The purpose of this unit is to further establish and consolidate students’ core understanding of the complex nature and the importance of a healthy, collaborative and inclusive workplace. It focuses on developing a range of knowledge, skills and attributes required to achieve these core workplace elements. Each week, students will learn how to maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and employers, understanding the characteristics of a positive workplace culture and its relationship to business success. Students will investigate key areas relating to workplace relations, including a harmonious workplace, communication, safe work practices, employee rights, responsibilities of key stakeholders, workplace roles, working conditions and opportunities, OH&S activities, and using collaborative technologies. An incursion, excursion and applied learning relevant to ‘real life’ learning experiences are used to ensure that what is learnt in the classroom is connected to scenarios and experiences outside the classroom, making that connection as immediate and transparent as possible.
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.