Course Title: Design and develop complex text documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Full Time Students
Miranda Bryant is your teacher for class 1 on Mondays refer details above.
Hazel Sims is your teacher for class 2 on Tuesdays, hazel.sims@rmit.edu.au +61 3 9925 1316

Part Time/Flexible Delivery Students
Janet McDonald class will be delivered flexibily online through myRMIT Studies, janet.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au +61 3 9925 5134

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

None

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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

Element:

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


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 29 Aug - 2 Sep 2011 

Elements in this unit addressed each week

PART TIME STUDENTS ONLINE WEEKS 2 - 16

 
WEEK CONTENTBSBITU401A Design & develop complex text documentsASSESSMENTS
1


Overview of course

Assessments

Full Time Tuesday Class ONLINE

PART TIME face-to-face induction, refer to teacher’s email. 
2

Chapter 13 - General Computer Operation

OH&S

Chapter 1 Document Design Tools

Full Time Tuesday Class ONLINE

1.1 - 1.5

2.1, 2.2

4.3, 4.4

 
3Chapter 1 Document Design Tools 1.1 - 1.5

2.1, 2.2

4.3, 4.4
Submit: Templates Practice Exercise
4Chapter 2 Table Features

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.2, 2.3

3.1, 3.2 

4.4

Submit: Table Features Practice Exercise
5Chapter 3 Section Breaks

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.2, 2.3

3.1, 3.2

4.1, 4.4

Submit: Section Breaks Practice Exercise
6Chapter 4 Drawing and Illustrating

Full Time Tuesday Class ONLINE

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.2, 2.3

3.3

4.4

Submit: SmartArt Practice Exercise
7Chapter 5 Importing

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.3

4.4

Submit: Importing Practice Exercise
8

Chapter 6 Master Documents

Establish draft template of VE/Workplace Assessment Scenario Report style. Teacher to review format and standard.

1.2, 1.4,1.5

2.3

4.4

Submit: Master Documents Practice Exercise
9Chapter 8 Mail Merge Techniques

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.3

4.4

Submit: Merging Techniques Practice Exercise
10Chapter 10 Fields

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.3

4.1, 4.4

Submit: Fields Practice Exercise
11Chapter 11 Electronic Forms

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

4.1, 4.4

Submit: Electronic Forms Practice Exercise
12

Chapter 7 Longer Documents

Work on VE/Workplace Assessment Scenario Report

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

2.3

4.4

Submit: Macros Practice Exercise
13

Chapter 9 Printing Features

Full Time Tuesday Class ONLINE

1.2, 1.4, 1.5

4.2, 4.4

Proofread/edit portfolio of evidence
14

CLASSES ONLINE

Full Time attend Diploma Conference

All 
15Finalise portfolioAll

Collated Portfolio of Evidence

Review, proofread and submit

16CLASSES ONLINE

Course Review and Feedback
All 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBITU401A - Design and Develop Complex Text Documents, Microsoft Word 2010, Watsonia Publishing.

9781921721816


References

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

9781845283407

Duffy, J. Illustrated Series, Microsoft Word 2010 Brief, Cengage Learning, 2011

9780538748223


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 portfolio items will be submitted progressively over the semester for assessment and feedback on the Friday of the week allocated in the weekly schedule before 5.00 pm.  In week 15 all portfolio documents are to be checked and reviewed and submitted to the Assignment Box on the level 13.

Assessments submitted late will attract a DNS/NYC grade. Refer to Student Diary for Special Consideration/Extension of Time procedure. If an Extension of Time is granted note that the grade given will be either NYC/CA.


Assessment Matrix

Assessments

ElementPortfolio of Evidence (submitted progressively and collated at the end of semester)
1. Prepare to produce word processed documentsx
2. Design complex documentsx
3. Add complex tables and other datax
4. Produce documentsx

Grading

CADNS/NYC
Competency Achieved Did Not Submit/Not Yet Competent

Other Information


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