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Unit (2020)

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Consulting and Freelancing (COM203)

Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit focuses on the entrepreneurial side of working as an independent consultant/freelancer. This will involve focusing on operational fundamentals such as working with clients, costing, project management and securing funding.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to:
* ULO1: Develop and apply consulting strategies for freelancers across various industries. [CLO1]
* ULO2: Develop and apply the principles of consulting and freelancing. [CLO2]
* ULO3: Develop, plan and present a proposal in response to a brief. [CLO4]
* ULO4: Develop and apply effective interpersonal communication skills in relation to working as a member of a diverse team or as a freelancer/independent consultant. [CLO3 and CLO5]
* ULO5: Communicate effectively and professionally with clients and stakeholders. [CLO6]
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars: 8 seminars of 3 hours each
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit provides an opportunity for students to research, analyse, design and develop the elements of working as a freelancer/independent consultant.
Assessment Assessments in this unit include:
* Preparing a freelancing strategy
* Presenting a pitch for a client
* Class test
* Online discussions and quizzes
* Online and seminar participation
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Communication + Creative Media [Combined] (BCommun)+(BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Games Art and Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Global Media and Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Graphic Design (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Journalism (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Photography (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Screen Production (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Sound (BCrMedia) [New in 2018]
Strategic Communication (BCommun) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Social Media
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Ms Amanda Kendle
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Amanda.Kendle@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mrs Renae Desai

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6202
e: R.Desai@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.065 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus

Ms Amanda Kendle
P/T Teaching Casual

e: Amanda.Kendle@murdoch.edu.au
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