Diploma of project management – Hire Academic Expert

Assessment Details
Qualification Code/Title BSB51415 Diploma of project management
Assessment Type Assessment -03 ( Project) Time allowed  
Due Date   Location AHIC Term / Year  

 

Unit of Competency
National Code/Title BSBPMG516 Manage project information and communication

 

Student Details
Student Name   Student ID  

 

Student Declaration:  I declare that the work submitted is my own, and has not been copied or plagiarised from any person or source. Signature: ____________________________

Date:         _____/______/__________

 

Assessor Details
Assessor’s Name  
RESULTS  (Please Circle) SATISFACTORY NOT SATISFACTORY

 

Feedback to student:

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Student Declaration:  I declare that I have been assessed in this unit, and I have been advised of my result.  I am also aware of my appeal rights.

Signature:    _______________________________

Date:              ______/_______/___________

Assessor Declaration:  I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable and flexible assessment with this student, and I have provided appropriate feedback.

Signature:    ________________________________________

Date:              ______/_______/___________

 

Instructions to the Candidates

v  This assessment is to be completed according to the instructions given below in this document.

v  Should you not answer the tasks correctly, you will be given feedback on the results and gaps in knowledge. You will be entitled to one (1) resubmit in showing your competence with this unit.

v  If you are not sure about any aspect of this assessment, please ask for clarification from your assessor.

v  Please refer to the College re-submission and re-sit policy for more information.

v  If you have questions and other concerns that may affect your performance in the Assessment, please inform the assessor immediately.

v  Please read the Tasks carefully then complete all Tasks.

v  To be deemed competent for this unit you must achieve a satisfactory result with tasks of this Assessment along with a satisfactory result for another Assessment.

v  This is an Open book assessment which you will do in your own time but complete in the time designated by your assessor. Remember, that it must be your own work and if you use other sources then you must reference these appropriately.

Resources required completing the assessment tasks are Learner guide, PowerPoint presentation, Unit Assessment Pack (UAP), Access to other learning materials such as textbooks, Access to a computer, the Internet and word-processing system such as MS Word.

v  Submitted document must follow the given criteria. Font must be Times New Roman, Font size need to be 12 and line spacing has to be Single line.

v  Once you have completed the assessment, please upload the softcopy of the Assessment into AHIC Moodle.

v  Plagiarism is copying someone else’s work and submitting it as your own. Any Plagiarism will result in a mark of Zero.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasonable adjustments

  • Students with carer responsibilities, cultural or religious obligations, English as an additional language, disability etc. can request for reasonable adjustments.
  • Please note, academic standards of the unit/course will not be lowered to accommodate the needs of any student, but there is a requirement to be flexible about the way in which it is delivered or assessed.
  • The Disability Standards for Education requires institutions to take reasonable steps to enable the student with a disability to participate in education on the same basis as a student without a disability.
  • Trainer/Assessor must complete the section below “Reasonable Adjustment Strategies Matrix” to ensure the explanation and correct strategy have been recorded and implemented if applicable.
  • Trainer/Assessor must notify the administration/compliance and quality assurance department for any reasonable adjustments made.
  • All evidence and supplementary documentation must be submitted with the assessment pack to the administration/compliance and quality assurance department.
Reasonable Adjustment Strategies Matrix (Trainer/Assessor to complete)
Category Possible Issue Reasonable Adjustment Strategy

(select as applicable)

¨ LLN ¨ Speaking

¨ Reading

¨ Writing

¨ Confidence

¨ Verbal assessment

¨ Presentations

¨ Demonstration of a skill

¨ Use of diagrams

¨ Use of supporting documents such as wordlists

¨ Non-English-Speaking Background ¨ Speaking

¨ Reading

¨ Writing

¨ Cultural background

¨ Confidence

¨ Discuss with the student and supervisor (if applicable) whether language, literacy and numeracy are likely to impact on the assessment process

¨ Use methods that do not require a higher level of language or literacy than is required to perform the job role

¨ Use short sentences that do not contain large amounts of information

¨ Clarify information by rephrasing, confirm understanding

¨ Read any printed information to the student

¨ Use graphics, pictures and colour coding instead of, or to support, text

¨ Offer to write down, or have someone else write, oral responses given by the student

¨ Ensure that the time available to complete the assessment, while meeting enterprise requirements, takes account of the student’s needs

¨ Indigenous ¨ Knowledge and understanding

¨ Flexibility

¨ Services

¨ Inappropriate training and assessment

¨ Culturally appropriate training

¨ Explore understanding of concepts and practical application through oral assessment

¨ Flexible delivery

¨ Using group rather than individual assessments

¨ Assessment through completion of practical tasks in the field after demonstration of skills and knowledge.

¨ Age ¨ Educational background

¨ Limited study skills

¨ Make sure font size is not too small

¨ Trainer/Assessor should refer to the student’s experience

¨ Ensure that the time available to complete the assessment takes account of the student’s needs

¨ Provision of information or course materials in accessible format.

¨ Changes in teaching practices, e.g. wearing an FM microphone to enable a student to hear lectures

¨ Supply of specialised equipment or services, e.g. a note-taker for a student who cannot write

¨ Changes in lecture schedules and arrangements, e.g. relocating classes to an accessible venue

¨ Changes to course design, e.g. substituting an assessment task

¨ Modifications to physical environment, e.g. installing lever taps, building ramps, installing a lift

¨ Educational background ¨ Reading

¨ Writing

¨ Numeracy

¨ Limited study skills and/or learning strategies

¨ Discuss with the Student previous learning experience

¨ Ensure learning and assessment methods meet the student’s individual need

¨ Disability ¨ Speaking

¨ Reading

¨ Writing

¨ Numeracy

¨ Limited study skills and/or learning strategies

¨ Identify the issues

¨ Create a climate of support

¨ Ensure access to support that the student has agreed to

¨ Appropriately structure the assessment

¨ Provide information or course materials in accessible format, e.g.  a textbook in braille

¨ Changes in teaching practices, e.g. wearing an FM microphone to enable a student to hear lectures

¨ Supply of specialised equipment or services, e.g. a note- taker for a student who cannot write

¨ Changes in lecture schedules and arrangements, e.g. relocating classes to an accessible venue

¨ Changes to course design, e.g. substituting an assessment task

¨ Modifications to physical environment, e.g. installing lever taps, building ramps, installing a lift

Explanation of reasonable adjustments strategy used (If required)
 

 

 

What if you disagree on the assessment outcome?

You can appeal against a decision made in regards to your assessment.   An appeal should only be made if you have been assessed as ‘Not Yet Competent’ against a specific unit and you feel you have sufficient grounds to believe that you are entitled to be assessed as competent. You must be able to adequately demonstrate that you have the skills and experience to be able to meet the requirements of units you are appealing the assessment of.

Your trainer will outline the appeals process, which is available to the student. You can request a form to make an appeal and submit it to your trainer, the course coordinator, or the administration officer. The AHIC will examine the appeal and you will be advised of the outcome within 14 days. Any additional information you wish to provide may be attached to the appeal form.

 

Academic Integrity:

Academic Integrity is about the honest presentation of your academic work. It means acknowledging the work of others while developing your own insights, knowledge and ideas.

As a student, you are required to:

  • Undertake studies and research responsibly and with honesty and integrity
  • Ensure that academic work is in no way falsified
  • Seek permission to use the work of others, where required
  • Acknowledge the work of others appropriately
  • Take reasonable steps to ensure other students cannot copy or misuse your work.

 

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism means to take and use another person’s ideas and or manner of expressing them and to pass them off as your own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement. This includes material sourced from the internet, RTO staff, other students, and from published and unpublished work.

Plagiarism occurs when you fail to acknowledge that the ideas or work of others are being used, which includes:

  • Paraphrasing and presenting work or ideas without a reference
  • Copying work either in whole or in part
  • Presenting designs, codes or images as your own work
  • Using phrases and passages verbatim without quotation marks or referencing the author or web page
  • Reproducing lecture notes without proper acknowledgement.

 

Collusion:

Collusion means unauthorised collaboration on assessable work (written, oral or practical) with other people. This occurs when a student presents group work as their own or as the work of someone else.

Collusion may be with another RTO student or with individuals or student’s external to the RTO. This applies to work assessed by any educational and training body in Australia or overseas.

Collusion occurs when you work without the authorisation of the teaching staff to:

  • Work with one or more people to prepare and produce work
  • Allow others to copy your work or share your answer to an assessment task
  • Allow someone else to write or edit your work (without rto approval)
  • Write or edit work for another student
  • Offer to complete work or seek payment for completing academic work for other students.

Both collusion and plagiarism can occur in group work. For examples of plagiarism, collusion and academic misconduct in group work please refer to the RTO’s policy on Academic integrity, plagiarism and collusion.

Plagiarism and collusion constitute cheating. Disciplinary action will be taken against students who engage in plagiarism and collusion as outlined in RTO’s policy.

Proven involvement in plagiarism or collusion may be recorded on students’ academic file and could lead to disciplinary action.

 

Special Required Software and Hardware to complete the Assessments:

  • Computer With Internet Connection
  • Microsoft Office Suite

 

Assessment Formatting and Answer length Guidance:

Your Submitted document must follow the given criteria:

  • Font must be Times New Roman, Font size need to be 12 and line spacing has to be Single line.
  • Your assessment needs to be submitted as an electronic copy unless requested differently by your assessor.
  • The Assessment file name for electronic copy should follow : Student Id_Assessment_No ( Example AHI000014_Assessment 1

 

Referencing

Include a reference list at the end of your work on a separate page or as footnotes. You should

reference the sources you have used in your assessments in the Harvard Style.

To access a web-based tool, see Harvard Style online generator http://www.harvardgenerator.com

 

Your assessor will go through the assessment for this unit. It is important that you understand this assessment before taking on the tasks. To confirm that you have been given this overview, we ask you to complete the following Pre-Assessment Checklist.

You are required to carefully read each checklist item provided below and tick either ‘Y’ to confirm your understanding or ‘N’ if you disagree. In case you disagree with an item, please provide your reason under the ‘Comments’ section.

This acknowledges that your Trainer/Assessor has discussed all of the information with you prior to undertaking this assessment.

Checklist Comments
Y ☐ N I, the student, understand the purpose of the assessment.  
Y ☐ N I understand when and where the assessment will occur, who will assess me, how and in what format the assessment will be submitted.  
Y ☐ N I understand the methods of assessment.  
Y ☐ N I understand what resources are required to successfully complete this assessment.  
Y ☐ N I understand the performance level required for each assessment event.  
Y ☐ N I understand that it must be my own work. I have been explained and understood the serious consequences in case this work is found plagiarised.  
Y ☐ N I understand the process if I am deemed not yet competent.  
Y ☐ N I understand the feedback process and the appeals process.  
Y ☐ N The assessor has discussed with me if I have any special needs and if so what arrangements have been put in place.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Task 3: Project information and communication management implementation

Task summary

In this assessment task, you are required to implement project information and communication processes.

This assessment is to be completed in the simulated work environment in the RTO.

Required

  • Access to textbooks and other learning materials
  • Computer with Microsoft Office and internet access
  • Project Management Policy and Procedures

Timing

Your assessor will advise you of the due date of these submissions.

Submit

  • Email with draft project status report attached.
  • Email with draft project evaluation report and screen shot attached.

Assessment criteria

For your performance to be deemed satisfactory in this assessment task, you must satisfactorily address all of the assessment criteria. If part of this task is not satisfactorily completed, you will be asked to complete further assessment to demonstrate competence.

Resubmission opportunities

You will be provided feedback on your performance by the assessor. The feedback will indicate if you have satisfactorily addressed the requirements of each part of this task.

If any parts of the task are not satisfactorily completed, the assessor will explain why, and provide you written feedback along with guidance on what you must undertake to demonstrate satisfactory performance. Reassessment attempt(s) will be arranged at a later time and date.

You have the right to appeal the outcome of assessment decisions if you feel that you have been dealt with unfairly or have other appropriate grounds for an appeal.

You are encouraged to consult with the assessor prior to attempting this task if you do not understand any part of this task or if you have any learning issues or needs that may hinder you when attempting any part of the assessment.

Assessment Task 3 Instructions as provided to students

Complete the following activities:

  1. Implement project information and communication processes.
Set up a reminder in Slack for the weekly project team meetings.

The reminder should send out an email to the team requesting project progress reports. As your assessor is a team member, they will be able to check that they have done this.

Your assessor, in the role of the team members, will send you a number of progress reports via Slack, which you should carefully review and then store in a logical way within Slack.

  1. Write a Project Status Report.
Review and analyse the information in the project progress reports and then prepare a project status report based on all the information provided by the team, in accordance with the Project Communication Management Plan.

You will be assessed on your ability to manage information generation, gathering, retrieval and analysis through the production of a project status report based on the individual progress reports, as well as your ability to disseminate and store the information using the Project Information Management System.

Review the Project Management Policy and Procedures and implement the information validation processes as per organisational requirements. This means you must check all of the information provided in order to ensure that all information provided is correct and accurate.

Your project status report should summarise key information from the progress reports, as well as an analysis of the data provided. Your report should include:

·           A review of communication and information processes and progress against measures from your Communication Project Management Plan.

·           Information validation processes and issues arising.

·           Communication and Information Management system issues.

·           Recommendations for change, including development of documentation to assist with project information and communication.

You should develop your own template for the project status report. It should have space for the information that you receive, and for your comments as set out in the above bullet points.

Upload your project status report to Slack for sharing with all project team members.

Ask the team members for their feedback on your template.

Carefully read the following.

The annual conference has taken place, and the project is wrapping up.

One of your tasks as Project Manager is to write a report on the project’s communication management.

  1. Review project outcomes.
Using Slack, send out an email to the team requesting a project closure report from each of them.

Your assessor, in the role of the team members, will send you a number of closure reports via Slack, which you should carefully review and then store in a logical way.

  1. Write a project communication management evaluation report.
Complete a review of the project’s information and communication processes and systems, and recommend improvements for the future.

Draw on the project status report you wrote previously and by reviewing the project closure reports provided to you by the team.

As with your status report, you must check all of the information provided in order to ensure that all information provided is correct and accurate.

The report should be approximately one page.

The report should include, as a minimum:

·           A review of the Project communication and information management to determine the effectiveness of the project team’s communication and information management, specifically against the communication and information requirements as specified in the project communications management plan.

·           Discussion of communication and information issues that arose, and recommend improvements that could be made in the future

·           Positive aspects of the Communication Management Plan, and how these helped ensure that its objectives were realised.

Modify the template that you created for the project status report so that it suits the information to be included in this report.

Save the document as Project Evaluation Report.

  1. Finalise and archive project records.
Review the project management policy and procedures and follow the procedure for finalising and archiving project records.

Take a screen shot that shows the overall folder you have created and each sub-folder, as well as the files within each sub folder.

  1. Send an email to the CEO (your assessor).
The text of the email should be in grammatically correct English, written in an appropriate (polite, business-like) style.

It should introduce and summarise the contents of the attachment, pointing out that the report has been written and sent as part of the communication items set out in the Project Management Plan.

Attach your evaluation report and your screen shot to the email.

 

 

Assessment Task 3 Checklist

Student’s name:
Did the student: Completed successfully? Comments
Yes No  
Manage the generation, gathering, storage, retrieval, analysis and dissemination of project information by the project team and stakeholders?      
Implement agreed communication networks?      
Maintain project communication networks throughout the project?      
Implement information validation processes by checking all information/data received from the team?      
Identify and resolve communication and information management system issues?      
Finalise and archive project records as set out in the Project Management Policy and Procedure?      
Review project outcomes to determine effectiveness of management information and communication processes and procedures?      
Identify and document lessons learned and recommended improvements for application in future projects?      
Task outcome: ¨  Satisfactory ¨  Not satisfactory
Assessor signature:  
Assessor name:  
Date:  

Final results record

Student name:  
Assessor name:  
Date  

Final assessment results

Task Type Result
Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Did not submit
Assessment Task 1 Written questions S U DNS
Assessment Task 2 Project information and communication planning S U DNS
Assessment Task 3 Project information and communication implementation and evaluation S U DNS
Overall unit results   C NYC  

Feedback

 

 

  • My performance in this unit has been discussed and explained to me.
  • I would like to appeal this assessment decision.

 

Student signature: ___________________________________________   Date: _________________

 

 

  • I hereby certify that this student has been assessed by me and that the assessment has been carried out according to the required assessment procedures.

 

Assessor signature: