Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: LANG5767C

Course Title: Maintain and enhance professional practice

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6134 - Advanced Diploma of Interpreting

Course Contact : Miranda Lai

Course Contact Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3523

Course Contact Email:miranda.lai@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Bing Lee Teh ( binglee.teh@rmit.edu.au)

Nominal Hours: 20

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

None

Course Description

This course specifies the competency required for individuals to manage their personal professional performance and to take responsibility for their professional development. This unit will be taught in a cluster with the following units:

  • LANG5760C Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments
  • LANG5761C Prepare to translate and interpret
  • LANG5767C Maintain and enhance professional practice
  • LANG5772C Apply codes and standards to professional judgement


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS504A Maintain and enhance professional practice

Element:

1. Model high standards of performance.

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Model appropriate professional techniques and strategies for effective performance.
1.2.Reflect individual responsibilities and accountabilities in personal work goals and plans in accordance with organisational and legal requirements.
1.3.Promote practitioner's role with clients, colleagues and the public.

Element:

2. Determine personal development needs.

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Assess personal skills and knowledge against industry competencies and other relevant benchmarks to determine development needs and priorities.
2.2.Use feedback from colleagues and clients to identify personal learning needs and areas of professional development.
2.3.Identify future career options and career development pathways.
2.4.Seek advice on personal development needs from relevant personnel.

Element:

3. Participate in professional development activities.

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Identify and pursue development opportunities suitable to personal learning style to support continuous learning and maintain currency of professional practice.
3.2.Participate in professional networks to support continuous learning and to maintain professional practice.
3.3.Maintain regular communication with relevant networks, organisations and individuals.

Element:

4. Reflect on and evaluate professional practice.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.Research developments and trends impacting on professional practice and integrate these into work performance.
4.2.Use feedback from colleagues and clients to identify and introduce improvements into work performance.
4.3.Identify and apply innovative and responsive approaches for improving professional practice.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities may include class instructions, practical demonstrations, class discussions and practice and group/individual work,
 


Teaching Schedule

Teaching and Assessments Schedule
The delivery of this unit will be undertaken with Negotiate translating and interpreting assignments, Prepare to translate and interpret, Apply codes and standards to professional judgement and Maintain and enhance Professional Practice. The units are delivered concurrently.

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LANG5760C
LANG5761C
LANG5772C
LANG5767C
  • Introduction
     
  • Introduction to Course and assessments
  • Intro to Lang5760C - Elements
  • Overview of T & I assignments
Distribution of Readings for AT1 (on Blackboard only)
LANG5760C
  1. Collect and assess assignment information
  2. Assess ability to complete assignment
  3. Respond to assignment proposal
  • T & I for agencies
  • Process for considering an offer of work
  • Factors affecting negotiation
  • Some strategies for negotiation
 
LANG5761C
  1. Analyse assignment information for planning purposes
  2. Establish familiarity with topic and context
  3. Develop work plan
  4. Review and evaluate work plan
  • Intro to Lang5761C – Elements
  • Factors affecting preparations
  • Strategies for preparing
 
LANG5760C
LANG5761C
 
  • AT1: In-class quiz based on readings
AT2: Research and Report (TBA)
Due Date: Class 6
 
 
LANG5772C
  1. Research ethical and professional issues 
     
  • What is ethics?
  • What is professional ethics and how is it different from morality?
LANG5772C
  1. Develop professional practices and knowledge
  • The AUSIT Code of Ethics
  • Discussions and scenarios
  • Professional blueprint
 
LANG5772C
  1. Apply professional standards, knowledge and judge to practice
  • Further look at the AUSIT Code of Ethics
  • Discussions and scenarios
  • Program’s essential
AT2 submission
 
LANG5767C
 
  1. Model high standards of performancement
  • Intro to Lang5761C – Elements
LANG5767C
  1. Determine personal development needs
  2. Participate in professional development activities
  3. Reflect on and evaluate professional practice
  • Strategies for maintaining/enhancing Professionalism
  • NAATI accreditation
  • NAATI revalidation
 
LANG5760C
LANG5761C
LANG5772C
LANG5767C
 
  • AT3: In class quiz (all units – all content covered from start of semester)
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Learning material will be provided in class.


References


Other Resources

The unit is supported online using Blackboard. The Blackboard gives access to important announcements, staff contacts details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. Access to Blackboard can be found at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


Overview of Assessment

’Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.
Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to:

  • group discussions
  • evidence of correspondence where assignments, conditions were clarified, negotiated
  • practical demonstration of understanding of contractual documentation from the industry
  • industry contacts and reports
  • test/quiz


Assessment Tasks

You must complete all THREE assessment tasks to be assessed Competent for this unit.

Assessment Task 1 (This task does not apply to this unit)
When: Class 4
Description: In-class quiz based on readings uploaded on Blackboard. This assessment consists of 20 questions.
Assessment Criteria: You will be assessed Competent or Non-Competent for this assessment. You will be assessed Competent if you get 75% of your questions correct.
Duration: Approx. 1.5 hours

Assessment Task 2
Distributed by: Class 4 (Blackboard)
Due: Class 6
Description: Research and Report (Topic and Questions will be advised by teacher in Class 4)
Assessment Criteria: By completion

Assessment Task 3
When:
Class 8
Description: In-class test based on all content covered from start of semester. This assessment consists of 30 questions.
Assessment Criteria: You will be assessed Competent or Non-Competent for this assessment. You will be assessed Competent if you get 75% of your questions correct.
Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours

 


Assessment Matrix

ElementsAssessment Task 2Assessment Task 3
Model high standards of performace                           X X
Determine personal development needs X X
Participate in professional development activities. X X
Reflect on and evalutae professional practice X

Other Information

GRADING INFORMATION

This course uses a competency-based assessment and will be graded as follows:
CA (Competency Achieved)
NYC (Not Yet Competent)
DNS (Did Not Submit)

All competency-based assessment tasks for this course must be completed at the required level (see the elements and key performance criteria for each unit) in order to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) award.If a student has not completed ALL the assessment tasks or they have completed but some or all are not at the required level, they will be assessed as NYC (Not Yet Competent).

If a student does not submit assessment tasks at all, a DNS result will be entered.


Learning Resources
RMIT Library
The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
The Learning Lab is a collection of web-based resources including tip sheets and interactive tutorials on study skills, writing, English language development and maths. Access RMIT’s Learning Lab online via this link: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/

Assessment Tasks : Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with your tutor or the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the University’s Extension Application Form – http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf – or by emailing your course coordinator or tutor directly.
An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.


Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration


Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
1. Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
2. No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.


Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
a) You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
b) You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
c) You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Other Relevant Information

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing


Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;

  • Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
  • Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
  • Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
  • Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
  • Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
  • Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com


Complaints Procedure:
RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.
Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf 

 

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