Course Title: Produce texts from audio transcription

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: OFFC5199C

Course Title: Produce texts from audio transcription

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Maryann McNair

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5464

Course Contact

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 and co-requisites for this competency.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to transcribe from an audio source using keyboarding techniques and to produce accurate texts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM303B Produce texts from audio transcription


1. Prepare for audio transcription

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Prior to commencing the task, identify organisational requirements relating to style, presentation and storage of texts

1.2 Clarify purpose and requirements of the text with the author or supervisor


2. Transcribe from an audio source

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Produce text using keyboarding techniques from an audio transcription with the required accuracy

2.2 Predict the meaning of any unclear speech from the context, or clarify with authors

2.3 Ensure text developed from the audio transcription conveys intended meaning

2.4 Clarify the spelling of names or any technical terms and punctuation to ensure accuracy and clarity of the text

2.5 Produce draft text within designated time lines

2.6 Self-check draft text for accuracy


3. Edit and revise text

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Circulate draft for checking in line with requirements of the organisation or originator of the audio transcription

3.2 Incorporate any amendments and self-check final text for accuracy, grammar and appropriateness for intended purpose and audience

3.3 Format, name, store, print and distribute final text in accordance with organisational and task requirements

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include both theoretical and practical exercises in order to develop the student’s skills in preparing for audio transcription, the transcription of various types of business documents from an audio source and editing and revising the transcribed material.

This course is delivered together with BSBWRT301A Write simple documents and activities for the element - Planning your document will be linked with the activities for BSBADM303B Product texts from audio transcription - Prepare for audio transcription.

Students should note that they will commence transcribing documents from an audio source and editing and revising this text in Week 6.  It is envisaged that by this stage students will have developed basic keyboarding skills to facilitate transcription of pre-recorded materials.

Teaching Schedule

Weekly schedule

Course Guide/Assessment requirements

Prepare for audio transcription


printing credits

Week 1Prepare for audio transcription 
Week 2Prepare for audio transcription 
Week 3Prepare for audio transcription 
Week 4Prepare for audio transcription 
Week 5Prepare for audio transcription 
Week 6Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 7Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 8Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 9 Mid semester break  
Week 9Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 10Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 11Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 12Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 13Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 14Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text  Assessment 1 and 2
Week 15Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 16Transcribe from audio source/Edit and revise text 
Week 17   Assessment 3 and 4
Week 18Review 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

BSBWRT301A Write simple documents, Aspire Learning Resources, July 2008

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 achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods: the development of a range of portfolio documents produced in class, the demonstration of underpinning skills and tests.  Due to the complex nature of this competency, students may be required to demonstrate competency in any element more than once.  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, formative feedback will be provided to students throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students will be given  FOUR (4) practical assessments worth 25% (total= 100%) to be completed in class under supervised conditions.

The practical assessment tasks will require students to demonstrate the skills and knowledge needed to prepare for transcription, transcribing a range of documents from an audio source and editing and revising the transcribed text.

Students should note that Element 2 - Transcribe from an audio source requires students to produce text using keyboarding techniques with the required accuracy.  It is essential that students use correct keyboarding techniques to be deemed competent in this course.

Assessment Matrix

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 an 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 competencty for all elements of competency is not achieved, an overall NN grade will result.

Late Submission of Work or Assessment

Only in cases of exceptional and genuine hardship (not including inconvenience or poor study planning), will limited extensions be considered.  Students must lodge a completed Application of Extension Form before the official submission date for the work or assessment.  Completed applications are to be addressed to the course coordinator and submitted via Reception on Level 13, Building 108.  Documentary evidence should be provided.        Note:  Extensions are not automatically granted.

Employability Skills

This course/competency includes the employablity 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, a mark of NYC (Not Yet Competent) will be given for the course.

Employability skills identified 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  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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