Course Title: Manage business document design and development

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5130

Course Title: Manage business document design and development

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 90.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business


Term1 2009,
Term2 2009

Course Contact: Theresa Lyford

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5444

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers setting standards for organisational documents and managing document design and production to meet the standards. Students will use a combination of software packages to design and implement business documentation. Software will include word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Students will examine key features of good design for business documents and gain skills in selecting appropriate software.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM506A Manage business document design and development


1 Establish documentation standards

2.Manage template design and development

3.Develop standard text for documents

4.Develop and implement strategies to ensure the use of standard documentation

5.Develop and implement strategies for maintenance and continuous improvement of standard documentation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency 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.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including class exercises/observation, theory tests, project/assignment and practical tests. 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

Class time is spent practicing the design and development of a range of business documents and at the same time extending the student’s knowledge of software functions and document design principles. A short lecture will provide students with the concepts required to gain the underpinning skills and knowledge. Students will be required to practice underpinning practical skills outside of class time (eg keyboarding and proofreading). This course will provide participants with the techniques and skills in proofreading and editing to produce well designed business documents.