Course Title: Design and produce text documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5941C

Course Title: Design and produce text documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Miranda Bryant

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5470

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 90

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 course covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop predominately text based documents, using advanced features of word processing software and is co-delivered with Develop Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy OFFC5196C.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents


Add tables and other data

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Insert a standard table into a document, changing cells to meet information requirements

3.2 Insert and delete columns and rows as necessary

3.3 Insert images and other data to meet required specifications


Design word processed documents

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of the task

2.2 Design document to enhance readability and appearance, and to meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout

2.3 Use style sheets and automatic functions to ensure consistency of design and layout


Prepare to produce word processed documents

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed

1.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required

1.3 Identify organisational and task requirements for text-based business documents to ensure consistency of style and image


Produce text documents

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use advanced software functions to enable efficient production of documents

4.2 Enter or import, and edit text and other data to meet required specifications

4.3 Preview, adjust and print documents in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4.4 Name and store text documents, in accordance with organisational requirements and exit application without information loss/damage

4.5 Prepare text documents within designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy

4.6 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with document design and production

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based exercises, demonstration and observation in order to develop competency, including the underpinning skills and knowledge required for this competency. The Virtual Enterprise will provide practical experience opportunities to complete the assessment.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning  
Week 1

Course guide



Learning Hub

Virtual Enterprise
(VE) Assessments: note VE assessments(20%) due date will vary - to be negotiated by course teacher. 

Week 2Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy  Text
Week 3Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy  Text
Week 4Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy  Text
Week 5Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy  Text
Week 6

Prepare to produce word processed documents

Underpinning skills

 Original Portfolio 1 due (5%)
Week 7

Prepare to produce word processed documents

Underpinning skills

Week 8

Design word processed documents

Underpinning skills

 Original Portfolio 2 due (5%)
Week 9 - Mid semester break  
Week 10

Design word processed documents

Underpinning skills

Week 11

Add tables and other data

Underpinning skills

Week 12

Add tables and other data

Underpinning skills

Week 13

Produce text documents

Underpinning skills

Week 14 Final Keyboarding Test (20%) 
Week 15 Final Exam (50%) 
Week 16 and 17 Feedback and Review 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBITU303A Design and produce text documents (Microsoft Word 2003), Watsonia Publishing



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular unit of competency to be deemed competent. Students are advised that they will be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: direct questioning combined with review of individual portfolios of evidence, demonstration of techniques, oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of word processing software functions and review of text documents.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment Tasks

Virtual Enterprise Project - due date to be negotiated with course teacher (20%)

Students will produce a portfolio of specific documents while working in the Virtual Enterprise. Refer to the RMIT Learning Hub for project guidelines.

Portfolio of documents - Weeks 6 & 8 (2 x 5%)

These original documents should be produced by the student in class and submitted for assessment on the dates indicated on the portfolio guide.

Final Exam - Week 15 (50%)

The exam will be supervised under test conditions and will comprise of both theory and practical components. The theory aspect will be short answer ’closed’ book and the practical components will be ’open’ book.

Underpinning Skills - Week 14 (20%)

Final demonstration of keyboarding speed and accuracy using correct typing technique.

Please note:

All documents must be printed and submitted to the correct location by the due date as set out by the assessment guidelines. Students are advised to ensure that they have sufficient print credits on their account prior to each assessment.

Assessment Matrix

2 x 5%
Virtual Enterprise Project 
Final Exam
Prepare to produce
word processed documents


Design word
processed documents
Add tables and
other data
Produce text documents



Other Information

A pass in an assessment piece will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where a pass is not achieved in any assessment piece a NYC (Not Yet Competent) grade will be given. Competency MUST be achieved for each element of competency within a competency standard for a pass grade (or higher grade) to be given. Where competency for all elements of competency is not achieved, an overall NN grade will result.

Employability Skills
This course/competency includes the employability skills listed below which are assessable under the Business Services Training Package.

In order to be able to effectively demonstrate the required employability skills during the course, students should participate and aim to attend punctually. Students are required to contribute to 80% plus of the required classes. Please note that employability skills are assessed across the entire program.

Employability skills are a core component of the competency and if a student is unable to effectively demonstrate these skills within the competency, a mark of NYC (Not Yet Competent) will be given for the course.

Employability skills identified for this course are:

  • Planning and organising
  • Self-management
  • Learning
  • Technology

From July 2008 students issued with Training Package qualifications have been informed by their Registered Training Organisation that Employability Skills Summaries for Training Package qualifications can be downloaded from . Registered Training Organisations are required to add the mandatory sentence providing the URL for the Employability Skills Summaries to Training Package to qualification testamurs from 1 January 2009. The Australian Qualification Framework Implementation Handbook has been amended to show this requirement.

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