Course Title: Use technology in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: EMPL5581C

Course Title: Use technology in the workplace

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4169 - Certificate IV in Financial Services (Accounting)

Course Contact : Callie Harvey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5772

Course Contact Email:callie.harvey@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Catherine Han-Lin

+61 3 9925 1336

catherinehan.lin@rmit.edu.au

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit covers using computers and associated devices and office technology to achieve outcomes required in the workplace.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSICGEN302B Use technology in the workplace

Element:

1. Clarify the function that the equipment fulfils
2. Access and enter information from/into the computer
3. Save files/data and produce computer reports as required
4. Use manuals and online help to solve computing problems
5. Undertake routine maintenance of computers and associated devices
6. Use and maintain other workplace equipment

Performance Criteria:

1 Clarify the function that the equipment fulfils:
1. Computing equipment, associated devices and other equipment used in the workplace are identified
2. Functions of the computer equipment, associated devices and other equipment and the outcomes they are used to achieve are determined

4 Use manuals and online help to solve computing problems:
1. Manuals, training notes, or company documentation are used to solve problems
2. Online help is accessed to solve problems

2 Access and enter information from/into the computer:
1. Organizational procedures for accessing computer based equipment are followed.
2. The computer system is navigated to find the required program/file
3. Appropriate software, including custom built software, is selected
4. The program/file is opened and the required data is identified
5. Data is entered, changed or removed as needed
6. Files are checked for accuracy
7. Internet/intranet searching and sending and receiving of emails is undertaken and relevant information or files are saved as required

3 Save files/data and produce computer reports as required:
1. Files/data are saved following standard procedures prior to exiting the computer equipment
2. Reports and document are produced
3. Data and documents are appropriately stored as required


4. Procedures for shutting down computers are followed:
5. Equipment and data is secured as required by the organization’s policies and procedures and/or as required by legislation or regulations and codes of conduct

5 Undertake routine maintenance of computers and associated devices:
1. Routine maintenance tasks are carried out according to manufacturer’s instructions
2. Technical assistance is sought as necessary


6 Use and maintain other workplace equipment:
1. Other equipment is used to achieve workplace outcomes as required
2. Routine maintenance is carried out or organized in line with manufacturer's instructions
3. Consumables for office equipment are used and replaced as required



Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include:

  • practical lab sessions
  • tutorial sessions
  • assignments
  • homework
  • Theory sessions


Teaching Schedule

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course will include all planned activities. This may incorporate face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; wherever possible workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours includes the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.

 

 Week Week commencing  Topic/Learning Activities Assessment Tasks  National Codes
 1 07/02/2011Introduction to course. Skills Gap Analysis, MS ExcelClass exerciseFNSICGEN302B
 2 14/02/2011MS ExcelClass exercise

 FNSICGEN302B

 3 21/02/2011MS ExcelWorksheets
Major Project handed out
 FNSICGEN302B
 4 28/02/2011MS ExcelClass exercise FNSICGEN302B
 5 07/03/2011MS WordClass exerciseFNSICGEN302B
 6

 14/03/2011

Mon: Labour Day PH

MS WordMajor Project (part 1 MS Excel) Due FNSICGEN302B
FNSACCT403B
 7 21/03/2011MS Power PointMajor Project (part 2 MS Word) DueFNSICGEN302B
FNSACCT403B
 8 28/03/2011MS Power PointClass exerciseFNSICGEN302B
 9 04/04/2011Technology MaintenanceMajor Project (part 3 MS Power Point) DueFNSICGEN302B
FNSACCT403B
 10 11/04/2011Use manuals and online help to solve computing problemsClass exerciseFNSICGEN302B
 11 18/04/2011Integration of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Cont.)

Worksheets

FNSICGEN302B

   Mid Semester Easter Break   Wed 21st April  - Thurs 27 th April, 2011
 11 25/04/2011Integration of Word, Excel and PowerPoint (Cont.)WorksheetsFNSICGEN302B
  12 02/05/2011

Review and Feedback

FNSICGEN302B


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Schwalbe, K., Information Technology Project Management, 5th ed., Thomson Course Technology, Boston, Mass, 2007

978-1-4239-01


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

Assessments Possible Maximum % grade allocated
1. Major Project
part 1 MS Excel CA / NYC (30%)
part 2 MS Word CA / NYC (20%)
part 3 MS Power Point CA / NYC (20%)
2. Worksheets CA / NYC (30%)


Assessment Matrix

 

Major Project 
Elementspart 1 MS Excel
CA/NYC (30%)
part 2 MS Word
CA/NYC (20%)
part 3 MS Power Point
CA/NYC (20%)
Worksheets (30%)
1. Clarify the function that the equipment fulfills VV V V
2. Access and enter information from/into the computer  VVV V
3. Save files/data and produce computer reports as required VV V
4. Use manuals and online help to solve computing problems V V VV
 5. Undertake routine maintenance of computers and associated devices     V
 6. Use and maintain other workplace equipment     V

Other Information

Competency and grading requirements:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of each competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
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.

All assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA (Competency Achieved) grade.
Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks.
If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA.
If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
Reassessments will only be granted to students who were either unsuccessful in the first attempt or have an approved special consideration application.

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