The context of this unit is for students to plan a selected project. The unit commences with students engaging in a range of tasks that enable them to reflect on how their personal skills contribute to a team’s effectiveness. They unpack the concepts of social awareness and analyse a range of interpersonal skills. Students look at traditional views of leadership. They consider the advantages and disadvantages of each style, making connections to styles of leadership they may have experienced in their own workplaces. Students evaluate these concepts through the stories of some extraordinary people known to them, before they conduct a case study of a significant individual. Students work in a small team to complete this task to practise their own team and leadership skills. Students create a personal plan to incorporate some of these concepts into their own practice throughout the implementation of the project.Students work in a team to plan a project. This may be undertaken as a whole class, in small groups or individually. Where the project is undertaken individually, the student would be expected to engage with other members of the school or wider community who, depending on their role, might then be considered part of their team. Examples of projects might include organising a year-level carnival, organising end- of-year events for the Year 12 cohort, organising a sporting event for Year 7s, organising a VM information event, organising a MasterChef Dining Event for parents, organising a class camp.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.