Course Title: Produce texts from audio transcription

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 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 class-based discussions, exercises, reading and reflection on various other activities and practical in-class transcribing exercises. Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of this competency to be deemed competent.

Students are required by this unit of comptency to transcribe from an audio source using keyboarding techniques and to produce accurate texts.

Teaching Schedule

PART TIME - Weekly Schedule  
Week 1

Course Guide


What is do we know about transcribing audio files to produce simple documents?

Learning Hub



Week 2  
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Week 7  
Week 8  
Mid-semester break  
Week 9  
Week 10  
Week 11  
Week 12  
Week 13Prepare for audio transcriptionPractical in-class exercises Teacher handouts/Listen exercises from audio files
Week 14Prepare for audio transcription Practical in-class exercises Teacher handouts/Listen exercises from audio files
Week 15Transcribe from an audio sourceAssessment 1 - Part A & B(50%) in-class
Week 16Edit and revise text Practical in-class exercises Teacher handouts/Listen exercises from audio files
Week 17   Assessment 2 - Part A & B(50%) in-class
 Week 18 Feedback and review 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT Learning Hub and transcribe software

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

Assessment 1 - Part A & B (50%) in-class Due Week 15

Assessment 2 - Part A & B (50%) in-class Due Week 17

For both Assessments 1 and 2 which are seperated into two parts, students will transcribe a range of simple business documents from audio files under supervised test conditions in -class. Students will refer to marking criteria sheet available on the Learning Hub.

IMPORTANT: Marks will be deducted for typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. Students are expected to listen to the instructions carefully and review the accuracy of the doucments before submission.

Assessment Matrix

ElementAssessment 1 - Part A & B (50%) in-class Due Week 13Assessment 1 - Part A & B (50%) in-class Due Week 13
Prepare for audio transcriptionYESYES
Transcribe from an audio sourceYESYES
Edit and revise textYESYES

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.

Submission of written work/assessment

All written work or assessments must be lodged by the due date in the format specified for the particular assessment task on the individual marking guidelines. Written assessments must have a footer containing: student name, student number, course code, title of the assessment and the teacher’s name.

All work should be stapled and plastic pockets or plastic binders should not be used.

Attach a signed Assignment Cover Sheet to each submission of written work or assessment. All parts of the Assignment Cover Sheet must be clearly filled out. The Cover Sheets are available near the lifts on Level 13.

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

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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