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:,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Saunders 94.3.16

Nominal Hours: 90

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

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

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed
1.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required
1.3 Identify organisational and task requirements for text-based business documents to ensure consistency of style and image


2 Design word processed documents

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
2.2 Design document to enhance readability and appearance, and to meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout
2.3 Use style sheets and automatic functions to ensure consistency of design and layout


3 Add tables and other data

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Insert a standard table into a document, changing cells to meet information requirements
3.2 Insert and delete columns and rows as necessary
3.3 Insert images and other data to meet required specifications


4 Produce text documents

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use advanced software functions to enable efficient production of documents
4.2 Enter or import, and edit text and other data to meet required specifications
4.3 Preview, adjust and print documents in accordance with organisational and task requirements
4.4 Name and store text documents, in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without information loss/damage
4.5 Prepare text documents within designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy
4.6 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with document design and production

Learning Outcomes

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.

Teaching Schedule

Program dates

14th July - 18th July,2014 Induction Week

14th July - 14th November, 2014
Public Holiday
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

Teaching Schedule

Week BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents








Verbal instructions

OH & S

E1 E1, E2, E3

Assessment of student’s word processing skills

Giving Instructions

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

Automatic functions

Group work 

E1  E5
8 Consistency of design and layout E1 E4, E5
9 Revision of last 7 weeks E1, E2  E3, E4, E5



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

Group work




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

**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:
• Orientation
• 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

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


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)
• Thesaurus
• 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 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:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

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.



Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

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.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy

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

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

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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