Course Title: Manage projects
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: BUSM6234C
Course Title: Manage projects
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5281 - Diploma of Business (Public Relations)
Course Contact : Sally Parrott
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
The unit focuses on the application of project management skills and the requirement to meet time lines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.
The unit does not apply to specialist project managers. For specialist project managers, the units of competency in the Project Management competency field will be applicable.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBPMG510A Manage projects
1. Define project
1.1. Access project scope and other relevant documentation
4. Finalise project
5. Review project
5.1. Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
2. Develop project plan
2.1. Develop project plan including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
3. Administer and monitor project
3.1. Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.
Details of Learning Activities
This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience. Students will participate in a combination of group and individual learning activities. These activities will be provided through a combination of face to face teacher/student deliveries plus classroom work time. Additional learning activities will also be provided to students to complete outside of timetabled time.
Week 1 Monday 7 July 2014
Topic: Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Course Overview
Week 2 Monday 14 July
Topic: Introduction - What is a campaign and understand the public relations aspect of managing a campaign
Week 3 Monday 21 July
Topic: Project initiation - Advise working groups of Industry Integrated Learning projects
Week 4 Monday 28 July
Topic: Client Briefing for Major Assignment - Reading and Interpreting the Brief
Week 5 Monday 4 August
Topic: Business case – project scope and terms of reference
Week 6 Monday Monday 11 August
Topic: Defining a campaign - planning & research
Week 7 Monday 18 August
Topic: Developing a campaign plan - goals, objectives & audience
Week 8 Monday 25 August
Topic: Manage time and manage risk
1 – 5 September mid semester break
Week 9 Monday 8 September
Topic: Manage campaign - budget
Week 10 Monday 15 September
Topic: Monitor campaign
Week 11 Monday 22 September
Topic: Administer and monitor campaign
Week 12 Monday 29 September
Topic: Major Assignment
Week 13 Monday 6 October
Topic: Preparation for oral presentation
Week 14 Monday 13 October
Topic: Oral presentations
Week 15 Monday 20 October
Topic: Return final assessment and schedule any resubmission for next week
Week 16 Monday 27 October
No classes resubmissions only
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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.
MKTG5846C Develop public relations campaignsis co-delivered and co-assessed with BUSM6234C Manage Projects
Assessment Task 1 – Analysis of Public Relations campaign
Due week 5 at the end of the scheduled class on Monday 4 August 2014
Length: 500 words (+/- 10%)
Analysis of public relations campaign supplied. Students are to research the campaign, identify the key campaign elements and perform a critical analysis of the campaign.
Assessment Task 2 – Campaign Development
Due week 12 at the end of the scheduled class on Monday 29 September 2014
Group assessment piece (3 – 4 students per group)
Length: 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Students are to develop campaign recommendations for new pitch for a supplied company or organisation. Group activities requiring development of strategies and creative recommendations.
Task 3 – Campaign Presentation
DueWeek 14 at the end of the scheduled class on Monday 13 October
Group Report (group as per previous assessment)
Length: 1500 words (+/- 10%)
Presentation: 10 minutesStudents are to prepare and present a campaign pitch outlining all the critical elements of the proposed campaign and a rationale or ‘pitch’ as to why the campaign stands to achieve the objectives of the brief.
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Late Submission Procedures
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Adjustments to Assessment
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