Course Title: Co-ordinate the work environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: EMPL5821C

Course Title: Co-ordinate the work environment

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5246 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254809

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 90

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

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to undertake supervisory and coordinating activities in work groups in community service organisations. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCORG6B Co-ordinate the work environment


1. Contribute to and promote effective work practices


2. Promote effective workplace relations


3. Facilitate work group activities


4. Develop and implement staffing processes as required


5. Advocate for workplace health and safety and fair employment practices

Learning Outcomes

Learners deemed competent in this course should be able demonstrate understandings and attidutes consistent with and helpful for a first line management role within health care teams.

Details of Learning Activities

Class discussions, lectures, roleplays and educational video are all utilised in the presentation of this course.  In addition students are requird to test there theroetical knowledge in the real world of the nursing workplace through professional discourse with an experienced nursing manager/co-ordinator.

Teaching Schedule

The sixteen classroom sessions will take place from late July to the 13th of October for group CF01. (Timetable and sequencing of sessions subject to change).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Nil prescribed text


Yoder-Wise, PS Leading and managing in nursing 5th Edition 2011
Mosby Missouri

Polifko-Harris K.1st Ed. 2004 Case applications in Nursing Leadership and management. Thomson Delmar Learning

Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

The assessments for this course include a wriiten assignment covering the major learning outcomes as above and a written record of an interview with an experienced nurse unit or facility manager.

Assessment Tasks

Both written assessments will be due on or before 3/10/12 for group CF01

Students are required to attend for all scheduled sessions. The continuous nature of assessment activities in this program requires participation in scheduled sessions.

Students are requested to contact the School office if they are going to be absent due to ill health. Please email your non attendance.

It is the responsibility of the student to collect information and handouts for those sessions for which they are absent.

Students are required to achieve competency in all assessment tasks as well as all the clinical competency skills. Poor attendance will affect the student’s ability to achieve overall competency, preventing the student from successfully meeting the requirements of the program.

Graded assessment will be 50% via open book exam in the classroom, and 50% via assignment taking the form of a report of a discussion held with an experienced unit manager/coordinator.

Assessment Matrix

Grades for competency-based assessment and graded assessment

CAG (Pass)
General description Demonstrates basic understanding and meets minimum requirements. Presentation is not of a professional standard.
Knowledge of the topic Covers the subject matter sufficiently to answer questions and address issues.
Evidence of sufficient reading to complete the assignment
Minimum referencing is used, but not always correctly or consistently.
Adequately written to convey ideas and concepts. Structure is not always logical and there are some spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

CC (Credit)
Demonstrates sound understanding and some degree of interpretation, but lacks depth of insight. Some flaws in presentation.
Good knowledge of the subject matter with some evidence of depth and complexity. Some reflection is evident
Evidence of thorough reading and understanding of the core texts and resources.
Referencing is used with some inconsistencies. Clearly written and well structured. Some spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

CDI (Distinction)
A high standard of work that demonstrates a thorough understanding and interpretation. Well presented.
Evidence of understanding of deeper and more complex aspects of the subject matter. Evidence of reading the core texts and resources with some additional reading.
Accurate use of referencing system. May contain a few inconsistencies in use of style.
Effective use of language to express complex ideas. Clearly written and well structured. A few spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

CHD (High Distinction)
Outstanding or exceptional work in terms of insight, interpretation and professional presentation. Usually contains some original ideas.
Demonstrates insight, awareness, including self-awareness and ability to reflect with depth.Demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge. Demonstrates understanding of complexities and a range of contexts.
Strong evidence of extensive & independent reading and research beyond the specified texts and resources. Referencing system used thoroughly and accurately. Consistent with preferred style.
Conceptual thinking & complex ideas expressed clearly & fluently. Well structured. Few, if any, spelling or grammatical errors.

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