Course Title: Undertake research activities
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: GEDU5909C
Course Title: Undertake research activities
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5247 - Diploma of Community Development
Course Contact : Anne Fitzpatrick
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4510
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
School of Global Studies, Social Science & Planning
Tel:+61 3 99254411
Diploma Community Development
RMIT University, City Campus
Nominal Hours: 50
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre-requisite courses required.
This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to implement research relevant to operations of the organisation and/or the community.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities
1. Prepare a research plan
1.1 Ensure views and interests of stakeholders are reflected in the research methodology and it and is compatible with ethical considerations
2. Implement appropriate research strategies
2.1 Determine and allocate resources needed to conduct research
3. Organise and analyse information
3.1 Organise information in a form that allows analysis and suits the research purposes
4. Report the findings of the research
4.1 Report complete and accurate details of the research methodology, information and analysis in an accessible and useable style and format
By completing this unit you will achieve and demonstrate competence in the following elements:
- Prepare a research plan
- Implement appropriate research strategies
- Organise and analyse information
- Report the findings of the research
Details of Learning Activities
Students will study what is required to undertake research activities in the workshop sessions and online (Blackboard discussion) engagement, prescribed exercises and assessment work. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of appropriate real world and simulated environments.
Workshops will be offered on a monthly basis during the academic year. Workshops are linked to units of competency. An initial upfront assessment will occur with the student that will take into account recognition of current competency and prior learning. The individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience will be considered. Based on this process the student will then have an individual learning plan developed that will highlight the students workshop attendance.
Learning resources such as unit reading, unit references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment in this unit will be through a mix of in-class tasks, workplace based projects and a workplace assessment. An upfront assessment to develop an individual learning plan will occur. An individual assessment appointment will be undertaken once per year with each student to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence.
A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this particular competency and assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the essential aspects of evidence as outlined in the unit of competency: CHCPOL403B Undertake research activities.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
A workplace assessment appointment will be undertaken to allow students to present and discuss workplace evidence: Based on the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience: an individual learning plan will be negotiated and developed.
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including responses to task questions, in class activities, case studies, and the development of project work in consultation with the Course Coordinator ( assessor) and the student’s workplace.
Student will also be asked to complete an evidence portfolio documenting workplace practise as linked to the unit of competency. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their Course Coordinator to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
A combination of assessment activities based on each individual student’s learning plans may be developed as required.
Assessments will be based on the level of the individual student’s knowledge, skills and experience as ascertained at a workplace meeting where workplace evidence is discussed and presented.
At completion of the course an evidence portfolio will validate competence with the assessment task activities’ completed for any competency gaps.
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