Course Title: Work effectively in the digital media industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Course Title: Work effectively in the digital media industry

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 30

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Important Information:

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course will enable you to work effectively as an individual or in a team environment in the digital media industries and to work effectively in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry as digital media designers, developers, programmers, contractors or digital media authoring specialists.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTICT419 Work effectively in the digital media industry


1. Communicate effectively with others

2. Perform own work effectively

3. Review own communication and work effectiveness, and make improvements

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will have the ability to:

  • research and analyse information and communicate effectively using a range of media and formats
  • perform according to work plan and organisational requirements and values
  • follow and apply requirements of legislation and regulations
  • review and implement improvements to own work and communication
  • review own communication strategies and practices and identify areas for improvement
  • review work plan and schedule key milestones
  • carry out professional development activities related to a work plan
  • seek and respond to client queries and feedback.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.