Course Title: Write complex documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4222

Course Title: Write complex documents

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: John Fowler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5666

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onward your class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRT401A Write complex documents


1. Plan documents

2. Draft text

3. Prepare final text

4. Produce document

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of structure and content of documents
• review of draft documents
• review of final documents
• demonstration of techniques
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of word processing software functions.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit are as follows

Evidence of the following is essential:
• production of documents
• editing draft text to ensure accuracy and clarity of information
• knowledge of enterprise style guide/house style.

There will be three assessments which will address the four elements