Course Title: Organise and communicate information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: EMPL5731C

Course Title: Organise and communicate information

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5249 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jenni Woods

Accelerated Program Co-ordinator - Nancy Everingham

Nominal Hours: 20

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 covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information


1.  Access information and/or records

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Information requirements of tasks are determined and relevant information is accessed from a range of sources.
1.2. Workplace terminology is correctly recognised


2.  Organise and analyse information

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Information is interpreted and organised in accordance with enterprise and work requirements.
2.2. Information is analysed according to enterprise and work requirements


3.  Communicate organised information using established workplace methods

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Information is communicated using established workplace methods

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies in manufacturing, engineering or related environments.
It may include information related to production, maintenance or associated processes. Information may be drawn from a variety of sources.
This unit includes the ability to communicate using common workplace terminology.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study.
The delivery mode for this course is completely ONLINE.

Online Class activities may include:

  • Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material lectures
  • online activiities
  • group projects
  • peer learning
  • online research
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • other activities as decided by teaching staff

Out of class activities may include:

  • Blog/Wiki discussion and participation
  • analysis/critique of relevant reading material
  • lectures
  • online activities
  • group projects
  • peer learning
  • online research
  • independent project based work
  • teacher directed group activities/projects
  • other activities as decided by teaching staff

Teaching Schedule



1No class  
2Sources of Information and Design Terminology.  Assessment Task 1 : Design Terminology - due Week 41.1, 1.2 
4Interpret & organise workplace information. Client/Designer Relationship and the importance of asking questions to gain knowledge of your client. Key task is interpreting the information.2.1 
6 Analyse Information. Discuss the various methods of analysing information and the validity and accuracy of different types of information. 2.2Task 1
8Communicate organised information Discussion of different forms of verbal, nonverbal and graphic communication. Barriers to communication. Different forms used in the Design Industry. Focus on writing a Client Profile, how to and format. Assessment Task 2 : Client Profile & Short Report - due Week 123.1 
11Feedback and review Task 2

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


Dwyer, J., The Business Communication Handbook, 8th Edn., Pearson Education Aust.,

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with 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. Due to the Online delivery of this course it is an essential requirement that you have access to a computer and the internet and relevant software to participate.

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to organise, analyse and communicate information.

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 course are graded.
Feedback throughout the course may be written, verbal or a combination of both.
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Task 1 - Design Terminology

Using the Design Terminology glossary provided, source and complete 10 definitions for design terms. Source another 5 design words from industry journals and write a sentence using design terminology to describe a residential space. Due Week 6

Task 2 - Client Profile & Short Report
Working with a partner choose from one of the 10 room images provided and write a client profile of the owners of the space using your powers of deduction. You are then to write a Short Report to your clients recommending a sustainable alternative for their room. Due Week 11

RMIT Grade 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

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

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 :;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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 :;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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