Course Title: Originate and develop concepts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6146

Course Title: Originate and develop concepts

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM7939C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2016

Course Contact: Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email: sally.parrott@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.

It applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process, such as marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs, entertainment events, films, exhibitions and digital media products. Individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy, but collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts to the point where they can be implemented.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts

Elements:

1 Evaluate and explore needs and opportunities

2 Develop a range of creative approaches

3 Refine concepts

4 Develop concepts to an operational level


Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You must provide evidence of the ability to:

  • generate concepts and ideas that provide innovative solutions to identified issues
  • evaluate and test concepts and ideas
  • present ideas and information to others and reflect on responses
  • develop at least two concepts, substantiated and supported with sufficient information to allow implementation to occur.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must :

  • describe the broad context in which concepts are being developed
  • outline cultural, social and environmental issues and impacts to be considered in developing new concepts
  • identify issues and requirements to commercialise the concept
  • outline practical and operational issues to be considered in a specific work or community context
  • describe the range of broad practical and operational issues that determine whether a concept can be implemented
  • identify techniques for generating creative ideas and solutions, and for translating these ideas into workable concepts.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.