Course Title: Organise Workplace Information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: EMPL9683C

Course Title: Organise Workplace Information

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: 99255134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Janet McDonald - Course Coordinator

Tel:9925 5134


Nominal Hours: 30

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 the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and information management systems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN305A Organise Workplace Information


Collect and assess information

Performance Criteria:

Information held by the organisation on products and services is assessed for accuracy and relevance to organisational requirements.

Methods of collecting information are reliable and make efficient use of available time and resources.

Information collected is suitable for analysis, decision making and the development of plans, strategeis and options.

Information collection is participative and uses appropriate iinterpersonal skills to access relevant data from individuals and team members.

Appropriate interpersonal skills are used to access relevant information from individuals and teams.


Organise information

Performance Criteria:

Information is organised in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements.

Business equipment/technology is used to maintain information in accordance with organisational requirements.

Information and materials are collated and communicated to relevant designated persons.

Difficulties organising and accessing information are identifed and solved collaboratively with individuals and team members.

Information is updated and stored in accordance with organisational requirements.


Review information needs

Performance Criteria:

Feedback on sufficiency of information is actively sought to ensure relevance of information in accordance with organisational requiements.

Contribution of information to decision making is reviewed and appropriate modifications to collection processes are implemented.

Future information needs are identified and incorporated in modificiations to collection processes.

Future information needs are documented and incorporated in modifications to reporting processes.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will complete a variety of class-based discussions, online activities and exercises. Online materials will enable students to complete activities and exercises at their own pace.

The total number of nominal hours includes, 9 hours of teaching and learning in class and approximately 21 hours of online discussion, reading and assessments.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 10 - 13 SeptCourse introduction; Online reading and activities & Chapter 1: Collecting and assessing informationAttend/Text
Week 11 - 20 SeptChapter 1: Collecting and assessing information Assessment 1 dueOnline
Week 12 - 27 SeptChapter 2: Organising informationOnline
Week 13 - 4 OctChapter 2: Organising information Assessment 2 dueAttend/Text
Week 14 - 11 OctChapter 3: Reviewing information needsOnline
Week 15 - 18 OctChapter 3: Reviewing information needs Assessment 3 dueAttend/Text
Week 16 - 25 OctFinal assessment dueOnline

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course will include all planned activities. This may incorporate face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; wherever possible workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours includes the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Aspire Training & Consulting, BSBINM301A BSBO7 Certificate III Organise Workplace Information - Individual Unit.


Other Resources

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 achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. 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. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

This course will be delivered online and will include online activities, discussions, exercises, reading and reflection to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Case Studies (50%) - All elements of competency

Students will complete three online case studies which address all elements of competency. Case study details will be available on the Learning Hub two weeks prior to the due dates as outlined in the Teaching Schedule in this document. Case studies must be completed individually and submitted electronically by COB Friday of the relevant week as outlined in the Teaching Schedule of this document.

Report (50%) - All elements of competency

Students will complete a document report which addresses all elements of competency. The report criteria guide is available on the Learning Hub from Week 10. The is to be completed individually and submitted to Level 13 with a front cover sheet by COB Friday Week 16.

Assessment Matrix

Grading Information 


HD >=80High distinction (competency achieved)
DI70-79Distinction (competency achieved)
CR60-69Credit (competency achieved)
PA50-59Pass (competency achieved)
NN<50Fail (not yet competent)
CANot applicableCompetency Achieved
NYCNot availableNot yet competent

Other Information

Special Consideration

Special consideration allows the University to take account of unexpected circumstances that can affect your ability to complete an assessment. Examples of unexpected or extenuating circumstances for eligibility may include:
• Serious illness with a significant impact e.g. hospital admission, concussion, serious injury, asthma attack or depression. It does not include illnesses with minor impact such as a cold, headache, period pain or stomach ache.
• Loss or bereavement e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
• Hardship or trauma e.g. victim of serious crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe unexpected disruption to domestic arrangements.

How to apply

You must apply for special consideration no later than two working days after the relevant examination or assessment deadline. You must complete the Special Consideration Application form available at and lodge the original and one photocopy at the Hub on your campus. You can also lodge the application and supporting documentation via fax to tel. 9925 8845 or send scanned copies via email to

Please note that in 2010 it is anticipated that applications for special consideration will move to an online process. More information about this new process will be available at

Your application must be supported by a medical impact statement and/or relevant supporting documentation. A medical certificate alone is not sufficient. If you cannot obtain the impact statement or supporting documents within two days, you should lodge an incomplete application form and provide the additional documents within five business day.

Late applications can only be accepted in extenuating circumstances and their submission requires the approval of the Academic Registrar.

Assessment of applications

All special consideration applications are considered by a panel of health and academic experts, convened by the Academic Registrar. All communication about your application will be through your RMIT student email account. It is your responsibility to check your RMIT student email account regularly, promptly respond to any requests for information or action and ensure your account can receive incoming emails.

Extensions of time for submission of assessment – seven days or fewer

If you are seeking an extension of seven calendar days or fewer from the original due date you must meet certain eligibility criteria (similar to special consideration) and complete an Application for Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable Work form and lodge it with the School. Forms are available at

Arrangements for lodging forms can vary according to individual school procedures. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to check whether the form should be lodged with the school administrative officer, the course coordinator or program coordinator. Except in exceptional circumstances the application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date.

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