Course Title: Design and produce text documents
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: OFFC5305C
Course Title: Design and produce text documents
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3310 - Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)
Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Jane Saunders 94.3.16 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 90
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop predominantly text based documents using advanced features of word processing software.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents
1 Prepare to produce word processed documents
1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed
2 Design word processed documents
2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
3 Add tables and other data
3.1 Insert a standard table into a document, changing cells to meet information requirements
4 Produce text documents
4.1 Use advanced software functions to enable efficient production of documents
Successful completion of this unit will provide knowledge of:
- terminology related to computer functions including verbal instructions
- spoken and written language related to word processed documents
- Preparation and design of word processed documents
- Use of tables and data
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.
14th July - 18th July,2014 Induction Week
14th July - 14th November, 2014
Melbourne Cup Day 4th November, 2014
Mid Semester break
29th September - 3rd October, 2014
This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with VU21500 Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study
|Week||BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents||
OH & S
|E1||E1, E2, E3|
Assessment of student’s word processing skills
|E1, E2, E3, E4||E1, E2|
Designing a text document
Documents used in further study
|E1, E2, E4||E4, E5|
|4||Formatting a text document||E1, E2||E2, E5|
|5||Formatting a text document||E1, E2||E2, E5|
|6||Structure and layout||E1||E2, E5|
|8||Consistency of design and layout||E1||E4, E5|
|9||Revision of last 7 weeks||E1, E2||E3, E4, E5|
COMPUTER ASSESSMENT TASK
INSTRUCTIONS AND TEXT DOCUMENT
|E1, E2||E1, E2|
|11||Adding tables and other data to text documents||E1, E2, E3||E2, E3|
|12||Complex Tables||E1, E2, E3||E2, E3|
|E1, E2||E4, E5|
|14||Advanced software functions||E1, E2||E4, E5|
|15||Participate in an informal group discussion of preparation for assessment||E1, E2||E4, E5|
|16||COMPUTER ASSESSMENT TASK - PRODUCE A TEXT DOCUMEMT||E1, E2, E3, E4,||E1, E2, E3, E4, E5|
|17||RESULTS AND END OF COURSE|
**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.
Your program is made up of:
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Exit review
All students will be inducted. The induction includes:
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session
TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT
There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:
• English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones with microphone (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
Overview of Assessment
This course is part of a full-time integrated program. 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.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, 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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1
Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.
TASK DUE WEEK 10 - INSTRUCTIONS AND TEXT DOCUMENT
TASK DUE WEEK 16 - PRODUCE A TEXT DOCUMENT
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.
You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT
Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Student program policy www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress
Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
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