Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: EMPL7076C

Course Title: Manage personal work priorities and professional development

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5338 - Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Margaret Stewart 9925 5493
margaret.stewart@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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR501 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 
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 when contingencies occur

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 Participate 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



 


Details of Learning Activities

  Emphasis on in-class activities which contribute directly towards assessment


Teaching Schedule

Week

Week Starting             

Topic/Performance Criteria                                                                                                                                                                                                             Assessment                                         
 8 February

Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission polic
• Where to get support • Student responsibilities
 

 
1 8 Feb

 Session 1
Introduction to the course including:
• Course requirements and support documents/resources
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism/Appeals
• Extensions Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Getting help

1.1 Serve as a positive role model in the workplace through personal work planning 

Session 2
1.2 Ensure personal work goals, plans and activities reflect the organisation’s plans, and own responsibilities and accountabilities 
 

Content of sessions may vary in practice
2 15 Feb

 Session 2
3.1 Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans 

 Session 2
3.2 Seek feedback from employees, clients and colleagues and use this feedback to identify and develop ways to improve competence

Content of sessions may vary in practice
3 22 Feb

 Session 1
2.1 Take initiative to prioritise and facilitate competing demands to achieve personal, team and organisational goals and objectives  

Session 2
2.3 Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to

 

Content of sessions may vary in practice
4 29 Feb Session 1
2.2 Use technology efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments  

Session 2
2.3 Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to
 
Content of sessions may vary in practice
5 7 March

 Session 1
3.4 Participate in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work

Session 2
3.4 Participate in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work

 Assessment 1 due
6 14 March

 Session 1
3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence

Session 2
3.3 Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence
 
 

Content of sessions may vary in practice
7a 21 March

 Session 1
3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge

 Session 2
3.5 Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
 

Content of sessions may vary in practice
  Mid semester break 24-30 March. 
7b 

 Session 1
as for  7a

 Session 2
as for 7a
 

Content of sessions may vary in practice
8 4 April

 Session 1
1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and when contingencies occur

 Session 2
1.3 Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, work contexts and when contingencies occur

 

 Assessment 2 due
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cole, K 2016 Management theory and practice, Cengage Learning Australia Ltd. (6th edition)


References


Other Resources

Online in the Learning Hub (Blackboard)


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:

  • use business technology to create and use systems and processes to organise and prioritise tasks and commitments
  • measure and maintain personal work performance including assessing competency against competency standards and seeking feedback
  • maintain an appropriate work-life balance to manage personal health and stress
  • participate in networks
  • develop a personal development plan which includes career objectives and an action plan
  • develop new skills.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain principles and techniques involved in the management and organisation of:
    • performance measurement
    • personal behaviour, self-awareness and personality traits identification
    • a personal development plan
    • personal goal setting
    • time
  • discuss management development opportunities and options for self
  • describe methods for achieving a healthy work-life balance
  • outline organisation’s policies, plans and procedures
  • explain types of learning style/s and how they relate to the individual
  • describe types of work methods and practices that can improve personal performance.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the industry capability - workplace effectiveness field of work and include access to:

  • workplace equipment and resources
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.  


Assessment Tasks

Overview
There are two assessments for this course. Students must demonstrate competency in both assessments to pass this course. You will be assessed individually.

A detailed guide to each Assessment will be in the Assessment Record and Cover Sheet for each Assessment and located on the Learning Hub (Blackboard).

Assessment 1: Establish and prioritise personal work goals
Students assess their knowledge and skills against competency standards, and seek feedback to establish and prioritise personal work goals.
Included is an assessment of their life-work balance (LWB) and time management skills. Students  use recognised methods to improve LWB and time management to improve personal performance, in line with organisational requirements.

Assessment 2: Professional development plan and activities
Students document a professional development plan, demonstrate the use of networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships, and report on the effectiveness of their LWB and time management methods.
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

 

 NOTE: Details about specific tasks and assessment criteria will be included in the Assessment Record and Cover Sheets for each task

 Submission Requirements
You should:
• Submit assessments on or before the due date
• Keep  a hard and soft copy of your assessment
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use an Assessment Record and Cover Sheet  that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should includea  footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. 

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs)
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

Marking Guide (Competency)
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying. These are listed in the Assessment Record and Cover Sheet

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.


Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades 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

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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