Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5637C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5222 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: 61 3 9925 9171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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


Course Description

This unit specifies the outcomes required to manage own performance and professional development. Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using strategies to develop further competence.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501A Manage personal work priorities and professional development


1. Establish personal work goals

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning and organisation

1.2 Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation's plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities

1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and contingencies


2. Set and meet own work priorities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives

2.2 Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments

2.3 Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to


3. Develop and maintain professional competence

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans

3.2 Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence

3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence

3.4 Undertake participation in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships

3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have acquired the skills and knowledge to establish personal work goals, set and meet own work priorities and develop and maintain professional competence in your work and career.

Details of Learning Activities

Participant’s workbook and workshop
You will learn about the underpinning knowledge and theory in a workshop with other participants in the program. The workshop will follow the format outlined in the participant’s workbook. The workshop will include other learning activities such as PowerPoint presentations, lecture, group discussion, group exercises, case studies and questions.

Workplace tasks and project
You will use the workshop and workbook to complete the tasks in the workplace. This will include work you are already performing and a workplace project, and will give you the opportunity to practice and apply underpinning knowledge. You will be expected to refer to the workbook and to the prescribed text. The project will be agreed upon with the company.

Trainer-student sessions

Your work (including your workbook) will be reviewed in one-on-one sessions with the trainer. The trainer will offer guidance and further instruction on specific areas for further study.

Teaching Schedule

In general the course is taught over a number of means:

1Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content through workshop.8 hrs
2One on one sessions1 hrs
3Skill development using
Workplace tasks towards competency35 hrs
4Record evidence and portfolio8 hrs
5Review portfolio 3 hrs
6Preparation and presentation5 hrs

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Management Theory and Practice Part 1
Kris Cole



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competence in this standard must be able to provide evidence that they have the competencies to prepare personal work plans and establish personal work priorities. They must be able to show evidence of the ability to assess their own performance and to identify and act on their own professional development needs. Assessment is by portfolio showing competency in work undertaken and application of theory to the work.

Assessment Tasks

You will be required to successfully complete the following assessment:
•workplace tasks and project. A portfolio of evidence will be used to collect this information together in one place. Evidence includes workplace and personal documents, feedback from managers and peers, performance reviews and your reports.

Assessment Matrix

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