Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: EMPL5878C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5225 - Diploma of Management

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course coordinator:
Vivien Wong
Tel:  61 3 9925 5494
Email:  v.wong@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge required to manage one’s own work performance and professional development.  Particular emphasis is on setting and meeting priorities, analysing information and using a range of strategies to develop further competence.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Element:

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
 

Element:

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
 

Element:

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


At the end of this course students will be able to use systems and processes to organise and prioritise tasks and manage their workload effectively.  They will also be able to plan their personal development including career objectives and action plans to achieve these.


Details of Learning Activities

Students are required to attend all classes (online and face-to-face) to participate in class activities. The class activities provide an opportunity to develop skills and apply theory to real life situations. The learning activities students will take a role in are:

• Case studies
• Project work
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Team activities
• Peer interaction
• Games and simulations
• Reflection and discussion and debating
• Reading relevant materials
• Accessing materials on line


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopicReferenceCompetency
1
7 Jul

Introduction,  course &
assessments overview

 

Learning LAB
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

 
2
14 Jul

Managing time

Re-introduce overview of
assessments for late comers

Cole’s textbook Ch 8

BSBWOR501B/02 Set and meet own work
priorities (2.1, 2.2)
3
21 ul

Managing stress

Introduce Assessment 1

Cole’s textbook Ch 8; online materialsBSBWOR501B/02 Set and meet own work
priorities (2.1, 2.3)
4
28 Jul
NetworkingCole’s textbook Ch 8BSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.4)
5
4 Aug

ONLINE CLASS

Personality & learning
profile

 


Handouts, Learning LAB
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/
 
BSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.3)
6
11 Aug
Critical and lateral thinkingOnline materialsBSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.5)
7
18 Aug

Study skills
Reading, note-taking,
plagiarism, Summarising,
Synthesising,
Paraphrasing, Linking
words

Introduce Assessment 3

Learning LAB
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

 

BSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.5)
8
25 Aug

ONLINE CLASS

Reports, Essays,
Reflective journals, Referencing, Oral
presentations

Learning LAB
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

Assessment 1: Paper on implementation of time and stress
managing strategies due online

BSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.5)
1-7
Sep
No classMid-semester break 
9
8 Sep
Workplace learning

Cole’s textbook Ch 8

 

BSBWOR501B/03
Develop and maintain
professional competence (3.1)
10
15 Sep
Planning and goal settingCole’s textbook Ch 8BSBWOR501B/01
Establish personal work goals (1.2)
11
22 Sep
Leading by exampleCole’s textbook Ch 8BSBWOR501B/01
Establish personal work goals (1.1)
12
29 Sep

ONLINE CLASS

Promote peak performance

Cole’s textbook Ch 8BSBWOR501B/01
Establish personal work goals (1.3)
13
6 Oct
Personal and professional
development plan
Cole’s textbook Ch 8; online handoutsBSBWOR501B /01 Establish personal work goals (1.2, 1.3)
BSBWOR501B /03 Develop and maintain professional
competence (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
14
13 Oct
PPDP (Personal and professional
development plan) - student
self centred learning, research and
consultation
Assessment 2: PPDP Plan due onlineBSBWOR501B /01 Establish personal work goals (1.2, 1.3)
BSBWOR501AB/03 Develop and maintain professional
competence (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
15
20 Oct
Course review  
16
27 Oct
Resubmission  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cole, K 2013, Management theory & practice, 5e, Pearson Australia, New South Wales.

9781442550681


References


Other Resources

Recommended Readings

Covey, R S 2004, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Free Press, New York, USA Online Learning Materials

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web site, and logging onto MyRmit. Click on EMPL5626C Manage Personal Work Priorities and Professional Development. Useful Websites
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library This website is a useful resource for your assessment tasks
http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/ The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email Learning Query service. The site is designed to assist students develop the capabilities for tertiary study.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Learning paper (individual)
Competences assessed: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3
Due Week 8
Students will apply throughout three consecutive weeks 2 different time management tools AND 2 different stress management tools covered in weeks 3 & 4 and observe their implementation. Students should:
• Describe, interpret and evaluate their implementation providing a personal response by demonstrated an ability to maintain appropriate work-life balance
• Relate to theory, prescribed reading and class activities
• Relate topics’ relevance to own personal and professional life
• Evaluate possibilities for doing it differently or taking a different angle
• Elaborate learning outcome
• Write a paper summarising lthe earning experience.
The paper should be approximately 1500 words.

Assessment 2: Development plan Value Graded assessment (individual)
Competences assessed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Due Week 14
Students will develop their personal and professional development plan (1500 - 2000 wordage) especially addressing performance criteria and following guidelines provided by the teacher by utilising knowledge, skills and planning tools obtained during class and by individual learning and research. The format of the Development Plan MUST be a business report format.
The development plan can also be presented using aTemplate that can be provided by the teacher if you wish to use it.


Assessment Matrix

BSBWOR501B Manage personal work priorities & prof. developmentAssessment
Required skills 
communication skills to receive, analyse and report on feedback
• literacy skills to interpret written and verbal information about workplace requirements
• organisational skills to set and achieve priorities.
Assessments 1, 2
Required knowledge 
• principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of:
    • performance measurement
    • personal behaviour, self-awareness and personality traits identification
    • personal development plan
    • personal goal setting
    • time management
• management development opportunities and options for self
• organisation’s policies, plans and procedures
• types of learning style/s and how they relate to the individual
• types of work methods and practices that can improve personal performance.
Assessments 1, 2
Elements/performance criteria 
1.  Establish personal work goals (1.1 - 1.3)Assessment 2

2. Set and meet own work priorities (2.1 - 2.3)

3. Develop and maintain professional competence (3.1 - 3.5)

Assessment 1

Assessments 1, 2

Other Information

Submission Requirements

Assessment tasks need to be submitted via myRmit and in hard copies in class, if required.

You should:

• 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 http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on myRmit.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

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.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

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.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only (where applicable). Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you 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 still 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 the following website:

More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

 

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 receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

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 recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
Students will show that they can lead, plan and supervise themselves in order to achieve personal and professional development. Their work will meet deadlines and is of high quality. They will recognise and use preferred (and less preferred) learning styles to develop themselves in identified skills gap/s.

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
Students will show that they can seek feedback from peers and teacher to identify and develop ways to improve competence. They will find ways to develop and maintain competence level and access continuous learning to develop new skills and opportunities. They are open to new ideas and prepared to try them out.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Students will show that they can record, communicate, implement and monitor their own study schedule using technology. They will carry out a skills audit and develop a viable development plan aimed at personal and professional development.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
Students will show organistional skills to set and achieve priorities. They will be prepared to trial some theoretical concepts to better manage time and to reduce stress.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK

Students will successfully network to facilitate achievement of their goals. They will have good listening skills and follow instructions. They need to write clearly and convey information effectively, using business language.

Final Grades table:
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

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