Course Title: Design and develop text documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5181

Course Title: Design and develop text documents

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication


Course Contact: Professional Writing and Editing Administration

Course Contact Phone: Brendan Lee 9925 4368

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

 This course covers the skills and knowledge required to design and develop text documents.                            

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 This competency is studied together with the competency ICPMM63BA Access the Internet.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM304A Design and develop text documents


1. Use safe work practices

2. Establish parameters for text document design and structure

3. Design text documents

4. Produce text documents

Learning Outcomes

 Not applicable

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed with Access the Internet (ICPMM63BA ). Students are required to submit:

  • A variety of documents using text and graphics (tables; managing tabs and tab leaders; design and production of curriculum vitae documents, as part  of the employment process)
  • Edited copy using macros, style sheets and outlining functions (formatting copy and illustration; use of style process; implementing own designed style)
  • A letter to a publishing house using the mail merge function (and general office usage).