Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OFFC5210C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4342 - Certificate IV in Banking Services

Course Contact : Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5944

Course Contact Email:doug.gourlay@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Contact Inna Kazakevich
Email inna.kazakevich@rmit.edu.au

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

None

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

Element:

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 organizational requirements and in a way which promotes a safe work environment

Element:

2. Process and organise data
 

Performance Criteria:

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

 

Element:

3. Maintain technology
 

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities. The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.


Teaching Schedule

Weeks

CommencingTopicsAssessments
19 Feb

 Introduction to the Course including:


• Course requirements
• Course support documents Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/cover sheets including RPF & credit
transfers
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Extensions and Resubmissions
• Feedback in the course
• Reminder re re submission requirements
• Getting help

           
Participate in OHS Processes:
Introduction to OHS
Ergonomic requirements
Set up  your workstation

Task:
* Read ergonomic assessment checklist
Complete Activity 1 ( submit to teacher)

Introduction to Business Technology
Select Appropriate Software

Task:
Complete Activity 1 ( submit to Blackboard)

 

 

Complete and submit Activity 1 on  Blackboard
216 Feb

Participate in OHS Processes:
OHS Legislation
OHS in your workplace
Task:
* Research information on Internet
Complete Activity 2

Use Bus Technology
Organise your information – set up folders
Select Appropriate Software
Task:
Complete Activities on Blackboard 
             

Complete and submit Activity 2 on Blackboard
323 Feb

Participate in OHS Processes
Follow safety procedures
Task:
Complete Activity 3

Use Bus Technology
Organise your information – set up folders
Selecting Technology
Task:
Complete Activity 3
Complete and submit Activity 3  

Complete and submit Activity 3 on Blackboard





 
42 Mar


Participate in OHS Processes
Reporting OHS Queries and concerns
Task:
Complete Activity 4

Use Bus Technology
Using Technology according to organisational requirements
Task:
Complete Activity 4


 

Complete and submit Activity 4 on Blackboard

             
59 Mar


Participate in OHS Processes
Identifying, reporting and recording hazards
Task:
Complete Activity 5

Use Bus Technology
Managing files and records
Task:
Complete Activity 5
 

 
Complete and submit Activity 5 on Blackboard
 
616 Mar


Participate in OHS Processes
Identifying, reporting and recording hazards
Task:
Complete Activity 6

Use Bus Technology
Operating Input Devices
Task:
Complete Activity 6
             

  
Complete and submit Activity 6 on Blackboard
 
723 Mar

Participate in OHS Processes
Controlling Risk
Reporting Emergency incidents and injuries
Task:
Complete Activity 7

Use Bus Technology
Storing Data and Exiting applications safely
Accessing and Using Help

 
Complete and submit Activity 7 on Blackboard
 1 - 8 AprilMID SEMESTER BREAK 
86 April

Participate in OHS Processes

Revision:
1. Work Safely.
2. Implement workplace safety requirements.

Use Bus Technology

Revision:
1. Selecting and Using Software 
2. Processing and Organising Data 

 

Task 2 -  Quiz due

913 April

Participate in OHS Processes
Eliminate hazards and risk
Task:
Complete Activity 8

Use Bus Technology
Identify and Use Technology consumables
Task:
Complete Activity 8

 

 

Complete and submit Activity 8 on Blackboard

1020 April

Participate in OHS Processes
Identify and report emergency incidents
Follow organisational procedures for responding to incidents

Task:
Complete Activity 9

Use Bus Technology
Maintaining Business Technology

Task:
Complete Activity 9

 
Complete and submit Activity 9 on Blackboard
1127 April

Participate in OHS Processes
Working on OHS Assignment

Use Bus Technology
Working on Maintain Technology Assignment

Task 1 - Final Portfofio due


 
124 May

Participate in OHS Processes
Working on OHS Assignment

Use Bus Technology
Working on Maintain Technology Assignment
 




 
1311 May

Participate in OHS Processes
Working on OHS Assignment

Use Bus Technology
Working on Maintain Technology Assignment

 

 
1418 May

Participate in OHS Processes
Working on OHS Assignment

Use Bus Technology
Working on Maintain Technology Assignment

 

Task 3 - Assignement due




             

1525 May

Authentication and catch up

ASSESSMENT RESUBMISSION

 
161 JuneAuthentication and Feedback  

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

 

Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-training Review including: Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers and Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/grading criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extentions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission Requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No specific prescribed text for this course


References


Other Resources

 

All learning resources and any other materials will be placed on the Blackboard and will be used when directed so by your teacher.


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.

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


Assessment Tasks

Co-delivered courses:


This competency is co-delivered  with OHTH 5472C Participate in OHS processes

Critical aspects of assessment


Evidence of the ability to:

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 Tasks


You are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all 3 tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.


Task 1 Portfolio of Activities(Due Week 8)

For this assessment task you will undertake a number of activities as indicated on the weekly schedule and then you will compile a hard copy of all your work into a final portfolio and submitted during your normal scheduled class.

Task 2 - Quiz (Due Week 11)

This assessment task will assess you knowledge of OHS legislation, OHS policies and procedures, legislative requirements, risk and hazard identification and control and participative practices such as OHS committees Technology, select use of technology, process and organise data. Assessment will be available for you on 6/4/15 from Blackboard for you to complete and submit online.


Task 3. Assignment  - Maintaining Technology ( Due week 14)

This assessment task will be a response to a case study that has been divided into to parts:

Part 1

This part of the assessment task will assess your ability to apply your skills and knowledge of OHS policies and procedures, emergency and reporting procedures, legislative requirements, risk and hazard identification and control and participative practices such as OHS committees to particular scenarios.

Part 2

This part of the assessment task will  assess ability to apply your skills and  knowledge of technology in the office environment, technology consumables and maintaining technology according organisational requirements to particular scenarios..
 

 


Assessment Matrix

      

Other Information


Submission Requirements

You should:

* 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.

Each page of your assessment should include header with the title of the assessment and footer with your name, student number, and page numbers.


Header example,
Participate in OHS Processes – Activity 2

Footer example,
Jill Bloggs, s3245678                   Page 1

 

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 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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