Course Title: Analyse and present research information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: BUSM7977C

Course Title: Analyse and present research information

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4379 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.


It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information


1. Gather and organise information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Gather and organise information in a format suitable for analysis, interpretation and dissemination in accordance with organisational requirements
1.2 Access information held by the organisation ensuring accuracy and relevance in line with established organisational requirements
1.3 Ensure that methods of collecting information are reliable and make efficient use of resources in accordance with organisational requirements
1.4 Identify research requirements for combining online research with non electronic sources of information
1.5 Use business technology to access, organise and monitor information in accordance with organisational requirements
1.6 Update, modify, maintain and store information, in accordance with organisational requirements


2. Research and analyse information

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Clearly define objectives of research ensuring consistency with organisational requirements
2.2 Ensure that data and research strategies used are valid and relevant to the requirements of the research and make efficient use of available resources
2.3 Identify key words and phrases for use as part of any online search strategy, including the use of Boolean operators and other search tools
2.4 Use reliable methods of data analysis that are suitable to research purposes
2.5 Ensure that assumptions and conclusions used in analyses are clear, justified, supported by evidence and consistent with research and business objectives


3. Present information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Present recommendations and issues in an appropriate format, style and structure using suitable business technology
3.2 Structure and format reports in a clear manner that conforms to organisational requirements
3.3 Report and distribute research findings in accordance with organisational requirements
3.4 Obtain feedback and comments on suitability and sufficiency of findings in accordance with organisational requirements

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities

Participate in case study/scenario activities relating to basic study skills eg:
• Researching information
• Referencing
• Analysing & organising information
• Report writing

Teaching Schedule

The course will be taught entirely online - facilitator led learning activities with access to learning resources 24X7 using "myRMIT".

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Cluster 1: The following table details the process of assessment for this cluster of units:

BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents

BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information

BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws


Assessment Tasks


Task 1

Forum discussion


Task 2

Online Quiz – Complex Documents (Blackboard)


Task 3

Online Quiz – WHS Law (Safetyline)


Task 4




Assessment Tasks

 Assessment Overview

This unit will be assessed in conjunction with BSBWRT401A - Write Complex Documents and BSBWHS402A - Assist with Compliance with Laws

The following assessment tasks will be undertaken:

1. Forum discussion

2. Online Quizzes

3..Research and Report Writing

Assessment Matrix


Other Information

Assessment Information

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exam, prac reports, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac reports).

• Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected

• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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