Group Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Economics for Business
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO
Students are required to work in groups to choose an industry/Sector of
their choice. While working in a specific group, students are required to
apply their knowledge learned in the course unit to write an industry/sector
report (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5).
See Assignment Specifications for detailed requirements
Report 1 and use of
See Guidelines below
1, 2, 3, 5
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1, 2, 3, 5
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group formation, presentation and submission guidelines
Organize yourselves into groups of 4 students. Penalties apply.Adhere to specific due dates for each task
requirement related to Group: formation, Report 1
& use of the blog, presentation and final report submissionSpecifically, adhere to instructions of your
Lecturer regarding:Report 1 & use of the blogGroups formationGroups presentationsFinal submission
Your Lecturer will
assign each group
a specific industry/sector selected from Page 4 Australia Sector/Industry list.
Give your group details to your lecturer(s):Normal Mode: No
later than Week 5Block Mode 1: Week 1Block Mode 2: Week 6All
group names must be reflected in the Black
Board:Normal mode: By the end of Week 5Block Mode 1: Week 2Block Mode
2: Week 7
the Black Board to confirm that your name is included in the specific group of
not conduct research related to one sector/industry unless as
determined by you Lecturer
Report 1(10 marks)
Your group has to follow the assessment
requirement below for Report 1:
Content to include (5Marks-Group mark):Brief introduction about the industry/ sectorMarket structure description;demand and
supply,Conclusion.Use of the blog (3 marks-Individual student mark)Use the blog to discuss issues related to your
research work.Each student is required to post in the blog
the research carried out in regard to the section they are handling.Other students are then required to comment on
the submission of the memberStudents
who do not use the blog will be marked zero for the blog section. In this
way, there will be variation in marks depending on use of the blog.Therefore,
if you do not use the blog the mark will be 0/3 for the blog section
lecture material and recommended textbook (2 marks-Group mark) Note* Your
Group has to follow the requirements outlined to get marks for the report.
*Marks score depends on individual student
effort related to use of the blog
Group presentations should be conducted as follows:Block
Mode 1: Week 4-5Block
Mode 2 and Normal Mode: Week 9-10Group
presentation will be conducted by the physical presence of all group members
or via video presentation as will be determined by your Lecturer.
Marks score depends on individual student effort:Content (4 marks-General mark for the Group)Presentation skills (6 Marks-Individual Group Member mark)Group
PPT Presentations not exceeding 12 slides
Submission Guidelines(20 marks)
All work must
be submitted on Blackboard by the
respective due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page:
Report 1 submission Due dates:Block
Mode 1: Week-4, Mid-night Monday April 13, 2020Block
Mode 2 and Normal Mode: Week-8, Mid-night Friday May
15, 2020.Group presentation PPT submission
Mode 1: Week-5, Mid-night Friday April 24, 2020Block
Mode 2 and Normal Mode: Week-11, Mid-night Friday
June 1, 2020.Final industry research submissionDue
Mode 1: Week-6, Mid
night Monday April 27, 2020Block
Mode 2 and Normal Mode: Week-11, Mid night Monday
June 3, 2020
Final submission research paper on you
sector or industry should not exceed 2500 words
assignment must be in MS Word format, single spacing, 12-pt Arial font and 2 cm
margins on all four sides of the page with appropriate section headings and
sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at
the end in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.
Penalties apply for late submissions.
students are required to participate equitably in the group assignment and that
students are responsible for the academic integrity of all components of the assignment. You need to complete the
following table which identifies which student/students are responsible for the
various sections of the assignment
table needs to be completed and submitted with the assignment as it is a
compulsory component required before any grading is undertaken.
This assignment aims to enhance
students’ research and analytical ability through the application of their
economics knowledge learned in the course unit to compose a company report. The recommended assignment structure for final submission is as follows:
The structure content is not limited to the items listed above. Creativity
for a better report structure
is a key requirement.
Detailed requirements of the
You are a
group of advisors to the Management Board in your company with Headquarters in
Australia. As advisors you are first, required to conduct research on your
selected sector/industry covering the previous 5- 10 years. Second, you are
required to present a company strategy to your Management Board covering the
next 5 years.
Third, your Management Board requires that you make a presentation of your
findings and strategies, and you prepare a 2,500 word market report. The market
report should, as a minimum, address the following key issues:
A description of your company and the industry
analysis of the market structure the industry
discussion about the demand and supply conditions for your product(s) or service(s).
discussion about the demand elasticity for your product(s) or service(s)
of a recent event that has (or is likely
to have) substantial impacts on your industry/sector.
Note: if your company
has many products
and/or services, you can select
a representative product/service to discuss for points (2); (3); (4); and (5).
This report should provide useful information for your company’s
Management Board. It should use a variety of resources, including the textbook,
newspapers, industry reports, the ABS website, and other sources.
Furthermore, your report should
include headings and sub-headings. It needs to be properly
referenced using the Harvard
style and at least 5 references.
Australia sector/ industry selection
and Food Services
and superannuation services
Education and Training
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
Financial and Insurance Service
Care and Social Assistance
Media and Telecommunications
Leisure and hospitality
and Mining Industry
market, Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
and consumer goods business
Technical Services and Architectural services
To be eligible
to pass this unit, you must complete all forms of assessment and demonstrate
achievement of the learning outcomes. All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY using a word
processor, uploaded to Blackboard via the Final
Check and Submission of SafeAssign.
deadlines are strictly enforced and a late submission incurs penalties of 5 (five) % of the assessment value per calendar
day unless an extension and/or special consideration has been granted
by the lecturer prior to the assessment deadline. Unless an extension and/or
special consideration has been granted, no assessments are accepted
after 14 calendar days of the due date, or the end of the trimester for
assessments due later in a trimester. Students need to allow up to 24 hours for
the Final Check of their assignment submission to SafeAssign to be available.
An effective way for students to learn
economics is through participation in a Group Assessment Project. This
designed to accomplish effective learning.
course of the semester, each of the elements of your Group Assessment, will be
reviewed by your Lecturer. The lecturer is encouraged to review each submission
and suggest areas for improvement where appropriate, for more detailed study,
or if acceptable to allow the students to proceed to the next phase in
development. At the end of the semester, each group is to present their entire
Group Assessment in class or via Video in class as will be determined by your
Lecturer to the class.
File Exchange tool:
All the academic papers that are used in the
assignment need to be posted on BB by using File Exchange tool (Instruction in page 5, for further questions and
advice, refer to your lecturer). Student needs to highlight the discussion in
the academic paper which is relevant to the discussion in the assignment.
Academic papers can be found in ProQuest (ProQuest instruction can be found in
page 5 and 6. Please refer to the
Librarian if you have further question). Assignment will be marked ZERO if does
not include references list
Group needs to submit the Draft for their
assignment by using File Exchange tool one week before the due date of final
submission. The draft needs to be different from the last submission and
reflect the changes.
If each member
will do a part of the assignment, their work needs to be submitted by using File Exchange
Presentation slides will be posted by using File
All the discussion about group assignment needs
to be recorded by using Group Blog tool (Instruction in page 5, for further question, please advise your lecturer). The
discussion must relevant to the content of the assignment and reflects the
outcome of the group meeting.
If one of
the requirement above is not followed, the group assignment will be marked ZERO
How to do group assignment –
Instruction Group tools
Your instructor chooses which
communication and collaboration tools are available to your group. If you want
to use a tool but don’t find on your group’s page, ask your instructor to
Group members and
instructors can share files in this area. All members can add and delete
files, regardless of who added them.
In the group area, all members
of a group can create entries for the same blog and build on each entry. All
course members can read and comment on a group blog, but they can’t make
posts unless they are members of the group. Instructors can choose to grade
group blogs. All group members receive the same grade.
In the group
area, all members of a group can view each other’s entries. Only group
members and instructors can view a group journal. Instructors can choose to
grade group journals. All group members receive the same grade.
Group members can email individual members or
the entire group.
Exchange files with a group
With file exchange, you can
share files with other members of your group, including your instructor.
You can’t create folders in file
exchange. With your group, decide how you want to name files so that they are
easier to locate in a long list.
Add a file to the file exchange
Group Tools > File Exchange > Add File
Add a name for the file you want
to upload. Browse for the file and submit. Delete a file from the file exchange
You can delete any file, even if
you didn’t upload it. On the File Exchange page, select Delete in the file’s
All the group members can discuss
about the assignment by using Group Blog. Once you are allocated in a group,
you can see this function.
Group > Group Tools >
Group Blog > Create Blog Entry