Monthly Archives: August 2015

Carl Wonder

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Title: Lecturer
Qualification: GCBus , MBA, Cert IV TAE

Profile: Professor Carl Wonder is an accomplished professional with over 22 years of industrial experience. He recently joined Virtu Design Institute as the Business Program Leader and Lecturer. He has 5 years of Academic experience and holds an MBA from the University of Derby UK, TAE40110 Certificate IV Training and Assessment, NVQ D32 Assessor & Verifier Award (UK) amongst his qualifications.

Professor Carl Wonder left Zimbabwe in 1993 to begin his studies in the UK where he lived and worked for 15years. He worked for various leading companies in the UK where most of his achievements were in setting up and developing businesses for a range of companies.

Professor Wonder relocated to Mongolia in 2008 to begin his academic career with Raffles College of Design & Commerce where he ended up as a Senior Business Lecturer. In 2011, he joined Royal International Institute (Mongolia) as an Academic Director and Senior Business Lecturer. Whilst in Mongolia, Professor Wonder trained several corporations in marketing and management strategies.

The then Carl Wonder was conferred with Professor Honoris Causa title by Ikh Zasag International University in recognition for his valuable contribution to the setting up and development of Royal International Institute. He was commented for his outstanding initiatives to strengthen and develop Mongolian education community to become globally competitive and locally engaged.

Professor Wonder also worked as a newspaper editor and Business Columnist for UB Post a Mongolian National newspaper and Royal Television Station (Mongolia) at the International News Desk.

Professor Wonder was involved in various international projects including South Africa Revenue Services (SARS) where he was one of the invited International Business Experts between 2010 and 2011. The project’s primary objective was to reform the business registration system in South Africa by integrating the existing business registration systems concerned with primary business registration. He returned to Zimbabwe in 2013 where he has been involved in various projects of setting up and marketing businesses as well as reading news on the national television (ZTV).

Anna Krispel

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Title: Lecturer
Qualifications: Foundation studies Art and Design,
BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design, Cert IV TAE

Profile: Anna began her studies at The London College of Fashion with foundation studies in Art and Design, where her passion for fabric design and fashion began. Following completion of her Art Foundation course she went on to complete a Bachelors degree with honors in Fashion and Textile Design with Business Studies at Brighton University in the UK.

Majoring in knitwear design Anna’s professional career began in New York where she went to work for TSE and American Eagle Outfitters.

Following this time working in New York Anna went on to work for Zegna Baruffa in Italy, Ted Baker in London and more recently Banjo and Matilda in Sydney.

Always passionate about education and about fostering creativity, Anna began teaching at Billy Blue and at the Australian Institute of Creative Design in 2014, and more recently joined the training staff at Virtu Institute of Design.

Anna currently teaches part time and is working on launching her own children’s label “Letters from Leo”.

Dr. Lee E. J. Styger

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Title: Director and Chair Academic Board
Qualifications: MSc, PhD, CEng, CSci, CEnv, FIED, FIMMM, FICME, FCILT, REngDes, SMSME, MIEAust

Profile: Dr Lee Styger is the Executive MBA Director of the University of Wollongong’s Sydney Business School. Before joining the Sydney Business School, Lee worked with many blue chip organisations in the business development, product development and people development spaces.

Lee is a thought leader and creative thinker. He is a rare individual who has forged a career in both industry and academia. Working in advanced technology and platform development, Lee’s career foundation has been in the new product development, rapid prototyping, niche production and 3D printing disciplines. Lee has worked on programs in industries as diverse as medical devices, automotive, avionics, environmental and education.

Lee has been a member of, and chaired, many prestigious design and industry committees and boards, delivering programs though out the European Union, Asia and the USA. He is regularly called upon to deliver keynote talks and lead innovation groups for businesses.

His experience has resulted in a passionate belief of the imperative that winning organisations must deliver meaningful customer delight through differentiation and value creation, at the heart of which lies good design.

BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification prepares individuals for the role where they will apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level display initiative and judgement in planning, organising, implementing and monitoring their own workload and the workload of others. They use communication skills to support individuals and teams to meet organisational or enterprise requirements. Graduates will have learnt to plan, design, apply and evaluate solutions to unpredictable problems, and identify, analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources.

The course consists of four (4) core and eight (8) elective units of competency selected within the packaging rules of this qualification. The complete set of packaging rules including the available units of competency can be found at: http://training.gov.au/ Training/Details/BSB51915. Virtu has designed a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management through consultations with industry and commerce.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for students with qualifications in the area of business or vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification. It is also suitable for recent school leavers who don’t yet have vocational experience but want to pursue a career in the field.

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course
The following criteria is seen as an advantage:
• Be employed in a workplace in a role similar to those stated above for a minimum of 20 hours per week

• Have the willing support of their employer
• Hold the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, or other relevant qualification/s or have vocational experience in a managerial or senior leadership role.

Pathways from the qualification
This qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Virtu Business Institute that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Upon completion of the course assessments a successful student will be awarded a BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management. Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued with a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency. Graduates with this qualification often occupy a managerial role and most often have a suitable title reflecting this role within most commercial sectors.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on: a student’s pre existing qualifications and experience, a student’s full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS20011 Managing with impact
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence and BSBLDR503 Communicate with influence. It discusses how emotional intelligence and effective communication can be leveraged to improve organisational performance. Exploring the various elements of emotional intelligence and communication skills, students will learn to manage their emotional responses to situations, develop the emotional intelligence of others and conduct effective negotiations. The units also address the skills to facilitate effective presentations
and meetings.

VDIS20012 Organisational performance
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness and BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships. The two units relate very closely and cover important management topics such as performance management, rewards and recognition and networking.
Students are exposed to the fundamentals of team dynamics and some of the key elements for developing an environment
where people can do their best work. The importance of networking and diversity management are explored and students
develop an understanding of the policies and procedures required to manage and lever diversity to achieve organisational results.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS20013 Building talent & teams
Credit Points 24
This module focuses on two units of competency; BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
and BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes. The two units address different human resources
functions of a manager. From selecting and recruiting staff and the development and implementation of performance
management processes. Students are exposed to the different tasks involved in planning and conducting both recruitment and selection processes as well as the basic elements of inducting new personnel once the selection decision has been made. Students will also explore different approaches to performance management and ways of improving employee performance.

VDIS20014 Managing for results
Credit Points 24
The module introduces the importance of risk management, budgets and financial planning. The two units BSBRSK501 Manage risk and BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans together focus on key skills and knowledge for managing
risk, budgets and financial plans within a business context. Students will develop an understanding of risk management in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit. Managing risk can facilitate implementation of change across an organisation, business unit, program or project area. Students will develop confidence in undertaking financial management within a work team. Through this subject, students will practice their skills in planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS20015 Service excellence
Credit Points 24
This subject explores the two units of competency; BSBPMG522 Undertake project work and BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service. With a focus on customer service projects, students will be lead through the key phases of project
management, from developing a project scope, project plan, monitoring that plan to the finalising of the project. Students will explore the fundamentals of managing customer service based projects while analysing customer behaviour and product promotion. Students will be introduced to various approaches to monitoring customer service and discuss customer relationship management strategies.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS20016 Operational Safety
Credit Points 24
This subject introduces the importance of operational planning and managing a safe workplace. It covers key areas of operational planning such as goal setting, writing key performance indicators, allocating resources and evaluation. Through the two units of competency; BSBMGT517 Manage operational plan and BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace, students will learn to apply operational planning to a work health and safety project by implementing a workplace
health and safety management system that is compliant with legislative standards.

BSB50215 Diploma of Business

This qualification prepares individuals for various job titles including executive officers, program consultants and program coordinators. Individuals in these roles may possess substantial experience in a range of business settings, but seek to further develop their skills across a wide range of business functions. The qualification may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities.

Virtu has consulted with industry in designing its BSB50215 Diploma of Business and the course consists of eight (8) elective units of competency selected within the packaging rules of this qualification. The complete set of packaging rules including the available units of competency can be found at: http://training.gov.au/ Training/Details/BSB50215

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification is suitable for students with qualifications in the area of business or vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but without a qualification. It is also suitable for recent school leavers who don’t yet have vocational experience but want to pursue a career in the field.

Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To be eligible for this qualification, applicants must:
• Be over the age of 18
• Have an appropriate level of Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills to complete the course
The following criteria is seen as an advantage:
• Be employed in a workplace in a role similar to those stated above for a minimum of 20 hours per week

• Have the willing support of their employer
• Hold the BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business, or other relevant qualification/s or have vocational experience in a managerial or senior leadership role.

Pathways from the qualification
This qualification is nationally recognised and can only be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as Virtu that complies with the governing standards of quality control and quality training and assessment. Upon completion of the course assessments the successful student will be awarded a BSB50215 Diploma of Business. Students who exit the training program without completing all assessments will be issued with a statement of attainment for those units in which they have demonstrated competency. Graduates who attain this qualification will have possible job titles such as: executive officer, program consultant and program coordinator.

Course Duration
Diploma course duration depends on: a students pre existing qualifications and experience, a student’s full time or part time status and study commitment and finally the pace at which the student studies. Our Diplomas can be studied full-time or part time with the student deciding on their own study pace by enrolling in either one or two subjects per Term. Normal duration is one year full-time; two years part-time.

It is expected that the student will allow 10 hours (part time) to 20 hours (full time) per week for their classes and home and work study. Virtu’s academic year is divided into 8 terms of study per year, with enrolments in January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November of each year.

Student Study Term 1

VDIS10096 Manage Meetings
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on how to successfully manage meetings, from the preparation for the meeting to the processes and
procedures involved in the running of a meeting and the follow up required.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to oversee the meeting preparation processes, chairing meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes.

VDIS10089 Manage Quality Customer Service
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the fundamentals of managing customer service and driving quality service delivery. Consumer
behaviour and the product promotion are discussed. Students are introduced to various approaches to monitoring customer service, measuring customer satisfaction and customer relationship management.
This subject describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that
ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.
Student Study Term 2

VDIS10141 Managing teams
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on the role of the manager in leading and managing effective teams. Learners will be exposed to
strategies for developing teams, improving performance as well as reward systems and their role in operational performance.
The skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the
organisation are explored.

VDIS10142 Opportunities in Marketing
Credit Points 15
This module focuses on identifying and evaluating marketing opportunities. It outlines how to identify and capitalise on marketing opportunities. Students are exposed to forecasting and post implementation evaluation techniques.
Students will learn the skills and knowledge required to identify, evaluate and take advantage of marketing opportunities by analysing market data, distinguishing characteristics of possible markets and assessing viability of changes to operations.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10100 Manage Recruitment, Selection and Induction Processes
Credit Points 15
This subject focuses on the management of recruitment, selection and induction processes. Students are exposed to the
development of policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection and induction. The subject addresses key steps in recruitment and selection as well as ensuring these practices meet organisational and legal standards. Students are required to oversee and evaluate induction processes against their effectiveness in improving new employee performance.
Students will learn to manage all aspects of recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
Student Study Term 3

VDIS10093 Undertake Project Work
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the fundamentals of project work. Students will be exposed to the essential elements of undertaking project work including developing a project scope, engaging stakeholders, monitoring and evaluating the project outcomes.
This subject goes through the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a
larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

VDIS10143 Manage Intellectual Property
Credit Points 15
This subject outlines how to identify intellectual property assets and rights within an organisation, strategy for management, protection and commercialisation of IP for business growth.
Describing the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to protect, secure and effectively use intangible assets of value to an organisation. It focuses on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and
exploit an organisation’s intellectual property to ensure business growth.
Student Study Term 4

VDIS10101 Manage Risk
Credit Points 15
This subject introduces the concept of risk management. It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the steps to managing risk within a business context. The skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting are explored.