Course Title: Produce Business Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: COSC5796C

Course Title: Produce Business Documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3133 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Kelly Kajewski

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5470

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff


Caterina Autelitano

Nominal Hours: 80

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 the skills and knowledge required to produce various business documents. It includes the skills and knowledge required to select and use a range of functions on computer applications. Students will gain in depth knowledge and skills utilising Microsoft Publisher.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN306A Produce Business Documents


Design document

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Document production is completed within designated timelines according to organisational requirements

3.2 Documents produced are checked to ensure they meet task requirements for style and layout

3.3 Storage of documents is appropriate and applications are exited without damage to or loss of information

3.4 Manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks are used to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production


Produce document

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Document design is appropriate for the efficient entry of information and maximises the presentation and appearance of information

2.2 Files and records are identified, opened, generated and amended according to task and organisational requirements

2.3 A range of functions are used to ensure consistency of design and layout

2.4 Input devices are operated within designated speed and accuracy requirements


Select and prepare resources

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate technology and software applications are selected and utilised to produce required business documents

1.2 Organisational requirements for information entry, storage, output and quality of presentation are identified prior to design of documentation

1.3 Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will complete a variety of activities and exercises both in class and online. Self-paced manuals will enable students to develop skills using a desktop publishing software package, while online components will enable students to complete activities and exercises at their own pace.

Teaching Schedule

WeekTopics and activitiesAssessment Items

Course Introduction

Design Principles - Introduction to design

Text - Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing
Topic 1 – 5

11Text - Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing
Topic 6 - 9

Consolidation Task 1 & 2
Online assessment 1
New Logo
12Text - Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing
Topic 10 – 12

Consolidation Task 3 & 4
Online assessment 2
Reviewing Design
13Text - Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing
Topic 13 – 15

Consolidation Task 5 & 6
Online assessment 3
Consol Task 5
14Text - Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing

Appendix and workplace scenario
Online assessment 4
Design a Document
15Virtual Enterprise Product Brochure 
16Exam In class exam
17 - 18Review and Feedback Virtual Enterprise Brochure Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Tilde Be Competent in Desktop Publishing – Publisher 2003, The Tilde Publishing Pty Ltd, 2003


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: class exercises, homework, practical project and tests. 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. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course

Learning activities will include class-based activities, discussions, exercises, reading and reflection as well as the completion of online materials to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Online Activities (20%)
Students will complete 4 online activities as outlined in the Teaching Schedule in this document. Exercises must be completed individually, and submitted electronically by the dates outlined in the learning program.

Brochure (30%)
In groups of 2-3 students will create a product brochure for the Business Administration Virtual Enterprise. Students will also create an explanatory document which details how the brochure demonstrates the student’s ability to apply the skills and knowledge as set out in the Evidence Guide.

Exam (50%)
The exam will be an open book practical exercise consolidating skills and theory learnt in class. The exam will focus on the student’s practical ability to demonstrate the skills and knowledge as set out in the Evidence Guide.

Assessment Matrix

ElementOnline activitiesBrochureExam
Select and prepare resourcesüüü
Design documentüüü
Produce document üüü

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