Course Title: Interact with computing technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OFFC5303C

Course Title: Interact with computing technology

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5329 - Diploma of Product Design

Course Contact: Robin Blood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Robin Blood

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers accessing, inputting and storing information used in manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM16008A Interact with computing technology


1. Determine job requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Nature and scope of task requirement are identified.
1.2. Information/data required to be accessed, input or stored is identified.
1.3. Source of information/data is identified.


2. Access information/data

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Access procedures are followed.
2.2. Technology is navigated to find the required information/data.
2.3. Relevant software application menus, functions and commands are used to locate required information/data.
2.4. Information/data is retrieved using organisational procedures.
2.5. Information/data is checked for relevance to job requirements.


3. Input information/data

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Relevant software menus, functions and commands are used to manipulate information/data.
3.2. Information/data is entered, changed, or removed as required.


4. Store information/data

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Data/files are saved following standard procedures prior to exiting the application.
4.2. Data output is produced as required.
4.3. Procedures for shutting down/logging off/exiting computing technology are followed.


5. Access assistance as required

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Appropriate personnel are identified and consulted as required.
5.2. Manuals, online help and other reference materials are identified and used as required.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a CAD room using industry standard resources. You will complete exercises and industry relevant projects. You will also be required to undertake independent study  to complete assignments outside class time.

In class activities may include:
• Presentations and demonstration
• teacher directed group activities/projects with individual input from students 
• class exercises to practice and develop skills
• Analysis/critique of relevant material
• Student presentations with Teacher and Peer feedback and review
• Personal class time to discuss and develop own work for assessment/presentation 

Out of class activities may include:
• practical work on projects
• investigation and research
• preparing of work for presentations
• project work
• independent research
• online research
You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass Content - To complete for each courseLearning elements
1Peeler project All
2 Introduction to course:
  • Learning outcomes - what you are going to learn in this class
  • Learning plan - weekly timetable of classes
  • Assessment criteria - Rubrics
  • Course requirements - expectations of student engagement in learning and assessment
  • Consultation framework - how and when your teacher will give you feedback on how you are going.

 Assesment Taks 1 - Accessing assessment matrix on Blackboard

3 Practice accessing files and documents 1,2,3,4,5
4 Practice accessing files and documents1,2,3,4,5
5 Practice accessing files and documents - Assessment task handed out1,2,3,4,5
6 Practice accessing files and documents1,2,3,4,5
7 Student Assessment - task 2 1,2,3,4,5
8Feedback and review  -1,2,3,4,5
 Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Learning resources include access to studios and computer laboratories and relevant software. You will also be expected to make use of the library resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.


Assessment task            Content/requirements                                            Hand out Date       Due date

1                                          Login and accessing Assessment matrix               Week  2                  Week 2

2                                          Saving documents to student T Drive                      Week  5                  Week 7

Graded assessment applies for courses within the Diploma of Product Design

CHD         Competent with high distinction             80 - 100           Highly developed
CDI           Competent with distinction                    70 - 79            Well developed
CC            Competent with credit                           60 - 69            Developed
CAG         Competent achieved - graded               50 - 59              Sound
NYC         Not Yet Competent
DNS         Did not submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.


Other Information


You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.


RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

Special consideration policy (late submission)

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.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

Please note
While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources and student progression.

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