Course Title: Produce simple word-processed documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC5972C

Course Title: Produce simple word-processed documents

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4243 - Certificate IV in ESL (Access)

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jane Collins    94.3.16    email:

Melanie Kyle   94.3.16   email:

Caroline McEnroe   94.3.22   email:

Lucy Annetta  94.3.16   email:

Betty Koklanis 94.3.16  email:

Marcelle Damicoucas 94.3.16  email:

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


Course Description

This unit applies to individuals who perform a range of routine tasks, using a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of word processing and software in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN213A Produce simple word-processed documents


1 Prepare to produce documents

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisations, energy and resources conservation requirements are addressed
1.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required
1.3 Identify organisational and task requirements for document layout and design


2 Produce documents

Performance Criteria:

2.2 Use system features to identify and manipulate screen display options and controls
2.3 Use manual, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with document presentation and production


3 Finalise documents

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure final document is previewed, checked, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements
3.2 Ensure document is prepared within designated time lines and organisational requirements
3.3 Name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit application without information loss/damage

Learning Outcomes

The learning outcomes relate to the following required skills:

  • communication skills to clarify document requirements
  • keyboarding skills
  • procedural skills
  • problem solving skills

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in ESL (Access) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

Teaching Schedule

 Program Dates: Mon 11 February – Fri 21 June 2013

Term Break: Fri 29 March – Fri 5 April 2013

Public holidays: Mon 11 March (Labour Day), Fri 29 March (Good Friday),Thur 25 April (ANZAC Day), Mon 10 June 2013 (Queen’s Birthday)

 This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. The assessment tasks have been put in bold to match the unit of competency. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course

Teaching Schedule
Cert IV in ESL Access Semester 1 2013.

WEEKUnit of competency
VBQU142 Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
Unit of competency

VPAU506 Analyse and participate in complex conversations

Unit of competency

VPAU507 Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions

Unit of competency

Read and write a range of complex or extended texts

Unit of competency

VPAU510 read and write extended creative texts

Unit of competency

BSBCMN213A: Produce simple word processed documents

Unit of competency

Australian environment

Unit of competency

Australian art and culture

1Parts 1& 2
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
    Parts 1& 2
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
2Part 3
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
    Part 3
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
3Part 4
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
 Give and respond to instructions relating to the navigation of a website assessment  Part 4
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
4 Read, analyse and discuss current affairs texts

Film review

Read, analyse and discuss current affairs texts

Give and respond to instructions relating to the navigation of a website assessment

Film review

 Critically read creative texts
Task 1
  Film review


5  Give and respond to instructions relating to the navigation of a website assessmentCritically read formal letters for a range of purposes Describe and compare Australia’s physical features & climate with another countryDescribe and compare Australia’s physical features & climate with another country 
6Part 5
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
Analyse & participate in complex conversations Task 1   Part 5
Research pathways and produce a learning plan and portfolio
7 Film ProjectFilm ProjectFilm ProjectWrite imaginative/reflective texts TaskFilm Project Film Project
8 Read, analyse and discuss current affairs texts
Read, analyse and discuss current affairs texts
10    Academic essay Academic essay 
11 Analyse & participate in casual conversations for a purpose (charity afternoon tea)  Critically read creative texts
Task 2
12 Analyse & participate in casual conversations for a purpose (charity afternoon tea)      
13 Analyse & participate in casual conversations for a purpose (charity afternoon tea)Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentation    Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentation
15 Analyse & participate in complex conversations
Task 2
  Write imaginative or reflective texts
Task 2
16   Research report: Australian visual art   Research report: Australian visual art
17  Group oral presentation Australian visual art    Group oral presentation Australian visual art


 **The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.

Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.

Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Guest speakers
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring
• English-English dictionary (We ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  •  producing a range of word processed documents


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc

Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.

Assessment tasks:

Summative assessments:

• Produce portfolio including imaginative or reflective texts
• Produce research Report


Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.

Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview