Course Title: Design and develop complex text documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COSC5945C

Course Title: Design and develop complex text documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 03 9925 5469

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 100

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop business documents using complex technical features of word processing software.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU401A Design and develop complex text documents


Add complex tables and other data

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Insert a standard table into document, changing cells to meet information requirements

3.2 Format rows and columns as required

3.3 Insert images and other data, formatting as required


Produce documents

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use complex operations in the development of documents, to achieve required results

4.2 Preview, adjust and print documents in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4.3 Name and store documents in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without information loss/damage

4.4 Prepare documents within designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy


Design complex documents

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of the task

2.2 Design document to enhance readability and appearance, and to meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout

2.3 Use complex software functions to enable efficient manipulation of information and other material, and ensure consistency of design and layout

2.4 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with document design and production


Prepare to produce word processed documents

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed

1.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required

1.3 Identify organisational requirements for text-based business documents to ensure consistency of style and image

1.4 Evaluate complex technical functions of the software for their usefulness in fulfilling the requirements of the task

1.5 Match document requirements with software functions to provide efficient production of documents

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based exercises, demonstration and observation in order to develop competency, including the underpinning skills and knowledge required for this unit. Students will have access to the Virtual Enterprise (simulated business office environment) to put into practice the advanced word processing skills in context with available resources.

Teaching Schedule

Mid-semester break 21 - 27 April 2011 Elements in this unit addressed each week 
WEEK CONTENTBSBITU401A Design & develop complex text documentsASSESSMENTS

Overview of course



OHS Procedures

3Office Procedures1.2 - 1.5 

Theory class online

Layout concepts and tools for consistency


1.1 - 1.5

2.1, 2.2


Fonts and effects, graphics, linked text boxes, newspaper columns and automatic hyphenation

1.1 - 1.5

Portfolio: Section One - Practice Assessment

Using Manuals

Bullets and numbering, macros, tables and mathematical functions

1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4

7File management, fields, hyperlinks, linking and embedding, mail merge and advanced options1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
Portfolio: Section Two - Practice Assessment
8File management, fields, hyperlinks, linking and embedding, mail merge and advanced options1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
9Templates, styles, headers and footers, sections and forms1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
Portfolio: Section Three - Practice Assessment
10Table of contents, indexes, outlines, master documents and tracking changes1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
11Complex document proofreading exercises1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
Portfolio: Section Four - Practice Assessment
12Knoweldge check: OHS and standard office procedures1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4

Portfolio catch up class, work on outstanding items

1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
Portfolio: Section Five - Practice Assessment

Theory class online


Attend Diploma Conference

1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4
15Finalise portfolio1.1 - 1.5


4.1 - 4.4

Collated Portfolio of Evidence

Review, proofread and submit

16Course Review and Feedback1 - 4 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Design & develop complex text documents – for Word 2010 BSBITU401A By Cheryl Price & Julia Wix, Software Publications, 2009 Edition.



Dobson, A. Touch Typing in 10 hours, Oxford UK, 2009


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular unit of competency to be deemed competent. Students are advised that they will be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: direct questioning combined with review of documents with complex design, demonstration of techniques, oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of word processing software functions.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment Tasks

Refer to relevant marking criteria forms

Portfolio of Evidence
Students will complete set exercises from the textbook to develop the required skills for this unit, and submit a portfolio of evidence to a personal weekly journal on myRMIT Studies in the weeks indicated. The class teacher will observe the production of complex documents and all portfolio items must be completed during scheduled class time.

The portfolio items will be submitted progressively over the semester for assessment and feedback, in week 15 all portfolio documents are to be checked and reviewed and submitted to the Assignment Box on the level 13.

N.B: Students, who have been granted special consideration or are required to resubmit, will be able to submit/sit their assessment by arrangement with the class teacher during the scheduled class time in weeks 17 or 18.

Assessment Matrix


ElementPortfolio of Evidence (submitted progressively)
 Section One - Practice AssessmentSection Two - Practice AssessmentSection Three - Practice AssessmentSection Four - Practice AssessmentSection Five - Practice Assessment
1. Prepare to produce word processed documentsxxxxx
2. Design complex documentsxxxxx
3. Add complex tables and other dataxx xx
4. Produce documentsxxxxx


Competency Achieved with High DistinctionCompetency Achieved with DistinctionCompetency Achieved with CreditCompetency Achieved with PassDid Not Submit/Not Yet Competent

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