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Unit 3: Workforce Design,
Development and Performance
Assessment Task 2: Work-based
Report
Introduction to Unit 3 Assessment Tasks
The assessment for Unit 3: Workforce Design, Development and Performance comprises
the following assessment tasks:

Assessment Task Word Range Due Date
1. Critical analysis essay 3,000 – 3,500 Week 7 Monday 8 October 2018
2. Work-based report 3,500 – 4,000 Week 12 Monday 12 November 2018
3. Learning journal 1,500+ Week 12 Monday 12 November 2018

Note: Further information regarding assessment requirements can be found in the AHRI
Practising Certification Program Student Handbook.
Assessment Task 2: Work-based Report
Task
Work-based Report (3,500 – 4,000 words, 50% of total Unit 3 marks)
Critically analyse and review any two of the following human resources activities in your
organisation:
Workforce planning and design
Attraction and recruitment
Retention and engagement
Performance management
Reward and recognition
Learning and development.
Your evaluation should consider the future of work and the workforce, how the HR
activity supports the achievement of the organisation’s strategic objectives, and the
changes that could be made to improve the contribution of the HR activity to build
organisational capability.
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Report requirements
Report structure
While it is accepted that there will be some variation in the contents of the body of the
report, it is expected that your report will adhere to the following format:
(a) Title
(b) Table of contents
(c) Executive summary
(d) Main body of the report – introduction, body, conclusion, recommendations
(e) Reference list (a minimum of 8 references is required)
(f) Appendices
Note: Items
c and d above are the only two items to be included in the word count for this
assessment task.
Report writing support
If you require further support or clarification regarding the report writing requirements,
please refer to the following:
The assessment guidelines below
The ‘Student Study Support Guide’ and ‘Guide to Referencing’ sections of the APC
Program Student Handbook
The sample assessments available in the APC Program Student Handbook.
If you require additional assistance you should contact your Academic Coordinator for
support.

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Assessment Guidelines

Word limit You should include a word count of your assessment submission (see
assessment task cover sheet).
If your submission exceeds the word range for the assessment task it
will not be assessed by the assessor. You will be required to resubmit
your assessment task within the defined word range within 48 hours.
Referencing Include intext references and a reference list as part of your assessment
task response.
Use Harvard style referencing (Note: Further information about this
type of referencing is provided in the APC Program Student
Handbook).
There is an expectation that the assessment task response will include a
minimum of 8 references (Note: This may be a combination of
academic references [i.e. peer reviewed material] and non-academic
references [e.g. industry reports and data, internal business reports and
data, newspaper articles, website information etc.]).
Referencing refers to:
“the acknowledgement of various sources (a ‘source’ is the place
where you originally obtained the information – the ‘source’ of the
information) you have used in preparing your written assignments.
It means acknowledging the authority of an author or proof or
evidence in support of your argument.
… end-text referencing refers to a reference list… a complete list of
all the sources you have cited in your assignment and is always
placed at the end of an assignment… A reference list should provide
complete publication information concerning each source,
including the names of the authors, year of publication, title of the
text or journal, and details about the publication.”
(Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University 2012, p. 69)
You must reference when:
you quote an author’s exact words
copy data, tables, figures, diagrams, or pictures from a source
summarise or paraphrase information from a source in your own
words.
Note: Refer to the APC Program Student Handbook for further
information regarding referencing.
Resources The assessment task is designed to explore a real HR issue or challenge
faced by an organisation. It needs to explore the current issues in terms
of what is working well, a diagnosis of the problems that need to be
addressed, why problems have arisen, and how they can be resolved.
You also need to examine the connection between theory and practice,
and are advised to research additional relevant journal articles and
papers as well as the prescribed textbooks.

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Formatting Maximum 1.5 line spacing and minimum font size of 10pt.
The assessment cover sheet for the assessment task must be submitted
as the first page of the assessment submission.
Your name, the unit title and assignment task number must be included
as a header on each page of the assessment submission. (Note: this
information is not included in the word count for the assessment task.)
Each page of your assessment tasks submission must be numbered.

Assessment Submission Checklist

Before submitting the assessment task, check the following. Have you:
Completed the Assessment Cover Sheet for the assessment task, including the
word count?
Numbered the pages of your assessment task submission?
Used as a minimum 10 point font?
Used 1 ½ line spacing?
Spell checked and grammar checked your assessment task submission?
Included your name, unit and assignment information in the header of each
page? (Note: this information is not included in the word count for the
assessment task.)
Proofread your assessment task submission?

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Assessment Criteria
The APC Program assessor will assess assessment submissions against each of the
following assessment criteria and, where applicable, provide written feedback. An overall
numerical mark and grade for the assessment task will be assigned.

Core
Criterion
NP
No Pass
P
Pass
C
Credit
D
Distinction
HD
High Distinction
Fulfilment of
task intent
Some parts of
task are not
addressed
Complete but
some parts are
addressed
superficially
All parts are
addressed in a
satisfactory
manner, with
one or two
examples of
excellence
Most parts are
dealt with in an
excellent
manner
All parts are dealt
with in an
excellent manner
and student has
exceeded the task
requirements
Use of
information
and relevant
literature
Information is
inaccurate,
incomplete,
unsupported
or inconsistent
Less than 10
references
Most
information is
accurate and
appropriate but
there is some
incomplete,
unsupported or
inconsistent
information
10 references
Most
information is
appropriate,
consistent and
supportive of
the conclusions
drawn
10+ references
Conclusions are
fully supported
by appropriate
and well
analysed data
10+ references
Evidence of
critical thinking
and selection and
includes
appropriate,
comprehensive
and accurate data
and references
10+ references
Understanding No
demonstrated
understanding
of subject
matter and/or
potential
impacts and
outcomes
Demonstrates
limited / basic
understanding
of subject
matter and/or
potential
impacts and
outcomes
Demonstrates a
sound
understanding
of subject
matter and/or
potential
impacts and
outcomes
Demonstrates a
comprehensive
understanding
of the subject
matter and/or
potential
impacts and
outcomes
Demonstrates an
excellent and in
depth
understanding of
the subject
matter and/or
potential impacts
and outcomes
Application of
theories and
concepts
Inappropriate
or lacking
application of
theories and
concepts
Generally
appropriate
application,
however it is
largely of a
superficial
nature
Logical
connections
between ideas
and no serious
omissions
Critical or
evaluative
thinking about
theory
application;
little inaccuracy
or
misunderstand
ing
Creative /
reflective
processing of
theories; in-depth
understanding of
how and why
theories are used
Analysis Confusion of
fact with
opinion and/or
little evidence
of critical and
analytical
ability.
Some evidence
of critical
analysis.
Sufficient
evidence of
critical analysis.
A high level of
critical analysis
on most aspects
of the task
intent.
In-depth and
comprehensive
critical analysis on
all aspects of the
task intent.

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Core
Criterion
NP
No Pass
P
Pass
C
Credit
D
Distinction
HD
High Distinction
Structure,
organisation
and language
Poorly
structured and
does not make
sense;
confusion
and/or
irrelevant
examples.
Language is
unclear and
difficult to
understand.
Does not
comply with
required
format and
style
requirements.
Well-structured
enough to make
sense; some
confusion
and/or
irrelevant
examples.
Language is
clear enough to
be understood.
Complies with
required format
and style
requirements.
Sequence and
structure are
logical and easy
to follow.
Language is
generally sound
and clear
throughout.
Complies with
required format
and style
requirements.
Ideas are
sequenced in a
thoughtful and
logical manner;
connections are
made between
different
themes and/or
sections.
Language is
precise,
expressive and
clear.
Complies with
required format
and style
requirements.
Excellent
structure and
sequencing where
all ideas are
logically and
thoughtfully
integrated.
Language is
precise,
expressive and
clear; mastery of
style and tone.
Complies with
required format
and style
requirements.
Unit 3 Assessment Task 2: Overall Mark
out of 50
Grade

Assessment Task 2 Grid – 50%

Grade Mark out of 50 Percentage Range
High Distinction (HD) 40-50 80-100
Distinction (D) 35-39 70-79
Credit (C) 30-34 60-69
Pass (P) 25-29 50-59
No Pass (NP) 0-24 0-49

References
Faculty of Business and Economics 2012, Q Manual, Monash University, 5th edition,
viewed 17 January 2014,
<http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/qmanual/qmanual.pdf>