AGRI11006 - People Management
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit covers the fundamentals of people management and is underpinned by the VET competency unit 'Manage staff'. You will learn about different communication and management styles, allowing you to start identifying and developing your own management style. You will learn the importance of employment standards, including occupational health and safety (OHS) and equal opportunities; the importance of diversity; and how to manage the workforce in the context of meeting business objectives. You will also be introduced to the concept of continuous personal reflection and provided with tools to enable you to assess your own performance as a manager and leader.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Bundaberg
  • Emerald
  • Rockhampton

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 50%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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 Source Recommendation
Assessment items need to be opened early Moodle feedback Open all assessment tasks at the beginning of the term so that students can access and begin tasks at a time of their choosing.
Assessment items needed to be explained more clearly. Moodle feedback Edit the assessment task descriptions for clarity, emphasise the exemplars and rubrics to encourage student comprehension of the assessment tasks.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
  2. Identify and evaluate effective management styles.
  3. Develop a whole of business workforce plan.
  4. Develop and implement an OHS plan.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio    
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Portfolio  
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment    

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorDaniel Cozzolino (d.cozzolino@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017 Communication at work
Week 2 17-07-2017

Are you a manager?

Week 3 24-07-2017

OHS at work

Portfolio PART A - Task A. Bielbin Team role online submission and evaluation of personalities (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date Friday 28th July – 5PM)

Week 4 31-07-2017

How to prepare task descriptions and person specifications

Week 5 07-08-2017

OHS and risk management

Portfolio PART B - Task B. Short written report. Position description in relation to rural career opportunity and job specifications. (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date Friday 11th August – 5 PM).

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Week 6 21-08-2017

Manage workforce performance

Portfolio PART C - Task C. Short written report - Performance review (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date 25th August – 5 PM)

Week 7 28-08-2017

Safe systems of work

Week 8 04-09-2017

Support workforce training and OHS training & inductions

Portfolio PART D - Task D. Short written report - Risk assessment and safe operating procedure development (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date 8th September – 5 PM)

Week 9 11-09-2017

Manage administrative support

Week 10 18-09-2017

Presentations

Oral Presentation. Students will be required to develop and orally present during lecture, tutorial and prac time a mock staff-safety induction (8 to 10 minutes) to a group. Your delivered induction will include safety instructions and induction documents that you have developed for a workplace scenario.

Week 11 25-09-2017

OH&S in review

Week 12 02-10-2017

Workforce planning review

Managing staff and planning for training Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Management portfolio
Task Description

The Management Portfolio is worth 50% of your overall grade and is composed of 4 parts (each part is worth 12.5% of your overall unit mark). Each part is a task you might undertake in a professional career and is due on time, neatly done and completed (as it would be in your professional life).

PART A - Task A. Bielbin Team role online submission and evaluation of personalities (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date Friday 28th July – 5PM).

PART B - Task B. Short written report. Position description in relation to rural career opportunity and job specifications. (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date Friday 11th August – 5 PM).

PART C - Task C. Short written report. Performance review that you have developed for a workplace scenario (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date 25th August – 5 PM).

PART D - Task D. Short written report. Complete a risk assessment and a safe operating procedure development that you have developed for a workplace scenario (300-500 words) 12.5% (due date 8th September – 5 PM).

Assessment Due Date Due dates are as follows: Task A - Friday 28th July - 5PM; Task B - Friday 11 August - 5PM; Task C - Friday 25th August - 5PM; Task D - Friday 8th September - 5PM.
Return Date to Students 10 working days after due date for each part.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Each task will be marked on the following criteria:

1. English language and comprehension (is the writing free of spelling and grammatical errors, is the writing clear and concise) 20%

2. Content (is the task complete? Does the writer reasonably cover all aspects of the topic?) 30%

3. References (Does the task contain references e.g. MSDS, policies, etc. where and when appropriate) 30%

4. Organisation and presentation (Is the task organized and presented in the clearest way possible) 20%

The assessment Parts will be marked based on criteria set by Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges. Marking rubrics are available on the Moodle site.

Students receiving unsatisfactory marks (<50% or unfilled units of competency) will be given the opportunity to re-submit their work.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of the marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Communicate effectively with key stakeholders.

2. Identify and evaluate effective management styles.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Managing staff and planning for training
Task Description

PART A - Oral Presentation (10%). Students will be required to develop and orally present during lecture, tutorial and prac time a mock staff-safety induction (8 to 10 minutes) to a group. Your delivered induction will include safety instructions and induction documents that you have developed for a workplace scenario.

PART B - Written Assessment (40%). This written report (1200 to 1500 words) requires you to demonstrate your management ability and underlying knowledge by preparing task descriptions, planning for induction, managing staff and planning for training. You will be given an outline and case study of a rural working property that allows you to address all areas of Human Resource Management to be applied under Industrial Relations legislation in your descriptions, planning and management. The written report should have an introduction of the task, aims or objectives, content, conclusion and references.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
PART A - Due date week 10 during lecture, tutorial and prac time.
Return Date to Students 10 working days after due date for each part.
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria

Each task will be marked on the following criteria:

1. English language and comprehension (are the presented materials free of spelling and grammatical errors, is the writing clear and concise) 20%

2. Content (is the task complete? Does the writer reasonably cover all aspects of the topic?) 30%

3. References (Does the task contain references e.g. MSDS, policies, etc. where and when appropriate) 30%

4. Organisation and presentation (Is the task organized and presented in the clearest way possible) 20%

The assessment Parts will be marked based on criteria set by Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges. Marking rubrics are available on the Moodle site.

Students receiving unsatisfactory marks (<50% or unfilled units of competency) will be given the opportunity to re-submit their work.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% of the marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Communicate effectively with key stakeholders.

3. Develop a whole of business workforce plan.

4. Develop and implement an OHS plan.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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