Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: EMPL5645C

Course Title: Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4230 - Certificate IV in Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Melissa Cranenburgh

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requistes for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and apply basic industry practices within the creative arts industries. It addresses the collection, application and updating of general information relevant to work roles within the creative arts industry sectors, including industry structures and operations, employment obligations and opportunities, the impact of new technology and the identification of industry laws and regulations.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge


1.    Source and apply industry information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify and access sources of information on the creative arts industry using a range of media

1.2 Identify sectors in the industry and discuss how they relate to one another

1.3 Investigate roles of relevant industry bodies and associations

1.4 Discuss new and emerging technologies impacting the industry

1.5 Seek information from relevant people about the nature of employment conditions and work opportunities within the industry

1.6 Discuss industry protocols and laws that apply to the creative arts industry

1.7 Collate and systematically organise information collected


2.    Identify industry laws and regulations

Performance Criteria:

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3.    Update and maintain industry knowledge

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and use opportunities to update knowledge of the industry

2.2 Identify key issues and trends in the industry

2.3 Discuss and share information about key issues and trends with others

2.4 Update and store information in an easily accessible format

Learning Outcomes

On succesful completion of this unit, you will develop knowledge of the audiovisual industry, the roles, companies, technology, laws and ways to keep up to date with your work. 

Details of Learning Activities

 In class activities may include:

  • Lectures
  • Guest lecture
  • Class presentations
  • Group discussions
  • Teacher directed group activities/projects
  • Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
  • Workshopping of student projects
  • Analysis/critique of relevant reading material

Out of class activities may include:

  • Online research

Independent project based work

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.


Topics covered


What is a grant? Elements of funding applications. Finding and evaluating sources of funding.


Understanding and writing to selection criteria.


Writing effective project plans.


Developing project budgets. Writing for the grant maker: how funding applications are assessed.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Your teacher will supply all readings and class materials in class.

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Ability to source industry information
Ability to seek appropriate assistance to collect industry information
Ability to apply industry information to day-to-day work activities to enhance work outcomes
Understanding of ways in which to maintain currency of industry knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following two pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task. You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on MyRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Assessment One:  Identify a project and relevant funding source (Due 22 April)

As an individual, you will write a short (500 word max) description of a project for which you will source a grant. The project can be a creative work, such as a written publication or a performance piece. You may also choose a non-creative project, such as a community event. You will then research potential funding opportunities for this project. Finally you will articulate why the funding source you identified is suitable for your project.

Assessment Two (Graded): Write a grant proposal or funding application (Due 6 May)

As an individual, you will prepare a draft application for funding from a funding provider. As previously determined, the project can be a creative work, such as a written publication or a performance piece. You may also choose a non-creative project, such as a community event. You will present your project as it adheres to the objectives and eligibility criteria of the funding provider.

Once you have demonstrated competency, you will also receive a grade for Assessment Two and for the course. Refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric. 

Graded assessment in this course uses the following grades:

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 matrices are available on Blackboard under the 'Assessments' tab. 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters.

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback
You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning
Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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