Course Title: Direct the integration of projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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


Adam Lovel

Email: adam.lovel@rmit.,



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


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


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

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 & work integrated learning (WIL)

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 resources

Semester 1
Class 1


Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Documents for Event Production
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard


Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3

Element 2
2.5, 3.3, 2.5

Class 2Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Off-Line Digital Console editors
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard


Element 2

Element 3
3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Class 3

Advanced Live Sound Sound reinforcement

Review of Event pricesures, roles, responisibilities, planning... Formative Assessment Line-List Due
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard

Element 2

Element 3

Class 4Advanced Live Sound / Sound reinforcement

Review of RMIT Mobile equipment
Includes: Lecture & presentation
Michael Pollard

Element 2

Element 3
3.3, 3.5


Weeks 8 - 17

Event staging & completion

Each student shall be allocated involvement in production at a night @ venue (John Curtin Hotel) OR location Music Festival,
under direct supervision developing Live Sound procedures and skills.


Element 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, ,3.3, 3.4, 3.6


Studio Semester 2 
Studio session 1

 Studio post production mix

Element 2

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio Session 2 Studio post production mixElement 2

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio Session 3 Studio post production mixElement 2

Element 3
3.3, 3.5

Studio session 4 Studio post production mix & submission for assessmentElement 2

Element 3
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 may 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.

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

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 – Completion of an in-class exercise that involves planning document for a multi-band event

2. Event Production - You will demonstrate allocated skill-set to complete production of an event on location. (John Curtin Hotel has been the venue in the past)

Each student will have a responsibility of duties to complete and under supervision  - attendance to this event is critical to this formative assesment completion. Due week 1, Semester 2. (NB date my be altered to accommodate Venue restrictions)
Failure to participate in this Formative assessment will affect the students ability to complete the Summative Assessment


Summative Assessment

3. You will complete Major Project Post Production mix of event!! Due week 10, Semester 2. This is a multi-channel mix completed in your production 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) - successfull observation of all criteria and production guidelines will be imbeded in this assessment.

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
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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