Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OFFC5196C

Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Inna Kazakevich


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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop keyboard skills with speed and accuracy using touch typing techniques. On successful completion of this unit, individuals must be assessed in accordance with the current version of AS 2708: 2001 and issued with a speed statement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy


1. Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:



2. Identify and develop keyboard skills

Performance Criteria:



3. Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will complete practical exercises in class to help build their speed and accuracy whilst meeting occupational health and safety guidelines.

Teaching Schedule


Delivery schedule

There is no weekly teaching schedule for delivery of course content as the purpose of this offering is to provide you with the necessary support required to assist you to satisfactorily complete the required assessments.

This is a course offering designed for ‘repeating students’ (i.e. those students who have previously enrolled in this course, but who have not satisfactorily completed all of the assessment requirements for this course). It is not intended that the course content be re-taught (or taught for the first time) and so the course will comprise a series of scheduled, facilitated workshops (if enrolment numbers are sufficient) or, where enrolment numbers don’t warrant the use of workshops, a mentoring system whereby you will engage with your course teacher at a mutually agreed time to receive the same kind of support that might otherwise have been provided in a facilitated workshop.

At any rate, the focus of the workshops or mentoring arrangements is the preparation for, and undertaking of, whatever assessments are need to complete the requirements of this course.


(1) Your class teacher will confirm the schedule of workshops (where applicable).

(2) If you have enrolled in this course with the belief or understanding that you would receive regular, classroom content teaching, then you are advised to withdraw from this course prior to census date, unless you now wish to accept the proposed mode of delivery for repeating classes as described earlier in this section.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Dobson, A. Touch Typing in 10 hours, Oxford UK, 2009

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of outcomes of keyboarding speed tests
• review of documents for accuracy
• demonstration of techniques.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – To be advised – Co-assessed with JUST 5176C
This assessment consists of short answer questions relating to ergonomic requirements, work organisation strategies and energy and resource conservation techniques and relevant legislation.

Assessment 2 – Keyboarding progress logbook - To be advised - Co-assessed with JUST 5176C
You will be assessed on the accuracy of the assessment documents created for JUST5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents, 98% accuracy is required to be deemed competent.
You should complete the keyboarding progress logbook each week and submit to this to your course teacher as instructed.

Assessment Task 3 - Typing Test - To be advised
You will be given five opportunities to show competency for these two elements, completing five-minute speed test using Typing Master in class - 98% of accuracy and typing speed not less than 30 wpm should be achieved.
You will be observed by the assessor whilst completing the speed tests to ensure you use safe work practices.

To pass this course you must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Submission requirements

You should:
Ensure that you attend class when assessments are being held. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances or you are unable to attend, you should consider applying for Special Consideration.
To pass this course student must satisfactorily complete and pass each assessment.

Marking Guide

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the standard of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading according to the following criteria:
1. Level of Independence, Initiative, Enterprise and Performance of Work Task
 Works to safely complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements.
 Performance conforms to all industry standards and can adapt to new situations.
2. Demonstrated Breadth of Underpinning Knowledge and a Willingness to Continue Learning
 Demonstrates an understanding of key concepts and underpinning knowledge of the set task and is able to learn while working.
 Applies these understandings in task performance.
3. Techniques & Processes, Technology Skills and Problem Solving
 Performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by industry, including correct use of equipment and technology.
 Demonstrating an ability to solve simple problems while following processes.
4. Work Organisation, Planning and Self-Management
 Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation, while clearly articulating the different stages in planning and managing own time.
 Applies sound planning and organisation skills in the performance of a task.
5. Communication, People Networking, Language and Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
 Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the workplace.
 The ability to proofread and edit work prior to submission.
 Able to follow complex instructions both written and oral.

Final Grades

DNS - Did Not Submit for assessment
Fail NYC - Not Yet Competent
Pass CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
Credit CC - Competent with Credit
CDI - Competent with Distinction
High Distinction
CHD - Competent with High Distinction

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