Course Title: Develop personal management skills for work

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EMPL5910

Course Title: Develop personal management skills for work

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1071 - Certificate I in Work Education

Course Contact : Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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

In this course you will be exploring the skills and knowledge required to identify, develop and apply personal management skills to be able to prepare for participation in work settings and in the wider community.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20439 Develop personal management skills for work


1. Identify areas of
responsibility in own
personal life.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Outline current and potential areas of personal
1.2 List strategies to increase and maintain independence
1.3 Describe the impact of work on independent living
1.4 Name appropriate persons or services who can assist with
increasing and maintaining independence


2. Develop strategies to
promote self

Performance Criteria:

2.1 List the components of self confidence and how they affect
personal life and work
2.2 Outline appropriate ways to develop and maintain self
2.3 Recognize possible barriers to the development of self
2.4 Identify the relationship between self confidence and life skills and work
2.5 Name self development needs to gain and maintain work


3. Create a personal skills

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify skills gained formally and informally
3.2 Seek feedback on skills from appropriate persons
3.3 Assess skills and interests and identify strengths and
3.4 Develop a personal skills profile
3.5 Investigate transferability of skills to different situations


4. Develop problem
solving and decision
making skills for work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Define the problem or decision to be made
4.2 Identify decisionmaking
4.3 Determine possible solutions
4.4 Make and implement a decision
4.5 Identify sources of assistance


5. Maintain personal
health and hygiene

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Meet presentation requirements in formal and informal
5.2 Establish a daily personal hygiene routine
5.3 Identify the elements of good personal health.
5.4 Use strategies to develop good personal health
5.5 Describe the impact of personal health on employment
5.6 List resources for assistance with personal health issues

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. 

The course will develop the following skills:

- communication skills to identify and discuss strategies to increase personal independence and
self confidence, develop good personal health routines, communicate with support workers and
seek feedback on own skills.

- problem solving skills to identify barriers and possible solutions to increase independence and self confidence

- language and literacy skills to identify and access support resources and develop a personal
skills profile

· self management skills to identify strategies to increase and maintain independence, self
confidence and personal health

· teamwork skills to work with others to identify self development needs in relation to life and work

Details of Learning Activities

The points listed below will give you an idea about the types of themes we will explore.

• Discussion of different forms of communication and how we use these according to where we are and what circumstances we’re in. i.e. work, home and social settings.

• How independent are you?
What sorts of things are you currently doing for yourself?
How can you become more independent? Why is this important in your life.

• We will look at self confidence and what can get in the way of feeling confident and self assured. We will also look at ways that self confidence can affect personal life and work and what self development needs you may have to gain and maintain work.

• You have gained many skills already. Some have been gained formally through school or work, others informally such as through doing hobbies, recreational activities or tasks you do at home. We will discuss these skills and explore how they can be transferred to different situations.

• Problem Solving and decision making and practise applying these steps in both group and individual situations.

• Explore our personal health and hygiene and how this impacts on our employment opportunities. What are the elements of good personal health and what resources are available to support us with personal health issues.
You will also discuss appropriate presentation and grooming requirements for formal and informal situations

• Team communication – group dynamics. Getting along with each other in a group situation.

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and will include the following:

Short answer written work



Assessment Tasks

To gain competency in this course, you are required to participate in and complete activities/tasks that are given during class time. Occasionally you will be asked to complete an unfinished project as homework or collect information in your own time to be used in class.


Students will be assessed in a variety of ways, which may include:

- Practical demonstration of tasks
- Verbal questioning
- Short answer written work
- Project work
- Verbal presentation
- Self assessment
- Professional conversations

Assessment Matrix

This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment


Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;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. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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