Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MATH5306C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4213 - Certificate IV in Textile Technology and Production

Course Contact : Rafael Beltran

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9179

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the basic skills and knowledge in using computer programs such as Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint & Illustrator and how they are used in various textile processes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM12024A Perform computations


1. Determine work requirement
2. Perform calculations
3. Produce charts and graphs from given information

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Required outcomes are established from job instructions.
1.2 Data is obtained from relevant sources and interpreted correctly.
1.3 Required calculation method is determined to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae.
1.4 Expected results are estimated, including rounding off, as appropriate.
2.1 Calculation method is applied correctly.
2.2 Correct answer is obtained.
2.3 Answer is checked against estimation.
3.1 Data is transposed accurately to produce charts or graphs.
3.2 Charts or graphs accurately reflect data on which they are based.


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning consisting of classroom activities and practical workshops.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Session – Topic Element
Performance Criteria
Assessment Tasks
9 February 09 Introduction
Excel Menus & Functions
What Excel does
16 February 09 Create Excel Worksheet1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 
23 February 09 Format Excel Worksheet1.2 1.3 1.4Task 1
2 March 09 Excel Charts 2.1 .2.2 2.3Task 2
9 MarchExcel Formulas
2.1 .2.2 2.3 
16 March 09 Excel Formulas2.1 .2.2 2.3 
23 March 09 Excel Formulas3.1 3.2Task 3
30 March 09 Excel Quiz3.1 3.2Task 4
6 April 09 Easter Holidays  
13 April 09Easter Holidays  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Textiles, Tenth Edition. Sara J. Kadolph 677. K116 10th ed.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students will study fibres and yarns in tutorials, practical experimentation and through prescribed exercises and assessment work.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 Construct a bar graph using Excel 20%
Task 2 Construct a pie chart using Excel 20%
Task 3 Create a count conversion chart 30%
Task 4 Excel Quiz 30%

Assessment Matrix

Elements Observation Test on Formulas Test on Charts Group discussion
1. Determine work requirementYes--Yes
2. Perform calculationsYesYes-Yes
3. Produce charts and graphs from given informationYesYesYesYes

Other Information

Teaching Schedule: (Cluster units) LMTGN2009B

Other Information Additional Information
1. You are responsible for attending all classes on time. RMIT encourages students to attend all scheduled classes to optimise academic success.
2. It is your responsibility to contact the teacher about your results for all assessment tasks for this course. Contact may be made in person, telephone or e-mail.
3. It is your responsibility to save a copy of all work submitted. If you do not have a copy of your work there is no evidence that it ever existed.
4. You are responsible for making electronic backup copies of your work. Use USB memory sticks, save to e-mail or Home drive. Failure to save work demonstrates a lack of computer competency.
5. You are responsible for fully documenting your work. Put your name on all work that you submit, and storage media.
6. You are responsible for submitting assessed work. Do not arrange for others to submit your work, it may not be submitted correctly.
7. It is your responsibility to know when and where your work is to be electronically submitted. If you are not sure you must ask your teacher.
8. You are responsible for keeping any e-mail communication. Using e-mail is evidence of communication.
9. You are responsible for keeping a record of your results for all assessments.
10. If you are absent for any assessments you are responsible for contacting the teacher immediately on return to university. If you intend to complete the missed assessment you are required to complete the Special Consideration form and attach medical certificates. You do not automatically have the right to substitute assessment.
11. Failure to pass or complete assessment tasks may result in you failing this course. You do not automatically have the right to substitute assessment. You do not automatically receive a pass for this course.
12. You are responsible for knowing when you have assignments and assessed tasks. If you are unsure read the week-by-week planner for the course or ask your teacher.
13. If you do not understand your obligations and responsibilities you must discuss this personally with your teacher. Ignorance is not an excuse.

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