Course Title: Manage projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUSM6223C

Course Title: Manage projects

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5231 - Diploma of Audiovisual Technology

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Rebekha Naim
Phone: 03 9925 4849

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

No pre-requisites or co-requistes are required.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage a straightforward project or section of a larger project. In this course you will develop skills to manage projects including developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learnt for application to future projects.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG510A Manage projects


1.Define project 

Performance Criteria:

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


2.Develop project plan

Performance Criteria:

2.1 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
2.2 Identify and access appropriate project management tools
2.3 Formulate risk management plan for project, including occupational health and safety (OHS)
2.4 Develop and approve project budget
2.5 Consult team members and take their views into account in planning the project
2.6 Finalise project plan and gain any necessary approvals to commence project according to documented plan


3.Administer and monitor project

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Take action to ensure project team members are clear about their responsibilities and the project requirements
3.2 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
3.3 Establish and maintain required record keeping systems throughout the project
3.4 Implement and monitor plans for managing project finances, resources (human, physical and technical) and quality
3.5 Complete and forward project reports as required to stakeholders
3.6 Undertake risk management as required, to ensure project outcomes are met
3.7 Achieve project deliverables


4.Finalise project

Performance Criteria:

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


5.Review project 

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to project manage a small-scale production.

Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
• lectures
• group discussion
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• work shopping of students’ own projects

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:

• online research
• independent project based work

Teaching Schedule

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 resources.


Class ContentElementsCovered             
Week 1Focus: Overview of course guide and assessments.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.

Element 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

Week 2Focus: Project Management Theory and its application in the AV Industry. Terminology and industry practices.
Includes: lecture and group discussion.
Element 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

Element 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

Weeks 3-6Focus: Production exercises and Case Studies.
Includes: Teacher directed group activities and work shopping of student’s own projects.
Element 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

Element 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

Week 7Focus: Overview of Manage a Project
Includes: Teacher feedback sessions
Element 4
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Element 5
5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Please refer to the relevant URL links, guides and references in the course Blackboard site and World Wide Web.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching and developing event budgeting techniques.

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects of assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:
Development of a project plan
Details of monitoring arrangement/s and evaluation of the project plan’s efficacy to address time lines and budgets of project
Knowledge of relevant legislation.

Assessment Tasks

Please refer to the online Course Guide for full details, as well as the Information for Students on Assessment and Grading 2014. Grading criteria for this assessment can also be found on the course Blackboard site.

Please note that assessment tasks for this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks. To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all of the following assessment tasks to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

Formative Assessment

Production work on events

You are expected to participate in the planning, administration and review of at least 3 Agreed Projects*. This work must be completed by TAFE week 14, Semester 2.

Participate in the crew of at least 3 Projects listed below;
SPAVIS Fundraisers
SPAVIS Main Event
Open Day
Second Year End of Year Screening
Kaliede/Radio Theatre 1, 2 or 3
Staff supported professional event outside RMIT
RMIT student run event
Writers Festival 2014
Fringe Festival 2014
SYN FM/RMITTV production
Private event

Summative Assessment

Major Project

Project management of a small-scale production and development of a comprehensive project folder for the project that addresses the planning, administration, finalisation and review of your production. This work must be completed by TAFE week 15, Semester 2.

Project manage a small scale production and develop a comprehensive project folder for the project that addresses the planning, administration, finalisation and review of the production. The aim of this assignment is for you to demonstrate your ability to manage projects. The production must be an event at RMIT TAFE or privately. Please discuss your chosen event with Bek before starting.

Presentation requirements:
A Project Folder with all your event files (as per the requirements below) downloaded into Google Doc’s or Blackboard Dropbox

The Project Folder must contain documentation of all planning processes and event requirements including:
1. The Production Brief (a explination of the production)
2. A contact sheet, including the roles and responsibilities of key production members
3. Related emails and production meeting minutes
4.A timeline of the things to be done before and after the production
5.The Production Schedule of the tasks on the day of the production and who will do them
6.A list of suppliers and the services they could provide your production
7.State which OH&S or related laws are applicable to the production (ie Health and safety, anti-discrimination, local government by-laws, codes of practice, environmental issues, ethics).
8.A Job Safety Analysis of the event (related to the Production Schedule tasks)
9.Evidence of the actual event (ie photos or video) and include you working at the event
10.Review the production (ideally you will have conducted a de-brief with your client & crew)

Your assignment must demonstrate that it is your own work and that you have a good understanding of the elements involved in Manage Projects BSBPMG510A.

Final date for submission: TAFE Week 15, Semester 2

The grades which apply to this course, delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, are as follows:

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 demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

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.

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. You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. Where appropriate, this feedback will also includes 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 to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy

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.

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

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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