Course Title: Work effectively with others

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: GEDU6050C

Course Title: Work effectively with others

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean
9925 4650

Nominal Hours: 15

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

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit focuses on the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a group environment promoting team commitment and cooperation, supporting team members and dealing effectively with issues, problems and conflict.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR203B Work effectively with others


1. Develop effective workplace relationships

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify own responsibilities and duties in relation to workgroup members and undertake activities in a manner that promotes cooperation and good relationships
1.2 Take time and resource constraints into account in fulfilling work requirements of self and others
1.3 Encourage, acknowledge and act upon constructive feedback provided by others in the workgroup


2. Contribute to workgroup activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Provide support to team members to ensure workgroup goals are met
2.2 Contribute constructively to workgroup goals and tasks according to organisational requirements
2.3 Share information relevant to work with workgroup to ensure designated goals are met
2.4 Identify and plan strategies/opportunities for improvement of workgroup in liaison with workgroup


3. Deal effectively with issues, problems and conflict

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Respect differences in personal values and beliefs and their importance in the development of relationships
3.2 Identify any linguistic and cultural differences in communication styles and respond appropriately
3.3 Identify issues, problems and conflict encountered in the workplace
3.4 Seek assistance from workgroup members when issues, problems and conflict arise and suggest possible ways of dealing with them as appropriate or refer them to the appropriate person

Learning Outcomes

This unit develops the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work in a group environment promoting team commitment and cooperation, supporting team members and dealing effectively with issues, problems and conflict. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities: 

Group discussion 

Research assignments

Guest speakers

Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios

Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency. 

Work placement
Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and Directed Study and you are expected to participate in professional placement. You work independently to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit.

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
Week 1
Relevant government legislation related to working with others
Anti discrimination legislation
Ethical principles and codes of practice

E1. , E2.

Week 2
Privacy laws
Occupational health and safety (OHS)
Environmentally sustainable work practices
E1., E2.

Week 3
Workgroup member responsibilities and duties, and relationship to individual responsibilities
and duties.

E1, E2

Week 4
Communication skills - strategies to effectively work with others
Teamwork - providing support, ensuring goals are met
Working with diverse abilities
E2, E3

Week 5
Culturally appropriate communication

Feedback and appropriate feedback methods 
E2, E3

Week 6
Challenges and issues working with others
Conflict resolution techniques

E2 E3

Week 7
Negotiation skills


Week 8
Feedback and responding to feedback


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

There are no set texts in this course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick and City Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Assessment Tasks

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment Task 1 : Demonstration and Observation in the workplace - Week 1-8
Assessment Task 2 : Oral presentation - Working effectively with others - Week 7-8

Summative assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA – Competency achieved
NYC – Not Yet Competent

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.
These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students will be asked to attend mid semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator.

Special Consideration - 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. Please see the RMIT website for further information.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagarism and and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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