Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM6279C

Course Title: Lead a team to foster innovation

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5235 - Diploma of Visual Merchandising

Course Contact : Tim McCarthy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Justin Compton

email -

T. 9925 4678

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to lead a workplace team in ways that foster innovative work practices.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SIRXQUA002A Lead a team to foster innovation


  2.  Organise work assignments within team to facilitate innovative work practices

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  3.  Provide guidance and coaching to team members on innnovation in the workplace

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  4.  Provide a model of innovative work practice

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  5.  Mentor the team’s ongoing use of innovative work practices

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  6.  Provide feedback on the use of innovative work skills

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1.  Organise team to maximise innovation

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Learning Outcomes

• innovative work skills
• techniques for evaluating team performance
• an understanding of group dynamics in a team
• ability to apply innovative work skills in own work

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

Learning activities will include field research, observation of existing exhibition and event environments, case studies, lectures, tutorials, team exercises, industry visits and running of an event. 

In class activities may include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• seminar presentations
• lectures
• design
• guest lecture
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• tutorials

Out of class activities may include:
• Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
• seminar presentations
• design
• guest lecture
• group discussion
• workshops
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• site visits (observations)
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects


Teaching Schedule

Week Topic   Competency & Elements    
      Lead a team to foster innovation Create exhibition space  
1 Orientation  


2 Introduction, Venues    1,2,3,4,5,6  1,2,3,4  
3 Venue visit 1      1,3  
4 Directed learning      1,3  
5 Venue review presentation   1,2,6   1,3  
6 Event theming    1,2,4,6  1,2,3,4  
7 Supplier Visits        
8 Directed learning    3,4  2,4  
9 Theming presentations & the design brief    1,2,3,4,5,6  1,2,3,4  
10 Custom System organizer exhibition stands & The design brief 1      1,3  
11 Ergonomics    1,2  1,2,3,4  
12 Self directed learning        
13  Model making    3,4   1,2,3,4  
14  System stand design progress meeting    5   1,2,3,4  
15  System stand design presentations    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
16  Event planning & risk assessment    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
17 Intellectual property    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
18  Major event planning meeting    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
19 Self directed learning       1,2,3,4  
20   Major event planning meeting    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
21   Major event planning meeting    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
22   Major event planning meeting    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
23   Major event planning meeting    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
24   Major event running    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
25   Major event running    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
26  Event visit        
27  Custom exhibition stand designs    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
28  Custom exhibition stand designs    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
29  Custom exhibition stand designs    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  
30  Custom exhibition stand presentations    1,2,3,4,5,6   1,2,3,4  

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Title:Human dimension & interior space : a source book of design reference standards / by Julius Panero and Martin Zelnik.
Author:Panero, Julius.
Other Author(s):Zelnik, Martin, 1939-
Publisher:New York : Whitney Library of Design, 1979.
ISBN:0823072711 :
Description:320 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Format:BookSubjects:Architecture--Human factors.
Interior decoration--Human factors.
Notes:Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 316-317.

0823072711 :


Other Resources

Commercial Supplier catalogues

Creative design resources including websites, magazines and books 

RMIT will provide you with some of the resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources

Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

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

To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Venue Review

Conduct a review of an existing event &/or exhibitions venue

2. Themeing brief

Plan a theme and all theming elements for a given hypothetical client / function

3.  System, trade stand design

Design a trade stand for a given client and fair using a system based approach

Summative Assessment

4. Major Event

Plan and run an event (group exercise)

5. Custom exhibition stand design

Produce a series of exhibition stand design solutions for a given brand.


Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment
HD 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

An assessment rubric is available on the Event & Exhibition Design (EaED) blackboard site.
Go to the RMIT website - students / learning hub / Event & Exhibition Design (EaED) / course guide / Assessment rubric

Other Information

Please note that this competency will be delivered in conjunction with ’Create exhibition space MKTG5877C’ as a course titled ’Event & Exhibition Design’


The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress 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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity


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