Course Title: Interact with computing technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: COSC5319C

Course Title: Interact with computing technology

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Burns
Contact No: 99254604
Location: 057.05.20C

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

2 Access information/data

3 Input information/data

4 Store information/data

5 Access assistance as required

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.

2.1. 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.

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

4.1. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The purpose of this course is to provide competency based training in accessing, inputting and storing information used in aerospace, manufacturing, engineering or related environments, using computing technology. Learning activities will include:
• ability to enter or retrieve data using appropriate software applications
• reading, interpreting and following information on written job instructions, specifications, standard operating procedures, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
• planning and sequencing operations
• checking and clarifying task-related information
• using numerical operations within the scope of this unit


Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - Introduction, OH&S. Basic search skills
Week 2 – Advances search skills
Week 3 - Basic Word skills
Week 4 – Introduction basic Excel skills
Week 5 – Excel skills (cont)
Week 6 – Excel information management skills
Week 7 – Excel Charting data
Week 8 – Using Find command in files
Week 9 – Assignment work
Week 10- Revision (Assignment due)
Week 11 - Revision
Week 12 - Test
Week 13 - Exercises
Week 14 – Feedback/review
Week 15 - Test resits/assignment resubmits

Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment dates are subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Microsoft Office Professional

Other Resources

Computer operating software - Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), Blackboard and Internet Explorer
Access to RMIT Email and Internet.

Overview of Assessment

Students are required to pass each of the following assessment tasks to complete this unit.
Assessment Task 1 - Assignment 1
Assessment Task 2 - Assignment 2

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

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit

Assessment Tasks

Overview of Assessment
Assessment Tasks 2 assessments:
1st - Assignment (weighting 50%) Week 10
2nd - Test (weighting 50%): week 12

Only the above assessments contribute to the final result for this course.

Assessment Matrix

Competency and Grading Information

Competency requirements:

To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily demonstrate competence in all elements listed above. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they will be asked to demonstrate their competence per class observation, student assignments and tests which will be used to assess their competence.

All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CA (Competency Achieved) grade. Only if Competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices below:
CHD: Competent with High Distinction
CDI: Competent with Distinction
CC: Competent with Credit
CAG: Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix:

Assessment task and element(s)
Assessment 1: Assignment [Elements 1-5] Weighting 50%
Assessment 2: Test [Elements 1-5] Weighting 50%

Other Information

Course Information
Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the out of classroom activities during the non-classroom time.
Study and learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students. Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:
• assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development
Please refer to to find more information about Study and learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.
Please refer to to find more information about the services offered by the Disability Liaison Unit.

Extensions (up to 7 days):
Students requiring extensions of up to 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
Refer to the following address for details:

Missed tests/exams or extensions of more than 7 days [Special Consideration]
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) and who meet the criteria for Special Consideration must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
NB: Assignments submitted late without an approved extension/application for Special Consideration will not be assessed and/or marked.
If you miss an Exam/test and you meet the criteria for Special Consideration you must apply for same within 48 hours of the missed assessment.
Refer to the following address for details:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Refer to the following address for details:
Other Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly (daily recommended) check your RMIT emails.

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