Course Title: Participate in, lead and facilitate work teams

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2007

Course Code: EMPL5386C

Course Title: Participate in, lead and facilitate work teams

School: 345T Creative Media

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4128 - Certificate IV in Music Industry (Technical Production)

Course Contact : Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4976

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jill Shelton
9925 4414

Nominal Hours: 50

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

Students learn the skills and knowledge required to lead and develop teams to achieve a range of organisational and project outcomes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSXFMI404A Participate In,Lead And Facilitate Work Teams


Develop team commitment and co-operation

Performance Criteria:

·  The team uses open communication processes to obtain and share information.

·  The team encourages and exploits innovation and initiative.

·  Support is provided to the team to develop mutual concern and camaraderie.


Manage and develop team performance

Performance Criteria:

·  The team is supported in making decisions within its agreed roles and responsibilities.

·  The results achieved by the team contribute positively to the organisation's business plans.

·  Team and individual competencies are monitored regularly to confirm that the team is able to achieve its goals.

·  Mentoring and coaching supports team members to enhance their knowledge and skills.

·  Delegates' performance is monitored to confirm that they have completed their delegation/assignment.


Participate in and facilitate the work team

Performance Criteria:

·  Team effectiveness is encouraged and enhanced through active participation in team activities and communication processes.

·  Individuals and teams are actively encouraged to take individual and joint responsibility for their actions.

·  The diversity of individual's knowledge and skills is used to enhance team performance.

·  The team receives support to identify and resolve problems which impede its performance.


Participate in team planning

Performance Criteria:

·  The team establishes clearly defined purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities within the organisation's goals and objectives.

·  The team performance plan contributes to the organisation's business plan, policies and practices.

·  The team agrees to processes to monitor and adjust its performance within the organisation's continuous improvement policies.

·  The team includes in its plans ways in which it can benefit from the diversity of its membership.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Individual and small group presentations are used throughout the course and students are expected to participate in class discussions and exercises. The use of “real world” examples will assist students throughout the course. A major component of this course requires students to locate and negotiate supervised industry placements (total of 40 hours

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1, 2007: Workplace Project
Week 1 – Orientation
Week 2 – Overview of course. Discussion of assessment tasks. How to secure work experience. The creative arts industry – the importance of networking
Week 3 – Creative Media Network projects meeting schedules
Week 4 – Individual interviews
Week 5 – Individual interviews
Week 6 – Individual interviews
Week 7 – Oral presentation of work experience
Week 8 – Oral presentation of work experience

Semester 2, 2007: Workplace Communication
Week 1 – Course and assessment overview.
Week 2 – Types of Human Communication
Week 3 – Small Group Communication
Week 4 – Conflict Management
Week 5 – Intercultural Communication
Week 6 – Team Presentation
Week 7 – Team Presentation
Week 8 – Team Presentation

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A report of 40 hours supervised industry work experience - 25%
A network project report of a collaborative project undertaken within RMIT University or with an external project team – 17.5%
An individual interview regarding the industry placement – 7.5%
Report from interview with industry practitioner – 20%
Journal of team work – 20%
In class activities – 10%

Assessment Tasks

Semester 1, 2007:
Assessment Task 1 – Work Experience Report - 50%
Assessment Task 2 – Network Project Plan – 30%
Assessment Task 3 – Individual Interview regarding work placements – 10%
Assessment Task 4 – Oral Presentation of Work Experience – 10%
Semester 2, 2007
Assessment Task 1 – Interview with industry practitioner – 40%
Assessment Task 2 – Journal of Small Group Team Work – 40%
Assessment Task 3 – Class participation – 20%

Assessment Matrix

Not applicable

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