Structure You will be provided on the Moodle website with a portfolio template. You should use this template and upload a weekly portfolio to the Moodle website. At the end of this term, you will consolidate your weekly portfolios into a single document and upload an overall consolidated portfolio. Your portfolio should contain a coherent, but necessarily restricted review of the academic literature related to the project management topics for each week. You should also include a weekly reference list formatted in the prescribed style. You are also encouraged to include a bibliography. This assessment item involves researching the topics to enhance your understanding of each concept through a utilisation of academic literature and secondary sources. Whilst you must use the recommended textbooks and web links, you should also refer to other sources on the Moodle website and additional relevant peer reviewed academic journal articles of your choosing. Weekly Portfolio Your weekly portfolio can be as long or as short as you want it to be. It is your portfolio and shows your development of understanding during the unit. Naturally, this will make the portfolio different for everyone. Each student’s background, education, current and past work experiences is what makes it different. Each student’s personal researches will be different. What you need to do is to give yourself enough time to reflect and show how you have thought and come to grips with the ideas that address the learning outcomes of the unit. The amount of time you should be allocating to the unit is 12 hours per week, so there should be a fair bit of time for you to make the reflections and reach a depth of insight that will make the portfolio meaningful. With each week’s portfolio that you submit you do not include the writing that you made for a prior week. Instead you use the same portfolio template using only the section for the week you are writing about. In other words, each week’s portfolio is a reflection upon that week. You should however, revisit the whole of the unit learning outcomes each week. The portfolio for any previous week is a reflection of your insights and thoughts for that week. Once you upload the portfolio then leave it for that week. Over the duration of the term, you will find that there is a development and change of your ideas as you study the material. You will then have opportunity at the end of the unit to consolidate everything and show how you have gained the insights that the unit is seeking to provide. At the end of the term, you should review your weekly portfolios and consolidate them into a single submission. You should make a personal reflection in this submission. This is the assessment that gets marked. It is to your benefit to have the personal discipline to make sure that you do not get behind. If you are allocating 12 hours per week for the unit then there is plenty of time for the portfolio. If you find that one week you slip then ok, but the unit is fundamentally planned so that you need to allocate 12 hours each week. The unit is straight forward, but there are lots of websites to visit and material to download. The textbooks are only part of the story and you won’t be able to do the unit with just the textbooks. Unfortunately, much of the material is written from a North American perspective. You will need to consider other industry sectors and to be able to translate the learning outcomes into an Australian or other cultural perspective. Therefore, you will need to download other files and visit websites to be able to gather the material you need in your portfolio. There are no bonus points for getting the portfolio perfect from the first week. Understanding and familiarity will only develop over time. As you do the portfolios each week and keep revisiting the learning outcomes and adding the unit material then you will gain insights required. Unless you do that on a weekly basis you won’t have the appropriate perspective to make the journey and reach the destination by the end of the unit. Portfolio for week 1 is due in week 2, portfolio for week 2 is due in week 3 and so on. Please note that there is one template for week 10 & 11 portfolio and is due at the end of week 11. Consolidated Portfolio You will be provided with a template for the consolidated portfolio due at the end of the term. Since you will have made your own journey studying during the term then the material that you will want to include in the consolidated portfolio will be unique for you. Your consolidated portfolio will explain how you have developed your understanding of the learning outcomes and the topics with each week’s study. Your consolidated portfolio MUST be made as a single submission (one file). The weekly submissions should form an appendix to the consolidated portfolio as per the consolidated portfolio suggested layout. You must NOT use an index and numbering system to identify material from prior week’s leaving each portfolio on the unit website. The consolidated portfolio is the important one. It is important that you make it clear to the marker what your consolidated portfolio refers to otherwise you may not get the marks you expect. An analogy for the consolidated portfolio is that you can imagine that you are going before an examination board at the end of the term and presenting to them a complete portfolio of your journey throughout the term. You will hand each board member a package that they should then be able to read and from it appreciate everything that you have done and learned during your work life and the unit. Referencing Ensuring you have accurate references is important and will allow the marker to easily identify where your portfolio maps to the unit or other peer reviewed material. You also need to show how you have made critical reflection on the material and added your own unique insights. Referencing should be made according to CQU’s APA referencing guide. To locate the guide then Google “CQU APA referencing” and download the PDF file for the current year. It is because of your references and academic proficiency with critical analysis that you will be able to gain MAXIMUM MARKS.