Course Title: Create and use databases
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2009
Course Code: COSC5943C
Course Title: Create and use databases
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration
Course Contact : Janet McDonald
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255134
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 30
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
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.
This course covers the use of database software to create simple two table relational databases with reports and queries, for the storage and retrieval of infomation in a business environment.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBITU301A Create and use databases
Create a simple database.
Design a simple relational database, with at least two tables, using a database application, basic design principles, software functions and simple formulae.
Develop a table with fields and attributes according to database usage, as well as data considerations and user requirements.
Create a primary key for each table.
Modify table layout and field attributes as required.
Create a relationship between the two tables.
Check and amend data entered, in accordance with organisational and task requirements.
Create reports and queries.
Determine information output, database tables to be used and report layout to meet task requirements.
Determine data groupings, search and sort criteria to meet task requirements.
Run reports and queries to check that results and formulae provide the required data.
Modify reports to include or exclude additional requirements.
Ensure data input meets designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy.
Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with database design and production.
Preview, adjust and print database reports or forms in accordance with organisational and task requirements.
Name and store databases, in accordance with organisational requirements, and exit application without data loss or damage.
Prepare and distribute reports to appropriate person in a suitable format.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities will include class-based exercises, demonstrations and observations in order to develop competency, including the underpinning skills and knowledge.
|Week 1 - 9 Feb||
Course Guide & Assessments; Office Procedures & Occupational Health and Safety
|Week 2 - 16 Feb||Office Procedures; Occupational Health and Safety & What is a database?||Text|
|Week 10 - 20 Apr||Section 1- Database Theory, Entering Simple Data, Field Types||Text|
|Week 11 - 27 Apr||Section 2 - Using a Database Form, Creating a Query, Creating a Report||Text|
|Week 12 - 4 May||Section 2 - Using a Database Form, Creating a Query, Creating a Report; Assessment||Text & Printing credits|
|Week 13 - 11 May||Section 3 - Creating a Database, Tables and Fields, Creating and Modifying a Form||Text|
|Week 14 - 18 May||Section 3 - Creating a Database, Tables and Fields, Creating and Modifying a Form & Section 4 - Queries and Reports||Text|
|Week 15 - 25 May||Section 4 - Queries and Reports & Assessment||Text & Printing credits|
|Week 16 - 1 Jun||Review||Text|
|Week 17 - 8 Jun||Final assessment|
|Week 18 - 15 June||Special Consideration||Text & Printing credits|
Cheryl Price & Julia Wix, Create and use databases Access 2003, BSBITU301A, Software Publications
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods such as class exercises, practical projects 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 discussions, exercises, reading and reflection in order to develop competency including underpinning skills and knowledge.
Students will complete a number of documents which focus on both the practical and theory component of developing and using a database, including employability skills. The assessments will be held in class as indicated on the Teaching Schedule, are open book and are to be completed individually.
|Element of Competency||Week 12||Week 15||Week 17|
|Create a simple database||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Create reports and queries||Yes||Yes|
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 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 identifed for this course are:
Planning and organising
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 http://employabilityskills.training.com.au. Registered Training Organisations are required to add the mandatory sentence providing the URL for the Employability Skills Summaries to Training package and qualification testamurs from 1 January 2009. The Australian Qualification Framework Implementation Handbook has been amended to show this requirement.
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