Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


John Favaro
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

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or a section of a larger project.
This unit addresses the management of projects including the development of a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.
The unit focuses on the application of project management skills and the requirement to meet time lines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects


1. Define project

Performance Criteria:

Access project scope and other relevant documentation
Define project stakeholders
Seek clarification from delegating authority of any issues related to project and project parameters
Identify limits of own responsibility and reporting
Clarify relationship of project to other projects and to the organisation’s objectives
Determine and access available resources to undertake project


2. Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

Develop project plan including timelines, work breakdown structure, role and responsibilities and other details of how the project will be managed in relation to the project parameters
Identify and access appropriate project management tools
Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
Develop and approve project budget
Consult team members and take their views into account
in planning the project
Finalise project plan and gain any necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan


3. Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
Provide support for project team members, especially
with regard to specific needs, to ensure that the quality of the expected outcomes of the project and documented time lines are met
Establish and maintain required record keeping systems throughout the project
Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality
Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
Undertake risk management as required to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables


4. Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

Complete financial record keeping associated with project and check for accuracy
Assign staff involved in project to new roles or reassign to previous roles
Complete project documentation and obtain any necessary sign offs for concluding project.


5. Review project

Performance Criteria:

Review project outcomes and processes against the project scope and plan
Involve team members in the project review
Document lessons learnt from the project and report within the organisation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have the skills to develop and monitor a project plan and ensure timelines and budgets are adhered to as well as knowledge of the relevent legeslation associated with any project

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:

Management of sound production projects
Independent project based work
Teacher directed project activities

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

The unit will centre around 4 class based sessions, which will include assigning students to individual or group projects. Students will then undertake Sound Production projects in separate sessions, which may include recording performers at Kaliede theatre on Thursdays in 4 hour sessions, or completing Sound Production for Screen productions.

WeekClass ContentFormatElements
Weeks 9 /10

Unit Summary

Assessment requirements

Project reports

LectureElement 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Weeks 11 /12Project PlanningLecture/ Group Planning Session

Element 2
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

Element 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Weeks 13 /14Project PlanningLecture/ Group Planning SessionElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Weeks 15 /16Project ReviewLecture/ Group Planning SessionElement 3
3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7

Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will be ongoing and a range of assessment will be used to assess participation and knowledge. You will participate in a range of class activities and on location.

Assessment Tasks

You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative assessments must all reach satisfactory completion to complete this unit. The formative assessments form an intrinsic part of the summative assessment.

Formative Assessment
1) Provide Sound Prodution for Screen based project with Screen & Media students and/orstudents or similar clients on Screen based media (week 16)

2) OR work on other related project management exercise as agreed with lecturer (week 16)

Summative Assessment
A) Provide a project plan, including budget, staffing and risk management for the project(s) listed in formative assessments. The project plan is to be presented to the class and be open for review. (week 16)

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD   Competent with High Distinction
CDI    Competent with Distinction
CC     Competent with Credit
CAG  Competency Achieved - Graded
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 are available through the course contact in Program Administration

Other Information

The major learning experience involves theory and practical training and assessment sessions, including individual and group practical exercises. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to achieve competency in this unit.

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.

Feedback - You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration. Special consideration, appeals and discipline;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y

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;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

Work Placement:
It is a requirement of this program that all students participate in authentic work related tasks. These may be either simulated or in a real work environment. On occasion, we are approached by industry and given opportunities for students to apply for short term placements. When these placement opportunities arise, students are required to negotiate the specific details with the relevant program coordinator or teacher. All industry placements require students, RMIT staff and host organisations to sign a written agreement prior to the commencement of the placement.

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