Course Title: Produce complex desktop published documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5314 Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing

Course Title: Produce complex desktop published documents

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016,
Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-4815

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to design and produce complex, desktop published documents.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU404A Produce complex desktop published documents


1. Prepare to produce desktop published documents

2. Design desktop published documents

3. Create desktop published documents

4. Finalise desktop published documents

5. Produce desktop published documents

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to apply current document design and layout principles and use industry standard software to produce complex desktop published documents.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • participation in written exercises, in class and online
  • research activities
  • the application of learned skills, formats  and insights to your writing tasks.