Course Title: Analyse and present research information
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: BUSM7935C
Course Title: Analyse and present research information
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5339 - Diploma of Business Administration
Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Tel: +61 3 99255494
Nominal Hours: 40
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
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
1. Gather and organise information
1.1 Gather and organise information in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements
2. Research and analyse information
2.1 Clearly define objectives of research ensuring consistency with organisational requirements
3. Present information
3.1 Present recommendations and issues in an appropriate format, style and structure using suitable business technology
Details of Learning Activities
Activities are based mainly on the Aspire textbook.
| Induction Session|
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
• Program overview and requirements
• My RMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including: Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers, Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student Responsibilities
|1||Week commencing 8 February||Topic: Gather and organise information |
1A in textbook
Introduction to the course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/cover sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help
| Overview of Assessment Task 1
|2||15 February||Topic: Gather and organise information |
1B in textbook
|3||22 February||Topic: Gather and organise information |
1C in textbook
|4||29 February||Topic: Gather and organise information |
1D in textbook
|5||7 March||Topic: Gather and organise information |
1E and 1F in textbook
|Assessment Task 1 due|
|6||14 March||Topic: Gather and organise information |
2A in textbook
|7||21 March||Topic: Research and analyse information|
2B in textbook
|7||24-30 March mid semester break|
25 March Good Fri public holiday
28 March Easter Mon public holiday
29 March Easter Tues public holiday
|8||4 April||Topic: Research and analyse information|
2C in textbook
|9||11 April||Topic: Research and analyse information|
2D in textbook
|10||18 April|| Topic: Research and analyse information|
2E in textbook
|Assessment Task 2 due|
|11||25 April||Topic : Present information |
3A in textbook
|12||2 May||Topic : Present information |
3B in textbook
|13||9 May||Topic : Present information|
3C in textbook
|14||16 May||Topic : Present information|
3D in textbook
|Assessment Task 3 due|
|17||6 June||Resubmissions if required.|
Aspire 2015 Analyse and present research information, Version 1.1
Learning Hub (Blackboard online)
Overview of Assessment
In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:
Evidence of the ability to:
- identify or confirm research requirements and objectives
- gather, organise and present workplace information and data
- update, modify, maintain and store information
- maintain and handle data and documents systematically and securely
- prepare and produce reports including:
- recommendations based on the analysis of information
- clear and justified assumptions and conclusions
- use of efficient, valid and reliable methods
- use Boolean operators and other search tools
- analyse, evaluate and interpret data to support organisational activities.
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:
- explain organisational systems for recordkeeping/filing, including security procedures
- identify organisational policies and procedures and legal and ethical obligations relating to workplace information
- explain concepts related to research and analysis including reliability and validity
- give examples of techniques for data analysis and how they are applied
- explain research processes and strategies to identify new sources (online and print) of information and to use them most efficiently and effectively.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the knowledge management – research field of work and include access to:
- workplace information systems, equipment and resources
- workplace policies and procedures
- case studies and, where possible, real situations.
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 Task 1 Gather and organise information
Textbook page 100
Part A Questioning
Demonstrate knowledge requirements by answering 10 short-answer questions.
Assessment Task 2 Research and analyse Information
Textbook p 59 and 60
Complete Learning Checkpoint 2 Part A and Part B (Topic 2)
Demonstrate knowledge and skill requirements by answering questions about research theory, principles, and approaches.
Assessment Task 3 Present Information
Textbook page 106 or 112
Part B Project: Analysing and presenting a research report at BizOps Enterprises (p106) or, with the agreement of your teacher, a real workplace (p112).
All Assessments must be passed to be deemed competent in this course.
You are required to complete all three Assessment Tasks to be deemed competent in this course. Due dates are in the weekly Teaching Schedule above.
• Submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Keep a hard and soft copy of your assessment tasks.
• Put the Assessment Task into the Assessment Record and Cover Sheet. It is on the Learning Hub (Blackboard) blackboard. You must fill in the Assessment Record and Cover Sheet . It includes a declaration which declares that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work.
Submit ALL of the Assessment Record and Cover sheet to the correct assignment box on the Learning Hub (Blackboard).
Each page of your Assessment should include a 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.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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