Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: COSC5884C

Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4114 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Contact : Janet Mc Donald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134

Course Contact Email: janet.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the use of spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce usable complex documents.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM404A Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Element:

Develop a linked spreadsheet solution

Performance Criteria:

Task is analysed and specifications for spreadsheets are determined.

Organisational and task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output, reporting and presentation requirements are identified.

Spreadsheet design utilises software functions and formulae to meet identified requirements.

Spreadsheets are linked in accordance with software procedures.

Cells are formatted and data attributes assigned with relative and/or absolute cell references used in accordance with the task specifications.

Formulae are tested to confirm output meets task requirements.

Element:

Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation

Performance Criteria:

Tasks are evaluated to identify those where automation would increase efficiency.

Macros are created, used and edited to fulfil the requirements of the task and automate spreadsheet operation.

Templates are developed, edited and used to ensure consistency of design and layout for forms and reports in accordance with organisational requirements.

Element:

Represent numerical data in graphic form

Performance Criteria:

Style of graph is determined to meet specified requirements and spreadsheet data is manipulated if necessary to suit graph requirements.

Graphs are created with labels and titles from numberical data contained in a spreadsheet file.

Graph is saved, viewed and printed within designated timelines.

Element:

Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

Workplace furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonimic requirements of the user.

Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation.

Energy and resource conservation techniques are used to minimise wastage in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.

Element:

Use spreadsheets

Performance Criteria:

Data is entered, checked and amended in accordance with organisational and task requirements.

Data is imported/exported between compatible spreadsheets and host documents adjusted in accordance with software and system procedures.

Manuals, user documentation and on-liine help are used to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production.

Spreadsheet is previewed, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements.

Spreadsheet is named and stored, in accordance with organisational requirements and the application exited without data loss/damage.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activites will include class based exercises, demonstrations and observations in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.


Teaching Schedule

 Week beginning Content Requirements
 Week 1 - 9 Feb

Introduction; Course guide and assessments; Chapter 15 - General Computer usage; Required files 
Review - Excel Basics

 
 Week 2 - 16 Feb

 Chapter 1 - Printing Techniques & Practice Exercise 1

Chapter 2 - Charting & Practice Exercise 2

 Text & Printing credits
 Week 3 - 23 Feb

 Chapter 3 - Charting Techniques & Practice Exercise 3

Consolidation Exercise 1

Chapter 4 - Logical Functions

 Text
 Week 4 - 2 Mar

 Assessment

Chapter 4 - Logical Functions & Practice Exercise 4

Chapter 5 - Maths Functions

 Text & Printing Credits
 Week 5 - 9 Mar

 Chapter 5 - Maths Functions & Practice Exercise 5

Chapter 6 - Statistical Functions

 Text
 Week 6 - 16 Mar

 Chapter 6 - Statistical Functions & Practice Exercise 6

Consolidation Exercise 2

Chapter 7 - Financial Functions

 Text
 Week 7 - 23 Mar

 Chapter 7 - Financial Functions & Practice Exercise 7

Chapter 8 - Date & Time Functions & Practice Exercise 8

 Text
 Week 8 - 30 Mar

 Chapter 9 - Lookup functions & Practice Exercise 9

Consolidation Exercise 3

 Text
 Week 9 - 6 April

 Chapter 10 - Linking Workbooks & Practice Exercise 10

Chapter 11 - Templates & Practice Exercise 11

 Text
  Mid Semester Break 9 to 15 April 
 Week 10 - 20 April

 Chapter 12 - Importing & Exporting & Practice Exercise 12

Consolidation Exercise 4

 Text
 Week 11 - 27 April Chapter 13 - Recorded Macros & Practice Exercise 13 Text
 Week 12 - 4 May

 Chapter 14 - Recorder Workshop & Practice Exercise 14

Consoldiation Exercise 5

 Text
 Week 13 - 11 May Assessment Text & Printing credits
 Week 14 - 18 May Integrated Assignment Task 1-2 Text
 Week 15 - 25 May Integrated Assignment Task 3-4 Text
 Week 16 - 1 June Final Assessment Text & Printing credits
 Week 17 - 8 June Special Consideration Assessments Text & Printing credits
 Week 18 - 15 June Review & Feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBADM404A Develop & Use Compex Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2003, Learning Guide & Study Guides,  Watsonia Publishing

1740078756


References


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 discussions, exercises, reading and reflection on various activities, in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.


Assessment Tasks

Week 4 - Assessment of element of competency - Represent numerical data in graphic form (10%)

Students will complete a number of documents which focus on both the practical and theory component of developing and using complex spreadsheets. The assessment will be run under test conditions and is open book.

Week 13 - Assessment of element of competency - Develop a linked spreadsheet solution, Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation, Use spreadsheets and Use safe work practices (40%)

Students will complete a number of documents which focus on both the practical and theory component of developing and using complex spreadsheets. The assessment will be run under test conditions and is open book.

Week 16 - Assessment of all elements of competency (50%)

Students will complete a number of documents which focus on the practical component of developing and using complex spreadsheets. The asessment is open book and will be run under test conditions.


Assessment Matrix

CompetencyWeek 4Week 13Week 16
Use safe work practices YesYes
Develop a linked spreadsheet solution YesYes
Automate & Standardise spreadsheet operation YesYes
Use spreadsheets YesYes
Represent numberical data in graphic formYesYesYes

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