Course Title: Manage creative and professional self

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM6267

Course Title: Manage creative and professional self

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Alistair Briggs, Leigh Milward

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

Manage self and includes understanding and applying ethical practices to own creative and business activities, setting and meeting own priorities and developing and maintaining artistic and professional competence.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU014 Manage creative and professional self


1 Apply ethical standards

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Personal work and business practices comply with ethical standards, regulations and/or guidelines as appropriate
1.2 Identify and address conflicts of interest as required.
1.3 Comply with business ethical standards, regulations and guidelines (as appropriate) in all business relationships
1.4 Situations which pose ethical problems are resolved or referred as appropriate


2 Set and meet own work priorities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Competing demands are prioritised to achieve personal goals and objectives
2.2 Technology is used efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments


3 Develop and maintain artistic and professional competence

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Personal knowledge, skills and own work are assessed to determine development needs and priorities to improve own art practice and professional competence
3.2 Feedback from clients and colleagues is used to identify and develop ways to improve own art practice and professional competence
3.3 Participation in creative relationships and networks enhance personal knowledge, skills, relationships and own work
3.4 Identify networks and promotional opportunities which may be helpful in developing career opportunities
3.5 Identify and follow up on sources or information relating to work opportunities

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Some learning activities will include a self directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, fieldwork and work placements.
On your timetable, VPAU053 (Produce and scan complex digital images for reproduction), CUVVSP12A (Produce Digital Images) and VPAU014 (Manage creative and professional self) will be referred to as Imaging.

Teaching Schedule

 Timeline and assessment matrix 
WeekActivityPerformance Criteria
1Brief Four - Ethics/Tribute Poster
Ethics Discussion
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
2Brief Four - Ethics/Tribute Poster
Ethics Discussion
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
3Brief Four - Ethics/Tribute PosterVPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4Brief Four - Ethics/Tribute Poster
Tribute Poster DUE
VPAU014 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks for this unit is a project/s.

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
Grading will be offered in addition to and after the participant has been deemed competent.

Assessment Tasks

Brief 3: Tribute Poster (plus Timeline and Self-Assessment)

Assessment Matrix


CHD - Competency with High Distinction
CDI - Competency with Distinction
CC - Competency with Credit
CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.

Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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