Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6202C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5228 - Diploma of Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Guy Little
Phone: 03 9925 4865
Email: guy.little@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 covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage your own 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:

BSBWOR501A 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


After successfully completing this course, you should have acquired the skills and knowledge required to manage your performance and professional development.


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
• teacher demonstration
• group discussion
• grad show meetings
• teacher directed group activities
• work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research
• teacher directed group activities
 


Teaching Schedule

<thead> <th scope="col">Week</th> <th scope="col">Class Content</th> <th scope="col">Assessment</th> <th scope="col">Elements</th> </thead>
Week 1Course Intro & Assessment outline 1-3
Week 2Business structures, registration & tax rates, meeting outline & Conducting Meetings 1-3
Week 3Professional Organisations and resources, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 4Insurance & permits, Grad Show invite list, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 5Business Plan, 100 word booklet blurb, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 6Marketing Plan, RMIT Open Day assistance, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 7Money & Establishing your costs, Thank you speech, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 8Copyright & Moral Rights and Copyright Council, Review of Assessment task, Meetings & ReportFormative 11-3
Week 9Quoting & Estimates, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 10Invoicing, payment, & invoice terms, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 11Time Management, Principles & prioritising Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 12Client Negotiation 1, Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 13Meetings & Report 1-3
Week 14Meetings & ReportFormative 21-3
Week 15Client Negotiation 2, Meetings & ReportSummative 11-3
Week 16Dealing with difficult clients and conflict resolution, Meetings & Report, Review & critique 1-3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Please refer to my reading list on Blackboard.


You are advised to make use of RMIT’s library database facilities and to look at the Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.
Re RMIT Library database - Linda.com tutorials
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered a essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessent tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

 

NOTE: Assessment matrix for each project will be detailed on the individual job brief.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.

Assessment tasks Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment. For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Assessment tasks

Formative Assessment

1. In class complete a price list for yourself.
2. Enter Canon EOS Project or ACMP Pool Grant


Summative Assessment

1. Students are to complete a negotiated self promotion piece after approval from the lecturer. Options can include, business card, website, DL, invoice/ quote/ estimate / branding, wordpress site, interactive PDF folio.
 

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

Grades used in this unit are as follows:
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 Competency Achieved Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment


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

Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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;ompetency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and a grade for the summative assessments.

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