CQUniversity Unit Profile
AINV13004 Learning From Failure
Learning From Failure
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General Information

Overview

This unit will provide students the opportunity to critically evaluate the potential for learning from failure to inform future mitigation of a specific accident type. Students are enabled to develop skills to inform key stakeholders through the creation of a communication plan so that the learning from accidents reaches the appropriate stakeholder audience.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: AINV13001 Accident Analysis and AINV12003 Accident Forensics and AINV12002 Accident Phenomenolgy and Coreq: AINV13002 Human Factors Investigation.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 3 - 2017

Distance

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Discussion
Weighting: Pass/Fail
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student

Feedback

Students requested more information on assessment details.

Recommendation

Comprehensive assessment details will continue to be provided in future offerings.

Feedback from Student emails

Feedback

Students appreciated receiving comprehensive feedback on assessments.

Recommendation

Continue providing comprehensive feedback on assessments.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Critically evaluate the efficacy of accident reports and accident data.
  2. Interpret accident data to inform future mitigation of accidents.
  3. Identify appropriate stakeholders and dissemination opportunities to improve community learning from accidents.
  4. Create a communication plan which includes the management and effective use of media.
  5. Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to learning from failure to improve prevention of accidents.
  6. Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Group Discussion - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Group Discussion - 0%
2 - Written Assessment - 50%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Information for Textbooks is not yet available.

The textbooks have not yet been finalised.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Stephen Cowley Unit Coordinator
s.cowley@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Unit Introduction

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Failure & Learning

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Sourcing Accident Data

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Research Questions and Hypotheses

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

No Lectures

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Identifying Stakeholders

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Forum Discussion 1 & 2 Due: Week 5 Monday (11 Dec 2017) 12:00 am AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Understanding Stakeholders

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Understanding Stakeholder Perceptions

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Sharing Information

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Investigation Report Due: Week 8 Monday (8 Jan 2018) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Communication Strategies

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Communication Strategies

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Writing for Different Audiences

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Unit Review

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Communication Plan Due: Week 12 Monday (5 Feb 2018) 11:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 19 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title
Forum Discussion 1 & 2

Task Description

Student's will be expected to contribute to the Learning from Failure community of practice.

A relevant discussion topic will be posted by your lecturer in weeks 1 and 3. The discussion topic will be posted under Online Discussion 1 and Online Discussion 2 in the assessment section on the unit's Moodle page.

All students are expected to participate in the discussion. This will be achieved by:

  • Posting your initial response to the discussion topic in a maximum of 500 words.
  • Commenting on one of your peers posts, providing objective and constructive feedback on the post.

In addition all students are expected to share details of relevant sources and materials (websites, links, journal articles, reports, book etc.) which have been used to support their own research and deliberations.

You will not be able to see what other student's have posted until you have made your initial post.



Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Monday (11 Dec 2017) 12:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

Students are expected to engage as a responsible member of the learning community and meet all requirements as instructed in the task description.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Create a communication plan which includes the management and effective use of media.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to learning from failure to improve prevention of accidents.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Investigation Report

Task Description

This assignment provides you with the opportunity to conduct an investigation into a particular accident type which is of interest to you. The accident type can be any cluster of accidents (for example motorcycle accidents, domestic swimming pool drownings, aircraft crashes or aviation ground occurrences, train derailments, accidental patient deaths in hospital, industrial accidents etc.)

By the end of week 4, you should have selected an accident type to investigate, have formulated a research question around the accident type, and from the research question formulated a hypothesis to test. Your accident type, research question and hypothesis must be approved by your lecturer.

In this assignment (assignment 2) you should complete your analysis of the available data and information regarding your chosen accident type. You will use this to inform an identified stakeholder of your findings and recommendations in assignment 3.

Your report must include, and evidence your ability, to:

  • Critically interpret, analyse and evaluate accident reports, data and information from a variety of sources in order to establish some risk and causal factors which can be used to inform future mitigation and prevention strategies.
  • Prepare some findings.
  • Prepare some recommendations for improvement.

Your report can be structured similarly to the one available at http://www.atsb.gov.au/media/2226870/ar/2010044.pdf .


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (8 Jan 2018) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (22 Jan 2018)


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts,
analysis, argument, language and grammar used relative to the appropriate genre.
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of
the Harvard style for in-text referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the
submission.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Critically evaluate the efficacy of accident reports and accident data.
  • Interpret accident data to inform future mitigation of accidents.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to learning from failure to improve prevention of accidents.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Communication Plan

Task Description

The purpose of this assignment (Assignment 3) is for you to use your Investigation Report (Assignment 2), in particular the findings and recommendations, to create a comprehensive communication plan to be delivered to an identified stakeholder.

Your communication plan should be in a format or genre that is justified, and recognised, by your stakeholder analysis.

  • Your communication plan must include the reason for the stakeholder choice, that is, why the report will be pitched at a particular stakeholder to take action.
  • Your communication plan must also include the management and effective use of the media.
  • Your communication plan must also include the identification of dissemination opportunities to improve community learning from accidents



Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Monday (5 Feb 2018) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2018)


Weighting
50%

Minimum mark or grade
50%

Assessment Criteria

1. (90%) Content—includes the accuracy, relevance and application of key concepts,
analysis, argument, language and grammar used in the final submission relative to the appropriate genre.
2. (10%) References—includes the provision of a reference list and the application of
the Harvard style for referencing information, data, tables or images sourced for the
submission.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Identify appropriate stakeholders and dissemination opportunities to improve community learning from accidents.
  • Create a communication plan which includes the management and effective use of media.
  • Employ effective communication strategies appropriate to learning from failure to improve prevention of accidents.
  • Demonstrate reflective skills appropriate to the development of the graduating practitioner.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?