CQUniversity Unit Profile
BLAR13042 Building Sector Management
Building Sector Management
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General Information

Overview

This unit comprises seven parts within three major topics covering: the development of Australia's design and construction industry; Workforce management; and Construction industry trends.

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

There are no requisites for this unit.

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 - 2021

Online

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. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
4. Written Assessment
Weighting: 5%
5. Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%
6. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
7. Presentation and Written Assessment
Weighting: 15%

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 Unit Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)- T3- 2020

Feedback

The lecturer's engagement with topics and assessment tasks made the process of understanding assignment tasks easy and efficient.

Recommendation

The same teaching strategy will be applied in the future delivery of the unit.

Feedback from Student Unit Teaching Evaluation (SUTE)- T3- 2020

Feedback

Research assessment was an excellent way to learn. The reduction of few other assessment tasks would more concentrate on the research assessment.

Recommendation

All forum posts and other assessment tasks are required in achieving the current unit learning outcomes. However, the unit will be reviewed in 2021 and 2022 to check the possibility of an effective unit profile towards improved unit learning outcomes and a productive assessment structure.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  2. understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  3. understand the structure of government in Australia
  4. understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  5. understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  6. understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  7. understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  8. understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  9. understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  10. understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement

This unit forms part of accreditation by the AIB, AIBS and the NADB (BDAQ)

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 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 5%
5 - Written Assessment - 15%
6 - Written Assessment - 35%
7 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 15%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 5%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 5%
4 - Written Assessment - 5%
5 - Written Assessment - 15%
6 - Written Assessment - 35%
7 - Presentation and Written Assessment - 15%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

Additional Textbook Information

Please refer to the unit Moodle page for required readings.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Micorsoft Office or equivalent (wordprocessing) software for preparation of assessment items in the appropriate format
  • Microphone and headset (and prefereably a camera) to participate in Zoom sessions
Referencing Style

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

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Pushpitha Kalutara Unit Coordinator
p.kalutara@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The development of Australia's design and construction industry

Chapter

Topic 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

The development of Australia's design and construction industry

Chapter

Topic 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Development of government science and technology policies and their impact on the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 1 (A1) Due: Week 3 Monday (22 Nov 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Nov 2021

Module/Topic

Development of government science and technology policies and their impact on the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 06 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

No online session - enjoy the break!

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 (A2) Due: Vacation Week Monday (6 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 5 Begin Date: 13 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

Development of government science and technology policies and their impact on the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

National and global initiatives for the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 3 (A3)- Research proposal Due: Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 27 Dec 2021

Module/Topic

No online session - enjoy the break!

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 03 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

National and global initiatives for the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 10 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Development and role of the industry bodies and associations

Chapter

Topic 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 4 (A4) Due: Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 17 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Development and role of the industry bodies and associations

Chapter

Topic 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 24 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Human resource management in the construction industry

Chapter

Topic 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 5 (A5) Due: Week 10 Monday (24 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 31 Jan 2022

Module/Topic

Industrial relations and conflict resolution

Chapter

Topic 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 07 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Construction industrial trends

Chapter

Topic 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 6 (A6)- Research Report Due: Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Feb 2022

Module/Topic

Relax! No exams for this unit

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 7 (A7)- Research report seminar Due: Exam Week Monday (14 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST
Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 1 (A1)

Task Description

  This assessment will take the form of an online collaborative forum.

  Students are required to submit a short response (less than 300 words) on a contemporary article based on the role of the building and construction industry in Australia.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Monday (22 Nov 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

See Moodle instructions


Return Date to Students

Vacation Week Monday (6 Dec 2021)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Assessment Criteria

  The following criteria will be used to evaluate the submissions.

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single collaborative forum posting as per instructions on Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  • understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 (A2)

Task Description

You are given two questions to answer in this assignment in relevant to Australian building sector management. For this, you may need to undertake your own research and collect information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website as well as other sources of information.


Assessment Due Date

Vacation Week Monday (6 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021)

Within two weeks of submission but before Christmas holidays


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will address the following attributes:

  • Clarity of expression and readability
  • Relevance of content to address Question 1 and Question 2
  • Use of appropriate seminal references to support your facts, arguments and justifications
  • Original thoughts put up into justifying the answers
  • Overall presentation and ability to adopt to correct referencing style (Harvard style in this case) along with proper communication using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Appropriate use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and its appropriate application

Your assessment should be produced in an electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the submission is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single PDF file to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the structure of government in Australia
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  • understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  • understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


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

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 3 (A3)- Research proposal

Task Description

Assessments A3, A6 and A7 are linked.

This assignment requires you to submit your research proposal. The research proposal is the first component of your formal research report (Assessment 6) and presentation (Assessment 7).

Choose your own topic (course related based in the Built Environment)

Choose a topic relating to the building sector and this unit, and submit your proposal.

A pass result in Assessment 3 indicates approval to continue your research for Assessment 6 and 7. You will be able to nominate if you wish to submit your article for formal publication at the end of term.

You should choose a topic that can clearly demonstrate a connection to the unit and be able to outline your proposal when you submit it for approval. Your proposal must contain aspects of research into the subject matter and can be based on a project that you worked on. Make sure that you have approval if your project is confidential or contains company sensitive information.

Make sure that it is a contemporary proposal and make it interesting. This assignment can be difficult to complete and pass if you do not start early and do not select a topic that is aligned with the unit or the built environment and that you are passionate about – choose something that you have relevant data for and can combine with your day to day work or other activities.

In order to use your own topic, you should seek approval for your topic no later than the due date. If you submit early and need feedback, please post your request for early assessment to the Q&A Forum.

Do not work with other students on selecting your topic – this is an individual assignment.

Once your topic has been accepted you can ask other students to provide feedback on your selection and provide feedback on your project.

Prepare one-page written proposal on your topic of choice and submit your document before the due date.

Information on the presentation arrangements will be published in the Moodle News forum for this unit.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (20 Dec 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

Maximum Score

Background of the project and why it is important

1

The reason why this project is important

1

The purpose/objectives of the research project

1

The approach of the project / methodology

1

Actual or anticipated outcomes from the research

1

TOTAL

5
Following ratings of score will be applied for assessment criteria:

                               Ratings of score
Description
                                        1.00
Very clear
                                       0.75
Clear
                                      0.50
Somewhat vague/ incomplete
                                     0.25
Difficult to understand/ poorly written
                                     0.00
Not provided



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single pdf on to Moodle site

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


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

4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 4 (A4)

Task Description

This assessment will take the form of an online collaborative forum.

Students are required to submit a short response (less than 300 words) on a contemporary article based on Topic 2: Development of government science and technology policies and their impact on the construction industry.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (10 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

See Moodle instructions


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Monday (24 Jan 2022)

Within two weeks of submission.


Weighting
5%

Assessment Criteria

  The following criteria will be used to evaluate the submissions.

  • Level of understanding of the scope of work for relevant aspects as evidenced by the extent of information available;
  • Evidence of comprehension of the key issues through the use of appropriate conventions and the accuracy and relevance of information provided;
  • Appropriate application of legal or related procedures;
  • Evidence of technical ability through clarity, neatness and presentation of work and application of legal principles to the information at hand.



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Post in forum

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the structure of government in Australia
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  • understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  • understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  • understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


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

5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 5 (A5)

Task Description

You are given two questions to answer in this assignment in relevant to global construction and building industry more focusing on Australian context. For this, you may need to undertake your own research referring to various seminal sources including statistical findings, blogs and survey findings.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Monday (24 Jan 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Monday (7 Feb 2022)

Within 2 weeks of submission


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will address the following attributes:

  • Clarity of expression and readability
  • Relevance of content to address Question 1 and Question 2
  • Use of appropriate seminal references to support your facts, arguments and justifications
  • Original thoughts put up into justifying the answers
  • Overall presentation and ability to adopt to correct referencing style (Harvard style in this case) along with proper communication using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Appropriate use of graphs, illustrations and other diagrams that visually support the context of your submission
  • Demonstration of the core knowledge associated with this unit and its appropriate application

Your assessment should be produced in an electronic format.

Before or on the nominated due date, upload your work following the on-screen instructions.

Your submission will be processed through the similarity detection software, Turnitin. You may amend your work based on the detection report.

You must ensure that the submission is your own and that any cited work has been correctly referenced as per the CQU requirements.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single PDF file to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the history of the construction industry and its presnt structure
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand the principles and practices of human resource planning, staff acquisition and team building
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Cross Cultural Competence

6 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 6 (A6)- Research Report

Task Description

Instructions:

This assignment requires you to submit your written research report previously submitted and approved in Assessment 3.

In Assessment 3 you identified and selected a topic for a research project. Your topic should be clearly aligned with the course and industry.

Do not work with other students this is an individual assignment and presentation.

Prepare a 10-page written report (see style guide for details) on your topic of choice and submit your document before the due date.

Your report should include at least the following sections:

BACKGROUND

A brief background of the study or the change in industry practice reported in this paper, including the context and motivation. Give some indication of what is already known about the topic.

PURPOSE

Describe the research question (that is, what you wanted to find out), hypothesis or the reason for the change in industry practice. What were you trying to understand better by doing this study? Why does it benefit the other participants in this course?

DESIGN/METHOD

Include a brief summary of what was done in the study or the change in industry practice, what data or evidence was collected and how it was analysed.

RESULTS

Summarise the key results of the study or the outcomes of the change in industry practice based on the data analysis.

CONCLUSIONS

What conclusions can you draw on the basis of the evidence presented and how do they compare to what is currently known about the topic? If the study is ongoing, what are the likely conclusions and impacts for the industry? Why would it benefit the industry to follow your suggestions and conclusions?

REFERENCES

A full list of references (Harvard) must be included (not part of the 10 page limit)

You should supplement your report with your own individual headings as required. Diagrams and tables should be used to further elaborate on your results and conclusions.

General pointers:

· Ensure that the quality of your written English is good. Be concise in your writing.

· Ensure that it is obvious what the industry problem/issue is that the research work is trying to address.

· The methodology must focus on what sort of intervention is proposed to address the problem and how you are going to measure success (or otherwise) of the intervention.

· The Outcomes must focus on the results or anticipated results and how you are going to interpret them.

· The work must make reference to the literature on the built environment or related industry.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (11 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit via the assessment portal on the Moodle home page


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission but before the school certification of grades meeting


Weighting
35%

Minimum mark or grade
Must achieve 50% in this assessment and an overall cumulative result of 50% or more from all assessments to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria


Assessment criteria Maximum score
A brief background of the study or the change in industry practice reported in this paper, including the context and motivation. Give some indication of what is already known about the topic. 3
Describe the research question (that is, what you wanted to find out), hypothesis or the reason for the change in industry practice. What were you trying to understand better by doing this study? Why does it benefit the other participants in this course? 5
Include a brief summary of what was done in the study or the change in industry practice, what data or evidence was collected and how it was analyzed. 5
Provide the key results of the study or the outcomes of the change in industry practice based on the data analysis. 10
What conclusions can you draw on the basis of the evidence presented and how do they compare to what is currently known about the topic? If the study is ongoing, what are the likely conclusions and impacts for the industry? Why would it benefit the industry to follow your suggestions and conclusions? 8
References (Harvard) are comprehensive 4




TOTAL 35



Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single PDF file to Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the importance of the construction industry in relation to the Australian and the international economy
  • understand the structure of government in Australia
  • understand the role of government as an industry manager and legislator, client, designer, constructor and user of construction products and services
  • understand government policies in relation to the future of the industry in science and technology; the government research structure; the role of government departments in the management of the industry
  • understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  • understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


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

7 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assessment 7 (A7)- Research report seminar

Task Description

This assignment requires you to:

  • submit your presentation slides (in MS PowerPoint format) based on the findings and conclusions of your written report (Assessment 6)
  • Create and submit a recorded video (mp4 format) based on the slides to present to the lecturer and the class (to a virtual class room)

Prepare a 10 slide (maximum) presentation to present your findings to the rest of the class. Your presentation must be no more than 15 minutes.



Assessment Due Date

Exam Week Monday (14 Feb 2022) 11:45 pm AEST

Slides and video are to submit as two separate files via Moodle assessment portal


Return Date to Students

Within two weeks of submission but before the school certification of grades meeting


Weighting
15%

Minimum mark or grade
Must achieve 50% in this assessment and an overall cumulative result of 50% or more from all assessments to pass this unit.

Assessment Criteria


Assessment criteria Maximum score
The presentation was clear and easy to follow 2
The presentation had trustworthy evidence 3
The presenter summarized the main points and it all made sense to audience 3
The presenter was enthusiastic about the presentation 3
Use of graphs and simplistic presentation tools 2
The graphics are easy to understand 2
TOTAL 15


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit a single Microsoft PowerPoint(ppt or pptx) file and a mp4 presentation video

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • understand the structure of government in Australia
  • understand government and commercial sector initiatives to improve industry activity and practices in Australia and offshore
  • understand the history and classification of industry organisations, their characteristics, structures and typical aims, objectives and activities
  • understand the history and present structure of the Australian industrial relations system, labour management practices, the enterprise bargaining system and the principles and practices of dispute and conflict resolution
  • understand emerging trends in areas of best industry practices, including innovation, information technology, business improvement, networks and alliances, procurement, asset management, the environment, regulatory reform and intellectual improvement


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?