Course Title: Manage own work and learning

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EMPL5400C

Course Title: Manage own work and learning

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5181 - Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Contact : Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: + 61 3 9925 4368

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Coordinator: Clare Renner
Telephone: 9925 4047

Nominal Hours: 10

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

At RMIT, the unit Manage own work and learning is contextualised by your chosen writing courses. Manage own work and learning is delivered and assessed along with each of your Refine Writing and Editing specialisations                         

Course Description

This unit covers the self-management skills needed to learn and perform effectively in the writing and publishing industry.                    

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUECOR01B Manage own work and learning


•    Develop personal time management skills

Performance Criteria:

1.1Establish priorities and deadlines in consultation with others, as appropriate
1.2Plan time so that tasks are completed according to order of priority and within established deadlines
1.3Re-prioritise work effectively as necessary to accommodate important workload variations
1.4Document details of work tasks and commitments accurately, as required
1.5Maintain basic work records effectively
1.6Identify any variations and difficulties affecting work requirements through regular reviews, and inform appropriate personnel


•    Manage own learning

Performance Criteria:

2.1Identify own learning needs in consultation with appropriate personnel
2.2Identify opportunities to meet learning needs and take appropriate action in consultation with the appropriate personnel
2.3Collate evidence of on and off-the-job learning relevant to work role


•    Receive and act constructively on personal feedback                              

Performance Criteria:

3.1Regularly seek suggestions on ways to improve work
3.2Act on feedback as required to improve work performance

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage your own writing and editing work and learning.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you  learn through - 

In-class activities:
•classroom-based lectures
•class exercises
•teacher directed group activities/projects
•peer teaching and class presentations
•group discussion
•class exercises to review discussions/lectures
•class readings
•workshopping of students’ own projects

Out-of-class activities:
•independent writing and reading
•online and other research
•independent study and project work

Teaching Schedule

Manage own work and learning is delivered and assessed within your Refine Writing and Editing  specialisations. For example, you discuss the skills required to manage working on a desk-top publishing project, the development of a novel, an editing project etc.

See your  Refine Writing and Editing specialisation course outlines for the teaching schedule.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this unit.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

All resources are supplied by the teacher for this unit. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment includes the completion of a written exercise and demonstration of competency through your chosen writing specialisations.

Assessment Tasks

Manage own work and learning is assessed firstly through a preliminary exercise specific to the competency.  This exercise will be e-mailed to  you by the unit coordinator with directions on how to submit the assessment. The assessment is due by April 11.

Manage own work and learning is also assessed within your Refine Writing and Editing  specialisation, by your writing teachers . Successful completion of the assessment will demonstrate competency in managing your own work and leanring.   See Refine Writing and Editing course guides for assessment details.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

This competency will be assessed as:
C Competent
NYC Not yet competent

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

You will receive spoken and/or written feedback by teacher on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions
Please refer to the course blackboard site for policy information on late submissions and plagiarism

RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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