Course Title: Design and produce business documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: BUSM6232C

Course Title: Design and produce business documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5219 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact : John Fowler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5666

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

David Plowman

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

This unit of competency covers using computers and associated devices and office technology to achieve outcomes required in the workplace. The office technology used will include Microsoft Office packages, Internet and email applications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents



1. Select and prepareresources

2. Design document

3. Produce document

4. Finalise document

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Select and use appropriate technology and software applications to produce required business documents
1.2. Select layout and style of publication according to information and organisational requirements
1.3. Ensure document design is consistent with company and/or client requirements, using basic design principles
1.4. Discuss and clarify format and style with person requesting document/publication
 2.1. Identify, open and generate files and records according to task and organisational requirements
2.2. Design document to ensure efficient entry of information and to maximise the presentation and appearance of information
2.3. Use a range of functions to ensure consistency of design and layout
2.4. Operate input devices within designated requirements
 3.1. Complete document production within designated time lines according to organisational requirements
3.2. Check document produced to ensure it meets task requirements for style and layout
3.3. Store document appropriately and save document to avoid loss of data
3.4. Use manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production
 4.1. Proofread document for readability, accuracy and consistency in language, style and layout prior to final output
4.2. Make any modifications to document to meet requirements
4.3. Name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data/loss damage
4.4. Print and present document according to requirements

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.

The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include student contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.

Teaching Schedule

Week and Detail

0. Course overview, skills gap analysis, MS Word - getting started

1. Editing documents, formatting text and paragraphs

2. Formatting documents, using styles, templates and tables

3. Graphics, merging documents

4. Review exercises

5. Student Study Week

6. MS Excel - getting started, building and editing worksheets

7. Formatting a worksheet, working with formulae and functions

8. Advanced functions, working with charts,finalising worksheets

Mid Semester Break

9. Charts

10. Review exercises

11. MS Project - introduction, planning a project

12. Tasks

13. Resources

14. Time

15. Notes and links

16. Presentations

17. Finalisation of results, interviews and feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

No prescribed text


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

In class exercises each week will focus on the student’s ability to perform tasks and solve problems for the above elements of criteria including select and prepare resources, design document, produce document and finalise document

Assignment will present students with an opportunity to produce professionally reasoned and practical solutions to scenarios provided as learning tools.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to the teacher to ensure that the relevant competenct standards are met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.

Assessment comprises: Assessments on MS Word, MSExcel, MS Project,MS  PowerPoint Project and Presentation

Assessment Tasks


Task One - completion of folio exercises

Task Two - completion of folio exercises

Task Three Group presentation of completed project


Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, problem-solving exercises, assignments, group or individual projects, presentations and written or practical tests, as well as homework activities.

Other activities may be workplace-based or simulate work practices. These may include the production of technical requirements documents, direct observation of workplace practices and the presentation of a portfolio of evidence. This portfolio may include documents, photographs, video and/or audio files.

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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.


Critical aspects of assessment

The critical aspects of assessment are:
• Validity – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it measures performance accurately and precisely
• Reliability – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that the measurements received are consistent over a period of time or a number of assessment events
• Fairness – the assessment tool is designed and implemented so that it is non-discriminatory and unambiguous
• Flexibility – the assessment tool is designed to allow for its application in a range of different contexts and conditions, and uses a range of methodologies.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Graded Assessment at RMIT
At RMIT, the grades to be used for VET programs are:
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
NYC - Not yet competent
CAG - Competency achieved – graded
CC - Competent with credit
CDI - Competent with distinction
CHD - Competent with high distinction

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