Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OFFC5331C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Accelersted Coordinator: Michele Meister

Dusko Lapcevic

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 describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR204 Use business technology


1. Select and use technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select appropriate technology and software applications to achieve requirements of the task
1.2 Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user’s ergonomic requirements
1.3 Use technology according to organisational requirements and in a way that promotes a safe work environment


2. Process and organise data

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, open, generate or amend files and records according to task and organisational requirements
2.2 Operate input devices according to organisational requirements
2.3 Store data appropriately and exit applications without damage to or loss of, data
2.4 Use manuals, training booklets and/or online help or helpdesks to overcome basic difficulties with applications


3. Maintain technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements
3.2 Carry out and/or arrange routine maintenance to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements
3.3 Identify equipment faults accurately and take action in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or report fault to designated person

Learning Outcomes

Evidence of the ability to:

  • select and use technology safely and according to organisational requirements
  • access, retrieve and store required data
  • demonstrate basic maintenance on a range of equipment using manuals or help-files
  • identify and address faults according to requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

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

NOTE: This unit is clustered with VART6470C  Create visual design components. Both units will be both taught together, but assessed on separate criteria.
In Class Activities will include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises
Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
• Self directed online tutorials

Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach;
self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently,  either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a teacher.

Teaching Schedule

WeekContent Due Date Learning ElementsContent Due Date Learning Elements
1Orientation Mind Map Introduction to Photoshop Briefing task 1Task 1 due Week 3 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3General computer skills incl. email, network, remote accessTask 1 due Week 31.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
2Briefing Tasks 2 Photoshop techniques 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3Scanning, cleaning up scans 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
3Photoshop Techniques Mood Board InDesignTask 1 due1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3Submitting files to Blackboard 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
4Photoshop & InDesign Techniques 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2Photoshop & InDesign Techniques 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
5Photoshop Techniques – perspective & elevations 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2Photoshop Techniques – perspective & elevations 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
6InDesign 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2InDesign 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
7Photoshop & Indesign & SketchUp 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2Photoshop & Indesign & SketchUp 1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3
8final classtask 2 due1.1-1.3 2.1-2.3 3.1-3.6 4.1-4.3 5.1-5.2 task 2 due1.1-1.3 2.1-2.4 3.1-3.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self-directed work. It is highly recommended that your computer can run the Windows operating system (BootCamp or Parallels on Mac OS allows you to do  this).

 Software - Photoshop & InDesign is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop. It is encouraged that students either purchase a copy or organise easy access to the software for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200 per annum.

Software - Microsoft Excel is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop

SketchUp – a free student version of this program can be downloaded. A full featured version can be access at  RMIT.

Online software tutorials - RMIT student have free access to – a very comprehensive and well respected library of online video  tutorials. Every student should become familiar with this resource as it is essential for design professionals. Access via the RMIT Library page.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the industry capability – workplace effectiveness field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • electronic files and data
  • workplace documentation and equipment manuals
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

 Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Concept Development - due week 3
Task 2: Developed Concept - due week 8

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the Learning Management Service / MyRMIT

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you
attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - 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.
Student feedback at RMIT:
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Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
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Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
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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.
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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
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