Course Title: Prepare simple budgets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: GEDU6088

Course Title: Prepare simple budgets

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1075 - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone:

Course Contact Email: 99250886

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Melinda Capp


Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to plan and participate in one or more recreational options appropriate to your budget and interests


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21046 Prepare simple budgets


1 Determine prices of a selection of goods for a specified budget

Performance Criteria:

1.1Select items to include in a budget

1.2 Compare available prices of the selected items

1.3 Determine quantities required and enter data correctly into set formulae on calculator

1.4 Use strategies to check accuracy



2 Prepare a simple budget

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Investigate information to establish income and expenditure

2.2 Develop a balanced budget

2.3 Check balanced budget meets all users’ needs

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities


Examples of learning activities

• class exercises to review discussions

• practical demonstrations 

• activities or projects • group projects

• peer learning

• guest presentation

• peer teaching and class presentations

• group discussion

• research

• independent project based work

• group activities

• visits to galleries and events


Teaching Schedule





Performance criteria

Assessment activity

Week 1


This week’s teaching schedule will be from VU21785 – Participate in recreational activities

Week 2


Participating in recreational activities – what is required

Discuss what the costs of activities are –Discussion on ‘What is a budget?’




Week 3


Basic needs

Students work on a list of their basic needs and complete a worksheet of activities




Week 4


This week’s teaching schedule will be from VU21785 – Participate in recreational activities

Week 5


Starting a simple spread sheet for a budget

A look at your own personal needs and developing a budget to consider costs of these things




Week 6


Delivery schedule of VU21785 – Participate in recreational activities will be given in these weeks

Week 7


Week 8


Week 9


Calculator skills

Using the budget from the previous class look at simple calculator skills to assist with budgeting




Week 10


Calculator skills

Revise calculator skills

Assessment Task 1: Observation activity



Assessment Task 1: Observation

Week 11


Delivery schedule of VU21785 – Participate in recreational activities will be given in these weeks

Week 12


Week 13


Week 14


Week 15


Personal budget

Look at the spread sheet from your personal budget and consider any additional items to add. Prepare budget portfolio




Assessment task 2: Budget portfolio task





Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Observation task

Assessment Task 2: Budget portfolio


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to MyRMIT for assessment criteria).


Assessment Matrix

Students will be given an assessment marking guide for reference at the time that the assessment tasks are distributed and verbal feedback if required


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Applying for an Extension

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Applying for Special Consideration

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  • Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
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Plagiarism Software

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