Course Title: Plan and implement a project in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: GRAP5273

Course Title: Plan and implement a project in the workplace

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5230 - Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Contact : Annette Cook

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 200

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 unit you will plan and implement a project, work effectively within an organisation and accept responsibility for and monitor own work. You will also develop your employability skills in the workplace and produce a reflective journal on the experience.This course includes a work integrated experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU015 Plan and implement a project in the workplace


1 Develop project plans

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Develop plans and strategies based on workplace or project needs to achieve identified operational outcomes in collaboration with relevant personnel
1.2 Develop scope and objectives based on:
- overall goals
- feedback from individuals
- monitoring of workplace operations
1.3 Identify and analyse internal and external factors which may impact on the plan to ensure the achievement of planned and agreed outcomes
1.4 Consult appropriate colleagues during the development of the plan to confirm and/or adjust details of the plan as required
1.5 Develop resource strategies to support planned project processes and outcomes
1.6 Develop administrative framework and systems to ensure planned project outcomes
1.7 Identify and communicate priorities, responsibilities and timelines to those who will implement the plan
1.8 Develop evaluation systems in consultation with appropriate colleagues to monitor and adjust project outcomes
1.9 Develop an internal and external communications strategy to keep all stakeholders informed


2 Implement and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Oversee implementation of operational plan
2.2 Provide support and assistance to colleagues involved in implementing the plan and deal with contingencies as required
2.3 Comply with reporting requirements, if required
2.4 Oversee monitoring of financial control systems
2.5 Establish and maintain a file of all relevant documentation and correspondence
2.6 Obtain additional resources in accordance with agreed policy


3 Work effectively with others

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Undertake responsibilities and duties and project requirements in a positive manner to promote cooperation and good relationships
3.2 Share information relevant to the work with the work team
3.3 Recognise and resolve problems and conflict and/or refer to appropriate person(s) as appropriate
3.4 Communicate with other colleagues in accordance as required
3.5 Understand, interpret and apply instructions in the workplace consistent with the specified requirements


4 Accept responsibility for and co-ordinate own work and performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Monitor own work according to requirements for job quality, contribution to work targets, timelines and resource use
4.2 Clearly communicate additional support to improve performance to the appropriate person.
4.3 Perform responsibilities and duties in accordance with enterprise policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

This unit takes place in the workplace. The duration of work placement is approximately 10 - 15 days. The participant will work with the placement coordinator to locate suitable placements. They will prepare for and attend the workplace. Whilst in the workplace they will support the industry team in developing, implementing, and monitoring workplace projects. A work placement can also include freelance work with a client.

Teaching Schedule

Week Activity

Semester 1 Wednesday 24 April
Introduction to unit. Overview related employability skills.
Develop a resume and introductory letter. Source placement.
This activity will be conducted in the scheduled class of Business 2 and via myRMIT
GRAP 5273 Plan and Implement a project in the workplace

2 Semester 1 Wednesday 8 May
Introduction to unit.
Review resume and letter, continue with placement confirmation.
This activity will be conducted in the scheduled class of Business 2 and via myRMIT
GRAP 5273 Plan and Implement a project in the workplace

Semester 2
15 - 26 July
Placement in industry scheduled time. Other placements may occur daily over a number of weeks, or in a block over the holiday break.


Semester 2
21Oct - 8 Nov
Folio advisement session
Placement in industry scheduled time. Other placements may occur daily over a number of weeks, or in a block over the holiday break.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Students will prepare for, attend and reflect on workplacement. Students will also finalise their portfolio for industry.

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

Resume portfoilo

Reflective journal

Submission of WIL documentation and industry feedback

A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course, when students complete the work placement and related documentation.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.
This unit is not graded.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

The application of this unit sees an individual artist or designer planning and implementing a project, working effectively within an organisation and accepting responsibility for and monitoring own work. This work would usually be carried out under limited supervision and competency will be demonstrated as a work placement.
The majority of this unit is delivered in the work place.

Task 1 - In preparation for placement participants must present a visual resume and introductory letter.

Task 2 - Participants must submit the following completed digital forms once each placement is arranged.

  • Form A - Workplace Agreement

  • Form B - Page 1 planning

Task 3 - On completion of each workplacement participants must submit

  • Form C -Timesheet
  • Form B - Page 2 reflection
  • Form D - Industry feedback

Task 4 - Participate in a folio advisement session.


CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves attending and participating in workplacement. It is expected you will engage fully in the experience ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - You will receive written feedback from your workplacement and verbal feedback from your teacher in your folio review.
Student feedback at RMIT

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress 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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline (unresolved)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

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 go to Academic Integrity

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