Course Title: Operate computing packages

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5137

Course Title: Operate computing packages

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2008

Course Contact: Seymour Jacobson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1563

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This Unit of Competency covers using computers, associated devices and office technology to achieve outcomes required in the workplace. The office technology used will include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) and RMIT’s internet and email applications

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Basic knowledge of MS Windows, email applications and the internet.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITU006B Operate Computing Packages


1. Use appropriate software

2. Access, retrieve and manipulate data

3. Access and use help.

4. Use keyboard and equipment.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to competency elements

Overview of Assessment

Students 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 including Recognition of Prior Learning and Current Competency.  Competency must be achieved in all computer applications studied. Assessment  of competency will incorporate class exercises and problem solving challenges.  Students will have the choice of attempting  graded assessments to  receive more than a Pass for this course. 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.