Course Title: Operate a word processing application

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4197

Course Title: Operate a word processing application

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012

Course Contact: Program Administration - Adam Lovell

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4976

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course allows students to correctly operate word processing applications and perform basic operations. Classes will cover the creation and formatting of documents, creating tables and mail merge.
This course is co-delivered with ICAU3126A and ICAB4060A.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAU1129A Operate a word processing application


1.  Create documents

2.  Customise basic settings to meet page layout conventions

3.  Format document

4.  Create tables

5.  Add images

6.  Use mail merge

7.  Print documents

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to operate work-processing applications and perform basic operations including the creation and formatting of documents, creating tables, printing labels and mail merge.

Overview of Assessment

Students are to develop a portfolio of documents, which will include ten (10) examples of their work.