Course Title: Use standard office computer software for technical applications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5232 Diploma of Engineering Drafting

Course Title: Use standard office computer software for technical applications

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to operate a stand-alone or networked personal computer in a range of standard applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, text editor, scanning and use of the internet. It also covers a standard operating system.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX150B Use standard office computer software for technical applications


• Recognise the main features of different types of computer workstations (stand alone), and network systems and their relevance
• Operate a computer system, use operating system commands, and observe recognized safe and legal practices
• Prepare text files for computer management applications.
• Identify common applications of computers in the wider industry, and the type of hardware, software and skills needed for each of these
• Use a word processor
• Use spreadsheet software
• Use database software
• Use the internet

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills.  To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction