Course Title: Write complex documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3203 Certificate III in General Education for Adults

Course Title: Write complex documents

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Contact: Baia. Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The focus of the unit is to,plan documents, draft text ,prepare and produce a final document. This will be demonstrated through portfolio of evidence for course/employment applications with an emphasis on on the production of personal statements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents


1. Plan documents
1.1. Determine the purposes of documents
1.2. Choose appropriate formats for documents
1.3. Establish means of communication
1.4. Determine requirements of documents
1.5. Determine categories and logical sequences of data, information and knowledge to achieve document objectives
1.6. Develop overview of structure and content of documents

2. Draft text
2.1. Review and organise available data, information and knowledge according to proposed structure and content
2.2. Ensure data, information and knowledge is aggregated, interpreted and summarised to prepare text that satisfies document purposes and objectives
2.3. Include graphics as appropriate
2.4. Identify gaps in required data and information, and collect additional material from relevant enterprise personnel
2.5. Draft text according to document requirements and genre
2.6. Use language appropriate to the audience

3. Prepare final text
3.1. Review draft text to ensure document objectives are achieved and requirements are met
3.2. Check grammar, spelling and style for accuracy and punctuation
3.3. Ensure draft text is approved by relevant enterprise personnel
3.4. Process text amendments as required

4. Produce document

4.1. Choose basic design elements for documents appropriate to audience and purpose
4.2. Use word processing software to apply basic design elements to text
4.3. Check documents to ensure all requirements are met

Learning Outcomes


The required outcomes described in this unit relate directly to the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

Learners needs and expectations require a focus on individual learner objectives such as:

• communication skills to clarify requirements of documents
• literacy skills to edit and proofread documents; to create documents with a complex, organised structure of linked paragraphs which use simple and complex syntactic structure
• formatting styles and their impact on formatting, readability and appearance of documents
• organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks, and resource conservation techniques
• rules and conventions for written English, as defined by general and specialist dictionaries and books about grammar.

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

You will be assessed by demonstrating the skills required to clarify requirements, create documents with a complex organised structure using correct formatting techniques, edit and proofread.
You may be assessed by:

Course applications Direct/VTAC including detailed Personal statement/personal information statements

Course and career research pathway :

Filling in course application forms Direct/VTAC
Typing, editing, saving personal information/statements for course/employment applications

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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