Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OFFC5215C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

John Perperis - Lecturer -

Lindsey Glover - Lecturer -

Nominal Hours: 20

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 describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select, use and maintain a range of business technology. This technology includes the effective use of computer software to organise information and data.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR204A Use business technology


1.  Select and use technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1.   Select appropriate technology and software applications to
         achieve the requirements of the task
1.2.   Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user
         ergonomic requirements
1.3.   Use technology according to organisational requirements
         and in a way which promotes a safe work environment


2.  Process and organise data

Performance Criteria:

2.1.   Identify, open, generate or amend files and records according
         to task and organisational requirements
2.2.   Operate input devices according to organisational requirements
2.3.   Store data appropriately and exit applications without damage
         to or loss of, data
2.4.   Use manuals, training booklets and/or online help or
         help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with applications


3.  Maintain technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1.   Identify and replace used technology consumables in
        accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational
3.2.   Carry out and/or arrange routine maintenance to ensure
         equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer's
         instructions and organisational requirements
3.3.   Identify equipment faults accurately and take action in
         accordance with manufacturer's instructions or report fault to
         designated person

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to individuals who use business technology to perform a range of routine tasks. They use a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data or files in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

Details of Learning Activities

Please refer to cluster subject VART 6036C Prepare and Produce Photo Images

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to cluster subject VART 6036C Prepare and Produce Photo Images

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of the following is essential:
• selection and application of appropriate equipment and software applications in relation to assigned task/s
• access, retrieval and storage of required data
• performance of basic maintenance on a range of office equipment
Assessment must ensure:
• access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
• access to office equipment and resources
• examples of files and data for storage
• manuals and training booklets for equipment.

Assessment Tasks

Please refer to cluster subject VART 6036C Prepare and Produce Photo Images

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.

Assessment Matrix

For assessment matrix, refer to the "Blackboard" link located in myRMIT". This file is the "assessment" folder in the relevant course folder

All components must be addressed to gain a pass in this course and be deemed competent overall

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for Assessment

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Special Consideration Policy (Late Submission):
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.  

Cover Sheet for Submissions:
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism

Work not seen in progress:
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.

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