Course Title: Direct the integration of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: BUSM6399C

Course Title: Direct the integration of projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers: Michael Pollard 
Phone: 9925 4325

Nominal Hours: 70

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the integration of all functions of project management in a program or multiple project context. This covers managing conflicting priorities between projects, directing project managers in re aligning projects within the program, directing the internal environment with the needs and expectations of the external environment, and directing projects within the program throughout their life cycle. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course for C6104 Advanced Diploma of Sound Production. This course includes a WIL experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. As part of this course you are required to undertake 40 hours of supervised learning* in your chosen industry area, gaining invaluable experience and industry contacts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG601A Direct the integration of projects


2. Direct the internal project environment to meet external needs and expectations

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Direct the internal project working environment to ensure project managers' work is conducted effectively throughout multiple, aligned project life cycles production requirements.
2.2 Establish and maintain links to direct the alignment between projects and organisational objectives within the program
2.3 Evaluate project proposals (scope definitions) against the organisation's strategic objectives
2.4 Coordinate and direct conflicting requirements of individual projects to achieve program objectives
2.5 Modify, where necessary, individual project objectives to achieve overall program objectives
2.6 Coordinate the impact of external environmental influences on individual projects to achieve program objectives


3. Direct projects throughout project life cycles

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Direct all project managers to provide project phases, approval points, review points and other milestones, to allow program integration
3.2 Establish project baselines and report progress in relation to these baselines, to measure program performance throughout the business reporting cycle
3.3 Progressively review project baselines to ensure nominated benefits are consistent with organisational expectations
3.4 Direct finalisation plans, procedures and activities to ensure final outcomes are met and that projects meet agreed program objectives
3.5 Review projects finalised in a program management reporting period to evaluate benefits to the business
3.6 Pass on integration management lessons learned to higher project authority and provide feedback for application to other projects


1.Direct integration of all functions of project management

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Support project managers in project stakeholder analysis to determine the influence of others on project outcomes
1.2 Analyse, rationalise and integrate the requirements of all projects and the inter-relationships of project management functions to determine agreed, achievable program objectives that align to organisational goals, strategies and objectives as stated in strategic planning documentation.
1.3 Review, rationalise and, when approved, integrate project plans into a structured, cohesive program plan for ongoing program management.
1.4 Derive integrated program control mechanisms from project plans, to establish program control requirements
1.5 Use project plans to develop consolidated program budgets, schedules and interdependencies, and to identify program risks

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit you will have developed the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the integration of all functions of project management in a program or multiple project context.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• Class lectures
• Group activities
• Hands-on activities in small groups
• Location/venue exposure

Out of class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• Online research and reporting
• Reading of provided notes/excerpts of industry publications
• Blogs

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Sem 1
Wk 7
 Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement
Includes: Lecture & presentation
 Michael Pollard
Sem 1
Wk 8
Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement
Includes: Lecture & presentation
 Michael Pollard
Sem 1
Wk 9
Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement
Includes: Lecture & presentation
 Michael Pollard
Sem 1
Wk 10
Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement
Includes: Lecture & presentation
 Michael Pollard
Sem 2 wk 8Event staging & completion 2.5,3.3,
Sem 2 wk9Studio post production mix 2.5,3.3,3.5
Sem 2 wk11Studio post production mix 2.5,3.3,3.5
Sem 2 wk13 Studio post production mix 2.5,3.3,3.5
Sem 2 wk15 Studio post production mix  2.5,3.3,3.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

• Program handout (class reference guide).
• Others will be prescribed during orientation and on Blackboard


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of the University library facilities.

Other Resources

• You will be required to provide your own hearing protection (plugs) for some classes.
• Webinars will require access to suitable high speed internet with audio listening ability.

All studio session will require normal data management and backup routines

All location exercises will require individual transport and food arrangments

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks include planning and coordination of event, onsite integration in event production, post production of event material.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment

1. Pre-production – Allocated workgroup planning for event to be held in class. You shall be provided a skill-set to develop and implement into event planning and preparation. This means each student will have either an allocated or chosen role/responsibility in getting the SPAVIS event completed - please note these tasks will be imbedded with activities as part of VART5086C Plan the Marketing Process.  Due week 6, Semester 2.

2. Event Production - You will demonstrate allocated skill-set to complete production of an event on location. Each student will have a responsibility of duties to complete  - attendance to this event is critical to this formative assesment completion. Due week 3, Semester 2. (NB date my be altered to accommodate Venue restrictions)

Summative Assessment

3. You will complete Major Project Post Production mix of event!! Due week 8, Semester 2. This is a multi-channel mix completed in your produtcion team, failure to attend all mix sessions and participate equally in the production will affect your Summative Assessment. (NB date my be altered to accommodate Venue restrictions)

The details of these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

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

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. Attendance is embedded in both the summative and formative assessments due to the highly practical aspect of this work.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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