Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: COSC5946C

Course Title: Develop and use complex spreadsheets

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4223 - Certificate IV in Business Administration

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5469

Course Contact Email:sylvia.baroutis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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 use of spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce usable complex documents.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU402A Develop and use complex spreadsheets

Element:

Use spreadsheets

Performance Criteria:

1 Enter, check and amend data in accordance with organisational and task requirements

2 Import and export data between compatible spreadsheets and adjust host documents, in accordance with software and system procedures

3 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production

4 Preview, adjust and print spreadsheet in accordance with organisational and task requirements

5 Name and store spreadsheet in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss or damage

Element:

Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation

Performance Criteria:

1 Evaluate tasks to identify those where automation would increase efficiency

2 Create, use and edit macros to fulfil the requirements of the task and automate spreadsheet operation
3 Develop, edit and use templates to ensure consistency of design and layout for forms and reports, in accordance with organisational requirements

Element:

Develop a linked spreadsheet solution

Performance Criteria:

1 Utilise spreadsheet design software functions and formulae to meet identified requirements

2 Link spreadsheets in accordance with software procedures

3 Format cells and use data attributes assigned with relative and/or absolute cell references, in accordance with the task specifications

4 Test formulae to confirm output meets task requirements

Element:

Prepare to develop spreadsheet.

Performance Criteria:

1 Organise personal work environment in accordance with ergonomic requirements

2 Analyse task and determine specifications for spreadsheets

3 Identify organisational and task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output, reporting and presentation requirements

4 Apply work organisation strategies and energy and resource conservation techniques to plan work activities

Element:

Represent numerical data in graphic form

Performance Criteria:

1 Determine style of graph to meet specified requirements and manipulate spreadsheet data if necessary to suit graph requirements

2 Create graphs with labels and titles from numerical data contained in a spreadsheet file

3 Save, view and print graph within designated time lines


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, demonstrations, practical exercises and observations in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

WeekContentRequirements
Week 1 - 7 Feb

Full-time students: Course guide & Assessment Guide; Introduction to Blackboard; Office procedures

Flexible delivery students: Overview

 
Week 2 - 14 FebErgonomic requirements; Office proceduresText
Week 3 - 21 FebSection 1Text 
Week 4 - 28 FebSection 2 Text
Week 5 - 7 MarPortfolio document 1 Text/Printing Credits
Week 6 - 14 MarSection 3 Text
Week 7 - 21 MarPortfolio document 2 Text/Printing Credits
Week 8 - 28 MarSection 4 Text
Week 9 - 4 AprSection 4 Text
Week 10 - 11 AprPortfolio document 3 Text/Printing Credits
Week 11 - 18 AprSection 5 Text
Easter Break 
Week 11 - 28 AprSection 5 Text
Week 12 - 2 MaySection 5 Text
Week 13 - 9 MayPortfolio document 4 Text/Printing Credits
Week 14 - 16 MaySection 6 Text
Week 15 - 23 MaySection 6 Text
Week 16 - 30 MayPortfolio document 5 Text/Printing Credits


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Software Publications, BSBITU402A Develop and use complex spreadsheets - Excel 2010

9781921780783


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical assessments, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.  Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Assessment Tasks

Full-time students

Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which focus on the practical component of developing and using complex spreadsheets using MS Office Excel 2010. Each document created in the portfolio is to be completed individually in class as indicated on the Teaching Schedule and is open book. Students who have not received a satisfactory result in all elements of competency will be given an opportunity to show competency in Week 17 and will receive a result of either Competency Achieved (CA) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).

Flexible delivery

Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which focus on the practical component of developing and using complex spreadsheets using MS Office Excel 2010. Each document created in the portfolio is to be completed individually and submitted to the relevant course at ’myRMIT Studies’ by the due date, refer to weekly notices for further information. Students who have not received a satisfactory result in all elements of competency will be given an opportunity to show competency in Week 17 and will receive a result of either Competency Achieved (CA) or Not Yet Competent (NYC).


Assessment Matrix

Part of Element of competencyDoc 1Doc 2Doc 3Doc 4Doc 5
Prepare to develop spreadsheet Yes Yes  Yes 
Develop a linked spreadsheet solution YesYes  YesYes  Yes
Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation     Yes
Use spreadsheets Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Represent numberical data in graphic form  Yes Yes  

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