Course Title: Organise and communicate information

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: EMPL6985C

Course Title: Organise and communicate information

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Dr. Daniela Achim

Aerospace Engineering

Office: 57.5.21


Phone: 9925 4523

Nominal Hours: 20

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

There are none

Course Description

This unit covers accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM16006A Organise and communicate information


1 Access information and/or records

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Information requirements of tasks are determined and relevant information is accessed from a range of sources.
1.2. Workplace terminology is correctly recognised.


2 Organise and analyse information

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Information is interpreted and organised in accordance with enterprise and work requirements.
2.2. Information is analysed according to enterprise and work requirements.


3 Communicate organised information using established workplace methods

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Information is communicated using established workplace methods.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this course is to provide competency based training in accessing, organising and communicating information related to processes or tasks. Learning activities will include:
• accessing relevant information from a range of sources
• recording, where appropriate, the accessed information
• recognising and using workplace terms
• reading, interpreting and following information in workplace documentation
• checking and clarifying information
• recognizing various types of information
• becoming familiar with available sources of information
• becoming familiar with information analysis techniques
• recording and communicating information
• organizing and categorising information

We mainly use Microsoft® PowerPoint slides, but enhance the material with some active learning exercises.

Readings: The readings will use the referenced textbooks and will give an overview of the published literature in the field.

Assignments: The assignments will challenge you to apply and deepen your theoretical knowledge and skills.

Teaching Schedule

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources. Students are required to self study the learning materials for the hours not scheduled in teaching schedule.


Session No.



Introduction- Access information and records



Interpretation and organizing information



Analysis of information



Communication of information



Review of course


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No text book is prescribed for this course, however, other related resources such as handouts, exercises, study guides, generated by the course lecturer and approved links to useful material on external web-sites will be provided on the RMIT Distributed Learning System (DLS).


Other Resources

Computer operating softwares - Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), Blackboard and Internet Explorer 

Access to RMIT Email and Internet.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:

Classroom Assignment 1

Classroom Assignment 2

Classroom Assignment 3

Assessment Matrix

Students are required to complete the assessment task which consists of 3 assignments.

Assessment Task


Performance Criteria

Access Information and record

1  and 3

1.1 , 1.2 and 3.1

Organise and analyse information

2 and 3

2.1, 2.2 and 3.1

Access, organise, analyse and communicate information

1, 2 and 3

1.1 , 1.2,  2.1, 2.2 and 3.1

Other Information

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Other Information:

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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