portfolio Assessment - Task 2
In class work on Portfolio Assessment - Task 3
Administration Systems Checklist in preparation for the Systems Project Report for the SBC
Assignment 1 Portfolio Assessment
Assignment 1 Portfolio
Mid semester break 1-5 September
In-class review and feedback of submitted case studies to assist report details and review report document formatting
In class work on Portfolio Assessment - Task 4 - planning tools in preparation for the Systems Project Report for the SBC
|10||15 September||Work on Systems Project Report for the SBC||
|11||22 September||Work on Systems Project Report for the SBC|
|12||29 September||Work on Systems Project Report for the SBC|
|13||6 October||Practical Placement/WIL|
|14||13 October||Practical Placement/WIL|
||Assignment 3 - Final submission due|
Dobson, A. Touch Typing in 10 hours, Oxford UK, 2009
Duffy, J. Illustrated Series, Microsoft Word 2010 Brief, Cengage Learning, 2011
Zimmermann, Zimmermann, Pinard & Shaffer. New Perspectives on Microsoft® Word 2010: Comprehensive, 1st Edition, Cengage Learning, 2011.
RMIT’s Learning Lab http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/welcome
Reflective Records Simulated Business Community Enterprise and Style Manual
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in-class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work based or course activities.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
There are three assessment assignments for this unit. (refer to the weekly schedule in the Course Guide accessible through myRMIT Studies, Blackboard shell for this course).
ASSIGNMENT 1: Portfolio of Evidence (comprising four tasks)
Task 1: Online module - Introduction to digital records - National Archives
Task 2: Online module - PROV
Task 3: Updated copy of Administration Systems Checklist for SBC Project Report
Task 4: Updated copy of Planning Tools for SBC Project Report
ASSIGNMENT 2: Case Study/Scenario - In class work Week 6, 7 - Due Week 7
You will be provided with a work-based scenario describing key issues related to a single administration system that does not function effectively. You will be asked to respond to a series of questions highlighting the possible cause of the system breakdown and pose a suitable improvement strategy. During your scheduled Week 6 and 7 classes you will conduct web-based research and draw on theory from the prescribed text and selected readings on Blackboard to complete the task. The final system proposal will be word processed and submitted to Blackboard at the end of class together with the Assessment/Cover Sheet (Week 7).
ASSIGNMENT 3: Systems project report - Due Week 15
Using the knowledge and skills developed in this unit, you will research the administration systems currently in place in the Simulated Business Community at RMIT (Reflective Records) operating out of the SBS by Certificate IV in business Administration Students. (Please refer to the Assessment/Cover Sheet on Blackboard for further details). You will word-process a report of your findings using a formal report format.
Refer to the Blackboard shell for this course for relevant forms, tutorials and activities to support your report preparation.
Assessment tasks need to be via electronic submission from the students via MyRMIT and if required, hard copies handed in during class.
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
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Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what y ou need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is "CAG".
If you are sitll not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your program manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the program team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access gthe following website:
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Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at myRMIT and check links in your Student Diary.
Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the required Assessment Record/Cover Sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete and submit the required Assessment Record/Cover Sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On this document you declare that the work you are presenting is your own work. You will find a specific Assessment Record/Cover Sheet for each unit of competency.
Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you pass that unit of competency.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognised against industry standards and employability skills.
CHD Competency Achieved with High Distinction
CDI Competency Achieved with Distinction
CC Competency Achieved with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
Students must be able to identify and develop opportunities for improved work practices. They should be able to choose appropriate systems to meet organisational needs, design and develop documentation and related processes, respond to new and changing circumstances to ensure accurate and timely advice.
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
Students will look to coach and mentor colleagues and team members to support the introduction of change. Each student must take responsibility for their own work, attendance, participation and attitude will be observed for assessment throughout the project life cycle.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Students must apply problem solving to; anticipate problems and preparing contingency plans, controlling budgets, reconciling figures, rectifying anomalies and applying estimating skills where applicable. Researching and analysing data to prepare project plans and processes as required. Students will maintain their document version records. They will use business technology including computers, word processing programs and printers in a professional manner. Students will use complex functions of computer software to effectively manage the design and development of document templates, standard documentation and user manuals using electronic communication devices and processes i.e. computers, Internet, intranet, email to produce written business correspondence and reports using technology to manage organisational information.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
Demonstrate ability to monitor and adjust operational performance by producing short-term plans, planning and acquiring resources and reporting on performance preparing work/project plans and budgets. Students should actively seek feedback on own performance from clients and colleagues on a regular basis and demonstrate ability to prioritise tasks. Also can allocate resources to ensure organisational requirements are met collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems developing contingency plans and strategising to meet client needs managing meetings and conferences effectively through excellent time management and organisational skills. Students must follow legislative and regulatory requirements to ensure the safety and security of organisational and employee information managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies meeting statutory requirements and taking responsibility as required by work role and ensuring all organisational policies and procedures are followed.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
Guidelines and compliance adhered as per instructions in complex interpersonal exchanges requiring excellent negotiation and writing skills using effective interpersonal skills and relating to a wide range of internal and external clients. Demonstrated ability to consult and work with others to develop systems and processes. All work to be submitted must be carefully proofread to demonstrate clarity and correct use of English.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit Evidence of the following is essential:
• documenting requirements or modifications to administration system
• developing appropriate activities to support system implementation
• working with staff to identify system improvements.
|• key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government, standards and codes that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:|
• anti-discrimination legislation
• ethical principles
• codes of practice
• privacy laws
• occupational health and safety
• organisational policies and procedures relating to the tasks required.
Task 2 and 3
|• communication skills to recommend alternative ways of completing tasks, to discuss changes in routines and procedures, and to monitor and define objectives|
• literacy skills to write detailed procedural text, including alternative courses of action
• planning and organising skills to implement system smoothly with a minimum of disruption, to anticipate modifications, to plan system overhauls and to allow sufficient time for training
• problem-solving skills to choose appropriate solutions from a range of possible solutions, to use processes flexibly and interchangeably, and to anticipate problems and modify systems accordingly
• research skills to assemble evidence and to evaluate information for accuracy and relevance.
|Task 2 and 3|
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