Course Title: Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2023

Course Code: EMPL5994C

Course Title: Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

School: 515T Creative Industries

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5410 - Diploma of Music (Sound Production)

Course Contact: John Phillips

Course Contact Phone: +61399254913

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Elena Popa:


ph: 9925 4815


Nominal Hours: 60

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 course you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to maintain creative arts industry knowledge and monitor and manage own professional practice. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAIND512 Enhance professional practice using creative arts industry knowledge


1. Research creative arts industry information relevant to own practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research structure and operation of creative arts industry

1.2 Research employment obligations and opportunities within industry

1.3 Monitor trends and emerging technologies within industry

1.4 Research legislation and industry protocols relevant to industry

1.5 Analyse and evaluate accuracy, currency and credibility of information sources and confirm that research scope is in line with requirements of own professional practice

1.6 Compile comprehensive details of information gathered and its sources and implement procedures for maintaining its currency


2. Establish and maintain industry networks that support own practice

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Participate in professional industry bodies and associations and seek opportunities to expand on and update industry knowledge

2.2 Establish and maintain relationships that enhance own professional practice and profile using networking strategies

2.3 Network with industry contacts and confirm currency and credibility of industry knowledge

2.4 Record details of networking activities and benefits gained from participation


3. Apply knowledge to own professional practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Evaluate own skills and knowledge, and identify professional development needs

3.2 Seek advice from required personnel and develop strategies to enhance professional practice

3.3 Participate in professional development activities to improve work performance and currency of industry knowledge

Learning Outcomes

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

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities will include a range of teacher directed group activities, projects, class exercises, review discussions/lectures and independent project based work.

Out-of-class activities include completion of individual design and pre-production work, preparation for class presentations and production work. Online research and occasional outside of class time group discussions will be required to maintain project work.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic/Learning ActivitiesAssessment
Week 1

Introduction to the course and Assessment

Discuss the Performance and Knowledge evidence to meet Competency in the course

Look at Assessment 

Week 2

Research and apply creative arts industry information

Researching industry organisations

Employment obligations and opportunities within industry

Trends and emerging technologies within industry

Legislation and industry protocols relevant to the industry 

Enhance professional practice

Week 3

Establish and maintain industry networks

Strategies - networking, attending industry events and vendor training, reading industry magazines and trade journals, and undertaking online research.


Week 4

Trends and emerging technologies within industry 

Evaluate own skills and knowledge, and identify professional development needs

Participate in professional development activities

Week 5 Guest Lecture   
Week 6

Industry protocols and procedures

Assessment 1 due (week 16, Semester 2)
Week 7

Unit Review

Assessment 2 due (week 17, Semester 2)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

See Canvas for all your course details.

You are advised to look at myRMIT for ongoing updated information.

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes to make notes, for example;

a pen and notepaper or a laptop computer. You will need to have either a USB thumb drive or a USB/Thunderbolt Harddrive (or both) to store and manage your media. Your teacher will advise you what to get when classes commence.

The University Library has extensive resources. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. is available via your Library login.

The Library provides guides and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessments and once you have demonstrated competency you will also receive a result after your final assessment task.


Assessment Task 1:Written Research Report. Produce a written research report on a creative industry organisation including at least two creative bodies/associations. In this assessment task you will conduct research into the creative arts industry by answering a series of questions. Due by Week 16, Semester 2.

Assessment Task 2: Participate in the Creative Arts Industry. Select two (2) professional development activities to organise and participate in. This could be outside of class hours. Due by Week 17, Semester 2.


You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on myRMIT for full assessment criteria.

Results that apply to Ungraded courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA      Competency Achieved

NYC   Not Yet Competent

DNS   Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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