Course Title: Design and develop complex text documents
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2015
Course Code: COSC5945C
Course Title: Design and develop complex text documents
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration
Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis
Course Contact Phone: +61 03 9925 5469
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
1. Prepare to produce word processed documents
1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed
2. Design complex documents
2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
3. Add complex tables and other data
3.1 Insert a standard table into document, changing cells to meet information requirements
4. Produce documents
4.1 Use complex operations in the development of documents, to achieve required results
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced classroom based activities with online tutorials for word processing using MS Office 2010 and a dedicated learner guide to support students at various levels of computer literacy. The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and methods to provide students with the opportunity to build a portfolio of evidence of their documents created over the course of the semester. We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities and actively seek regular feedback from your teacher regarding your progress.
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
- Program overview and requirements
- Overview of assessment requirements
- Pre-Training Review including:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
- Assessment of current skills and knowledge
- Competency/Grading Criteria
- Submission requirements
- Resubmission policy
- Where to get support
- Student responsibilities
|1||6 July||Introduction to the course including:|
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help
|Learning activities to be submitted on a weekly basis for teacher feedback and review of the student’s ability to demonstrate the use and application of complex document design functions/features in the weeks indicated below.|
|2||13 July||Available software for office documents|
Document formatting rules and conventions
|Portfolio of Evidence documents due weekly (feedback for work submitted by the Friday of the week due can be expected within the following 5 business days)
1. Prepare to produce complex documents
|3||20 July||Tables, SmartArt in MS Word and Power Point 2010||2. Use Technology Guide|
|4||27 July||Tables, desktop publishing in MS Publisher 2010||3. Document Task Sheet|
|5||3 Aug||Collaborating and sharing work electronically|
|4. Writing Process Diagram|
|6||10 Aug||Templates||5. Ice-cream Sundae|
|7||17 Aug||Templates||6. Letterhead Template|
|8||24 Aug||Complex function for report formatting||7. Report Template|
|Mid semester break 31 August - 4 September|
|9||7 Sept||Mail merge techniques for paper-based and electronic (email) correspondence||8. Meeting Agenda & Minutes Templates|
|10||14 Sept||Mail merge techniques for paper-based and electronic (email) correspondence||9. Mail Merge|
|11||21 Sept||More functions for tables – calculations and charts||10. Calculations and Charts|
|12||28 Sept||Policies and procedures||11. Case Study 1: Caroline’s dilemma|
|13||5 Oct||Work on assessments|
|14||12 Oct||Work on assessments|
|15||19 Oct||Finalise and upload assessment for submission||All polished versions of documents created for each portfolio task must be uploaded to the Final Portfolio Drop Box on Blackboard.|
|16||26 Oct||Feedback and review|
|17||2 Nov||Semester 1 assessment period|
- Online tutorials for self-paced technology training available free at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/Lynda always make sure you access Lynda.com via the RMIT Library link and follow the setup instructions.
- Document Design for Business Learner Guide available on the Blackboard for student download and print.
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.
Critical Aspects of Evidence
Evidence of the following is essential:
- production of text documents using advanced software functions
- application of document design principles
There is only one assessment task in this course presented in an ongoing portfolio of evidence (Task 1). All portfolio document tasks set for this Assessment Task must be successfully completed as required to be deemed competent in this course and to receive grading overall at the end of the semester.
The learning activities are completed at the student’s own pace using their learner guide, weekly schedule in the Course Guide and online tutorials. The documents create over the course of the semester will form an individual portfolio of evidence, to demonstrate their ability to design and develop complex text documents in line with organisational style guidelines, and procedures or instructions.
Task 1 – Portfolio of Evidence (submitted weekly and finished versions by Week 15)
Documents to be created and related topic:
1. Prepare to produce complex documents (OHS – office ergonomics and preparing to produce complex documents)
2. Use Technology Guide (Prepare to produce complex documents)
3. Document Task Sheet (Tables)
4. Writing Process Diagram (SmartArt)
5. Ice-cream Sundae (Drawing techniques and desktop publishing)
6. Letterhead Template (Templates)
7. Report Template (Templates)
8. Meeting Agenda & Minutes Template (Templates)
9. Mail Merge (Mail merge techniques)
10. Calculations and Charts (Using Excel formulas in a complex table for quick calculations)
11. Case Study 1: Caroline’s dilemma (Dwyer, pg. 594)
There are two tasks to complete for this final portfolio item – writing a set of guidelines with visual communication and briefing memo
All polished versions of documents created for each portfolio task must be uploaded to the Final Portfolio Drop Box on Blackboard in Week 15.
- Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
- Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
- When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
- Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10 unless instructed otherwise in the Assessment Record and Cover Sheet instructions.
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates even when work is submitted progressively in the form of a weekly journal/learning activities.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website: More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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