Course Title: Write complex documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OFFC5314C

Course Title: Write complex documents

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4379 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Namrita Kaul

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.


It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents


1 Plan documents

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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

Performance Criteria:

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 Incorporate revisions in final copy


4 Produce document

Performance Criteria:

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

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities

Following learning activities will be used:
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• lectures(online)
• online activities
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

The course will be taught entirely online - facilitator led learning activities with access to learning resources 24X7 using "myRMIT".

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Cluster 1: The following table details the process of assessment for this cluster of units:

BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents

BSBRES401 - Analyse and present research information

BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws


Assessment Tasks


Task 1

Forum discussion


Task 2

Online Quiz – Complex Documents (Blackboard)


Task 3

Online Quiz – WHS Law (Safetyline)


Task 4



Assessment Tasks

Following tasks will be used to assess the students:

1. Online Quiz:

2 .Research and Report Writing

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information
• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exam, prac reports, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac reports).
• Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51 or emailing to Program Co-ordinator. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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