Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OFFC5215C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4355 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Dusko Lapcevic dusko.lapcevic@rmit.edu.au

Program Coordinator : Jennifer Crowley  jennifer.crowley@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:

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

Element:

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

Element:

Maintain technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Identify and replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements
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


Refer to the elements.


Details of Learning Activities

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competance in the above elements.

NOTE: This unit is clustered with VART6343 Create Visual Design Components. Both units will be both taught together, but assessed on separate criteria.

In Class Activities will include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• Analysis/critique of own work

Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
 
Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach;
self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a
teacher


Teaching Schedule

           

WeekClass content
CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS
Due DateLearning ElementsClass content
USE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Due Date                                   Learning Elements                                   
1

Introduction to Photoshop.

Briefing of Task 1

                 

 

Briefing Task 1
Introduction to File management
Files types and structures
Digital resolution 

 Week 3

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
2

Photoshop Techniques

 1, 2, 3

Scanning. Emailing. Files types and structures
Digital resolution 

 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
 
3

Photoshop Techniques
Task 1 due
Briefing Task 2 

 Week 61- 7, 12 - 16Scanning. Emailing. Files types and structures
Digital resolution. Briefing Task 2
 Week 61.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
4

Photoshop & InDesign Techniques

 

 1 - 16Files types and structures
Digital resolution 
  1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
5Photoshop & InDesign Techniques  1 - 16Files types and structures
Digital resolution 
  1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
6

Photoshop & InDesign techniques. Task 2 Due  

 1-16  Task 2 due 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

                 

Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self-directed work. It is highly recommended that your computer can run the Windows operating system (BootCamp or Parallels on Mac OS allows you to do this).

Software
- Photoshop & InDesign is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop. It is encouraged that students either purchase a copy or organise easy access to the software for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200 per annum.

Online software tutorials - RMIT student have free access to Lynda.com – a very comprehensive and well respected library of online video tutorials. Every student should become familiar with this resource as it is essential for design professionals. Access via the RMIT Library Lynda.com link.

After-hours access to RMIT computers - Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available when there are no classes running. Most nights either after 6pm or 9pm, until classes start the following morning.
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.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be project based.


Assessment Tasks

           

Task 1: Concept Mind Map - due week 3
Create a Concept Mind Map for use in Task 2 (see brief for details)
Mind Map is to be hand written, scanned and cleaned up using Photoshop. Size must be reduced to less than  500kb
File is to be correctly labelled and both submitted into the secure folder location & emailed to your teacher.

Task 2: Developed Concept - due week 6
Use the Mind Map from Task 1 to create a Mood Board. Use both of these tools to create as inspiration for interior design. Document that interior with a Material & Finishes Board & a Rendered Elevation (see brief for details).

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
(http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration)

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

          

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

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