Course Title: Operate spreadsheet applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OFFC5323C

Course Title: Operate spreadsheet applications

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4386 - Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Thomas

+61 3 9925 2000

Nominal Hours: 30

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 describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet applications, including creating spreadsheets, formatting data, incorporating charts and objects, and printing spreadsheets.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTICT105 Operate spreadsheet applications


1. Create spreadsheets

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Open the spreadsheet application, create spreadsheet files and enter numbers, text and symbols into cells according to information requirements 1.2 Enter simple formulas and functions using cell referencing when required 1.3 Correct formulas when error messages occur 1.4 Use a range of common tools during spreadsheet development 1.5 Edit columns and rows within the spreadsheet 1.6 Use the auto-fill function to increment data where required 1.7 Save the spreadsheet to a folder on a storage device


2. Customise basic settings

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Adjust page layout to meet user requirements or special needs 2.2 Open and view different toolbars 2.3 Change font settings so they are appropriate for the document purpose 2.4 Change alignment options and line spacing according to spreadsheet formatting features 2.5 Format cell to display different styles as required 2.6 Modify margin sizes to suit the purpose of the spreadsheets 2.7 View multiple spreadsheets concurrently


3. Format spreadsheet

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use formatting features as required 3.2 Copy selected formatting features from another cell in the spreadsheet or from another active spreadsheet 3.3 Use formatting tools as required within the spreadsheet 3.4 Align information in a selected cell as required 3.5 Insert headers and footers using formatting features 3.6 Save spreadsheet as another file type 3.7 Save to storage device and close spreadsheet


4. Incorporate object and chart in spreadsheet

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Import an object into an active spreadsheet. 4.2 Manipulate imported object by using formatting features 4.3 Create a chart using selected data in the spreadsheet 4.4 Display selected data in a different chart 4.5 Modify chart using formatting features


5. Print spreadsheet

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Preview spreadsheet in print preview mode 5.2 Select basic printer options 5.3 Print spreadsheet or selected part of spreadsheet 5.4 Submit the spreadsheet to appropriate person for approval or feedback

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Class activities -

Teaching Schedule

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Most of the material will be found on Blackboard. for Excel videos.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include in class activities, assignments, on line activities and tests

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Summary is outlined below
Assignment 1 (week 3)
Assignment 2 (week 6)
Final assessment (week 10)
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
Assessments will take place throughout the course.
All assignments will be completed during class times.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given class activities to assist you with your assignments.

Assessment Matrix

To successfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

Other Information

Assessment information:

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment


  • APPLICATION FOR 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 online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (
  • Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or 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 online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of the assessment.
  • 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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