Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: OFFC5196C

Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6141 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact: Robert Sheen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5759

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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. This unit applies to individuals who work in a range of environments and are required to enter text and data with speed and accuracy.            

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy


1. Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit ergonomic requirements of the user

1.2.Ensure work organisation meets organisational and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for computer operation


2. Identify and develop keyboard skills

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Identify and apply keyboard functions for both alpha or numeric keyboard functions

2.2.Apply touch typing technique to complete tasks

2.3.Develop speed and accuracy in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility


3. Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:

3.1.Proofread document carefully to identify errors
3.2.Amend document, ensure errors are corrected and complete a final accuracy check

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Teaching Schedule

This course is one of six (6) courses comprising the “Working in a Legal Environment” (WiLE) segment of this program, the details of which are as follows:


 Practise in a Legal Environment (PILE)


 Undertake Career Planning


 Use Communication to Build Relationships


 Develop Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy


 Produce Complex Legal Documents


 Establish and Maintain a Trust Account

The courses are co-delivered. JUST5751 Practise in a Legal Environment, MKTG 7986C Use communication to build relationships  and JUST 5191C Prepare and produce complex legal documents are also co-assessed. Please refer to the Weekly Schedule and the Assignments tab for more information. (Please note that the weekly schedule is subject to change).



Tutorial (Thurs)







Prepare Complex Legal Docs

Comm. Skills

Speed and Accuracy

Maintain Trust Accounts

Undertake Career Planning


5 Feb

Practice Firm

Legal Ethics

Ongoing  File Work assessment refer file instructions


Ongoing Part B Maintain Trust Account assessment refer file instructions



12 Feb

Practice Firm

Trust/Office Accounts






19 Feb

Practice Firm

Costing a File and Billing a Client


Part A- Safe Work Practises by 23 February 2018


Draft Resume due by midnight 23 February 2018


26 Feb

Practice Firm

Finalise Conveyancing Transactions



Part A Online Quiz 1 due 2 March 2018



5 Mar

Practice Firm

Monthly Reconciliations


Part B-Speed Test 1 on 7 March 2018




12 Mar

Practice Firm

Entering Default Judgments and Affidavits


Part B- Speed Test 2 on 14 March 2018

Part A Online Quiz 2 due midnight 13 Mar 2018



19 Mar

Practice Firm

Briefing a Barrister






26 Mar/5 Apr

Practice Firm

Monthly Reconciliation

(under assessment conditions)

File Work  Assess due 6 April 2018

Team Meeting Assessment due 6 April 2018

Part B- Speed Test 3 on 28 March 2018

Maintain Trust Account Monthly Reconciliation
Statement due
5 April 2018

Maintain Trust Accounts Files  Assess due 6 April 2018





Practical Placement

Staff Meeting

Elevator Pitch








Practical Placement

Staff Meeting

Elevator Pitch






23 Apr

Practical Placement

Staff Meeting

Time Management






30 Apr

Practical Placement

Staff Meeting

Dealing with colleagues




Careers Portfolio due
4 May 2018




Practical Placement

Staff Meeting

Interview Techniques






14 May

Practical Placement

Feedback Interviews






21 May

Practical Placement

Feedback Interviews

Practical Placement Report due 25 May 2018 or 7 days after completion of placement





28 May

Resubmission if required






The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete this course.  This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

In order to demonstrate competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of:

* producing word processed documents
* typing with 98% accuracy assessed under test conditions in line with the current version of AS 2708:2001 Keyboarding speed tests
* knowledge of relevant legislation.

Context for assessment

Assessment must ensure:

* access to office equipment and resources
* access to samples of word processed documents and organisational style guides
* that it is in accordance with the current version of AS 2708:2001 Keyboarding speed tests, which specifies the test material, the equipment, the environment and how to conduct and score the test* access to samples of word processed documents and organisational style guides
* that a speed statement be issued to individuals assessed as competent against the unit.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning effectiveness and final performance in the course.

Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

Assessment Tasks

OFFC 5196C Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Assessment Task- Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy

This assessment requires you to demonstrate an understanding of work safe practices and to complete the Typing Master speed and accuracy online test. Refer to the Assessment document for full details including rubric.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix that maps all the assessment is available on CANVAS.


Other Information

Submission Requirements

 You should:

  •  Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. 
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers.

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for Special Consideration.  Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

More Information:

Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. 

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Grading & re-submissions

Successful re-submissions will contribute a CAG only (Competency Achieved Grading) result to your overall grade for the course.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:


Marking Guide (Competency):

 You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

 You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

Marking Guide (Grading)

 After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:


Final Grades table:




Competent with High Distinction




Competent with Distinction




Competent with Credit




Competency Achieved – Graded




Competency Achieved – Not Graded




Not Yet Competent




Did Not Submit for assessment




Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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