Course Title: Design and produce business documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM6232C

Course Title: Design and produce business documents

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4296 - Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Contact : Ian Nash

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255733

Course Contact Email:ian.nash@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ian Nash

992 55733

email:  ian.nash@rmit.edu.au

Anjella Davydov

email: anjella.davydov@rmit.edu.au

Jenny Seiler

email: jenny.seiler@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications. 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:

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents

Element:

1. Select and prepare resources
2. Design document
3. Produce document
4. Finalise document

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Select and use appropriate technology and software applications to produce required business documents
1.2. Select layout and style of publication according to information and organisational requirements
1.3. Ensure document design is consistent with company and/or client requirements, using basic design principles
1.4. Discuss and clarify format and style with person requesting document/publication
2.1. Identify, open and generate files and records according to task and organisational requirements
2.2. Design document to ensure efficient entry of information and to maximise the presentation and appearance of information
2.3. Use a range of functions to ensure consistency of design and layout
2.4. Operate input devices within designated requirements
3.1. Complete document production within designated time lines according to organisational requirements
3.2. Check document produced to ensure it meets task requirements for style and layout
3.3. Store document appropriately and save document to avoid loss of data
3.4. Use manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production
4.1. Proofread document for readability, accuracy and consistency in language, style and layout prior to final output
4.2. Make any modifications to document to meet requirements
4.3. Name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data/loss damage
4.4. Print and present document according to requirements
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 THIS COURSE IS CO-DELIVERED WITH COSC6163C  PRODUCE JOB COSTING INFORMATION. 
AS A RESULT, TWO COURSE GUIDES HAVE BEEN PREPARED BUT ONLY THE ELEMENTS, PERFORMANCE CRITERIA, CRITICAL
ASPECTS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENT FOR EACH COURSE WILL BE SPECIFIC TO EACH
COURSE (GUIDE). THE REMAINDER OF THE INFORMATION SUCH AS "TEACHING ACTIVITIES", "TEACHING
SCHEDULE", "RESOURCES" AND "ASSESSMENTS TASKS AND ASSESSMENT MATRIX" WILL BE THE SAME
ON ALL TWO COURSE GUIDES

Using the textbook and other materials, students will be progressively introduced to both JOB COSTING  with EXCEL  and manually together with designing and
producing business documents. The Job Costing course involves both theory and practical learning activities as well as
students enhancing these skills on the Excel software. Students will learn to produce documents via Microsoft
Excel and Word and using the Excel software as well as web based systems such as email. Students will be taught
to perform calculations extensively both manually via in-class exercises and in particular,
using Excel where they will be taught basic functions from this software package. We expect you to participate and
contribute in all scheduled learning activities.

Students will be required to complete some of the assigned tasks in their own time in order to satisfactorily cover the requirements of both Competencies
The Critical Aspects of Evidence, Knowledge and Skills Requirement and Employability Skills specific to this
course of study are as follows:
Critical aspects of evidence  required to demonstrate competency in this unit are:

1. Designing and producing a minimum of 3 completed business documents, using at least 2 software applications in
the production of each document;
2. using appropriate data storage options; and
3. knowledge of the functions and features of contemporary computer applications.

Skills:
Evidence required to demonstrate competency in this course include:
1. Keyboarding and computer skills to complete a range of formatting and layout tasks;
2. literacy skills to read and understand a variety of texts; to prepare general information and papers according to
target audience; and to edit and proofread documents to ensure clarity of meaning and conformity to organisational
requirements;
3. numeracy skills to access and retrieve data; and
4. problem-solving skills to determine document design and production processes.

Required knowledge:
Evidence required to demonstrate competency in this course include:
1. Appropriate technology for production requirements;
2. functions and features of contemporary computer applications;
3. organisational policies, plans and procedures; and
4. organisational requirements for document design e.g. sty


Teaching Schedule

The teaching schedule below incorporates the two competencies co-delivered. The assessment tasks relate specifically to the Design and Produce Business documents competency unless specified.  The first table is for Full time students.  The second table is for Flexed students

The topics follow the Produce Job costing Information course with the assessments linked to the appropriate topics

Weekly program for FULL TIME Students

WeekDateTutorial Topic as per Student Learning GuideAssessment
1 Feb 9Introduction to course including review
of course guide, weekly program and
assessment guide and use of the DLS.
 Read Topic 1 and 2 class notes from Blackboard files
Do ST qns 1.1-1.8 from text
Qns: 1.3-1.7, 1.16-1.17 from text
 
2 Feb 16Introduction
Terminology
 Questions continued from above
 
3 Feb 23

Inventory Management

Do qns
ST 3.1-3.2, 4.3-4.5
Qns 3.1-3.3, 3.
 

 
4 March 2Inventory Management
Inventory Management-(Purchasing
and storage)
 Continue questions from above
 
5 March 9 Materials Control
Materials Control
 

 Prepare Business document using WORD (Due date w/e March13)

Attach doc to email

6 March 16

Materials Accounting

Read topics 7-8 on Blackboard


 

Stock cards using Excel (Due date w/e  March 20)

 

 

7 March 23 Labour Control
 Labour Accounting 

 Do qns 5.2-5.7 from textbook
 Reorder points for Stock using excel (Due date w/e March 27)
8a March 30 Labour Control
 Labour Accounting
 complete  questions from above
 
8b April 6Test 1 covering topics 1-8
 

 

9 April 13

Accounting for Manufacturing
overhead
 Do qns 6.1, 6.2,.6.4, 6.20, 6.30, 6.24, 6.26

Easter Vacation April 17-23

 
10 April 20

Job costing

Do qns 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.7, 8.9, 8.12

Easter Vacation April 17-23

 Preparation of Manufacturing Budget manually for construction in Excel

(due date May 5)

 

 

11 April 27

Job costing for service Organisations

Handout in class exercises.

 Job Cost allocation summary linked to manufacturing Ledger accounts

(Due date w/e May 8)
 

12 May 4

Manufacturing Statements

Do qns 2.1-2.4, 2.13, 2.14, 2.12
 

 
13 May 11

 Manufacturing statements continued

Complete qns above

 
14 May 18

Revision for Test 2 

 
15 May 25 Test 2 covering topics 9-11 
16

June 1

 

Retests/Resubmissions 

 Weekly Program for FLEXED Students

WeekDateTutorial Topic as per Student Learning GuideAssessment
1Feb 9

Class attendance

Introduction to course including review
of course guide, weekly program and
assessment guide and use of the DLS.
Read Topic 1 and 2 class notes from Blackboard files
Do ST qns 1.1-1.8 from text
Qns: 1.3-1.7, 1.16-1.17 from text

 
2Feb 16Self directed learning

Self directed learning completing qns from week 1
 

  Use Email technology to send a message (due date Feb 24)
3Feb 23

Class Attendance

Inventory Management

Do qns
ST 3.1-3.2, 4.3-4.5
Qns 3.1-3.3, 3.

 

 
4Mar 2Self directed learning

Self directed learning
complete qns from above

 

 
5Mar 9

 Class attendance

Materials Control
 

 Prepare Business document using WORD (Due date w/e March13)
6Mar 16Self directed learning

Read topics 7-8 on Blackboard
Do qns 5.2-5.7 from textbook


 

 Stock cards using Excel (Due date March 24)

Reorder points for Stock using excel (Due date March 31)


7Mar 23Class attendance

Review topics 7-8
Do qns 5.2-5.7 form text
Review of topics so far in preparation for test

 

 
8aMar 30

Self directed learning


 

 Mid Semester Break April 2-3
8bApr 7

Self directed learning

 


 

 

 

Mid Semester Break April 6-8

 

 

9Apr  14

Test 1 covering Introduction, Inventory and labour

Class Attendance

Read topics 9-9(f) from Blackboard
Do qns 6.1, 6.2,.6.4, 6.20, 6.30, 6.24, 6.26
 

 Preparation of Manufacturing Budget manually for construction in Excel

(due date May 5)

 

10Apr 21

Self directed learning

Read topic10 from Blackboard
Do qns 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.7, 8.9, 8.12

 

 Job Cost allocation summary linked to manufacturing Ledger accounts

(Due date May 12)

 

11Apr 28 

Class attendance

Job costing for service Organisations

Handout in class exercises.
 

 
12May 5

Self directed learning


Continue with Job Costing allocation sheets using Excel 

 
13May 12 Class attendance

Manufacturing Statements

Do qns 2.1-2.4, 2.13, 2.14, 2.12

 

 
14May 19

Self directed learning

 Revision for Test 2
 

 
15May 26

 Class attendance

Test 2 covering topics 9-11

 
16June 2Class attendance for resubmissions 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

NO prescibed Text as program will be linked to Text used in Produce Job Costing Information


References


Other Resources

Material placed on the Learning Hub for students to access. This covers Powerpoint slides and also Student class outlines.

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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 tests, 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

Overview of Assessment:
To be deemed competent, students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the two competencies.
 Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner
over multiple tasks. 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.  


Assessment Tasks:
The following range of assessment methods will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge as part of
this program:
1. Evaluating an integrated activity which combines the elements of competency for the unit or  related units
of competency;
2. oral or written questioning on underpinning knowledge and skills which may include formal examinations;
3. evaluating samples of work;
4. direct questioning combined with review of evidence; 
5 review of final printed documents; 
6 demonstration of techniques; and
7. oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications.

Assessment Tasks
You are required to complete all assessment tasks  in both units successfully to be deemed
competent in this cluster. The assessment tasks are as follows:

Students will be expected to complete the tasks below:

•  (W/E 20 Feb)    Send a message (with attachments) to their teacher using email technology.
• (W/E 18 April)  Complete a Manufacturing budget manually and electronically using EXCEL
• (W/E 25 April)  Prepare a linked document showing the Job cost allocation summary linked to the Manufacturing Ledger accounts (EXCEL)
• (W/E 24 March) Complete a set of Stock cards using EXCEL
• (W/E 31 March) Complete an exercise using reorder points to calculate stock orders required using IF statements in EXCEL
• (W/E 13 March) Design a Business document using WORD

The due dates (approximate) for the tasks are included in the table under teaching Schedule

In addition there are 3 assessment tasks in the Produce Job costing competency which must be completed satisfactorily to attain a competent grading for this cluster.

Those assessment tasks are detailed in the Course guide for Produce Job costing Information


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Submission Requirements 

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by
unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and
application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• 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 work for assessment 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.

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the
workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a
system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are
competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed
to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well
you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the
level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as
demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to establishing an maintaining a payroll system, performing

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE
LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in establishing an maintaining
a payroll system, performing financial calculations and designing and producing business documents. You should be
able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable performance criteria in all the assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended
audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in establishing an
maintaining a payroll system, performing financial calculations and designing and producing business documents and
how these might be addressed.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see students organise and plan their work schedule effectively and be able to self manage them time
both in-class and when undertaking self-directed learning. We also expect the timely completion and submission of all
required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions during scheduled sessions. In addition your tasks should
demonstrate a very good understanding of the elements of establishing an maintaining a payroll system, performing
financial calculations and designing and producing business documents.


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

Other Information

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
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 Not Yet Competent 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

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