Course Title: Establish and maintain work and contractual relationships

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6088

Course Title: Establish and maintain work and contractual relationships

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Course Adminstration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4368

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Course Description

In this course, you gain valuable industry experience by completing an industry placement. You work in an area of the industry that interests you, while observing and  participating in the development or production of current projects with professional mentors This course involves work integrated learning (WIL) and you develop the skills and knowledge required to set up and maintain workplace relationships, to negotiate within a working environment and to communicate effectively in an industry context. The industry placement will take place in appropriate and approved companies and organizations, or on approved productions.






Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT you are required to have completed all first year courses before enrolling in Establish and Maintain Work and Contractual Relationships

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUSADM07A Establish and maintain work and contractual relationships


1. Establish and conduct work relationships

2. Conduct negotiations

3. Make formal agreements / contracts

4. Foster and maintain business relationships

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed an awareness of the current screenwriting industry environment. You will be able to negotiate and enter into a formal agreement with an employer, build and maintain professional relationships and communicate effectively as required by freelance workers in the industry .

Overview of Assessment

 Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the negotiation and completion of an industry placement. You are also assessed  through a log book of progress meetings with your teacher, a written report reflecting on the placement and through a report from your host employer.