Course Title: Write complex documents
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2013
Course Code: OFFC5208C
Course Title: Write complex documents
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5219 - Diploma of International Business
Course Contact : Timothy Wallis
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This course applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents
1. Prepare to produce word processed documents.
1.1. Determine the purposes of documents
2. Design complex documents
2.1. Review and organise available data, information and knowledge according to proposed structure and content
3. Add complex tables and other data.
3.1. Review draft text to ensure document objectives are achieved and requirements are met
4. Produce documents.
4.1. Choose basic design elements for documents appropriate to audience and purpose
This course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your 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 your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
|1||8 July||Course Overview, Skills Gap Analysis, MS Word - Getting started, Document design, layout, Standard, Getting Help Class exercises.|
|2||15 July||Editing documents Formatting text and paragraphs Class exercises and Topic Test|
|3||22 July||Formatting documents, Using Styles & Templates and Tables Folio and class exercises|
|4||29 July||Graphics, Merging documents Folio and class exercises|
|5||5 Aug||Review exercises Folio and class exercises|
|6||12 Aug||MS Excel - Getting started, building and editing worksheets Folio and class exercises|
|7||19 Aug||Formatting a worksheet, Working with formulas and functions Folio and class exercises|
|8||26 Aug||Advanced Functions, Working with charts, Finalizing Worksheets Folio and class exercises|
|9||9 Sep||Charts Folio and class exercises|
|10||16 Sep||Review exercises Folio and class exercises|
|11||23 Sep||MS Project – Introduction, Planning a project Folio and class exercises|
|12||30 Sep||Tasks, Group project|
|13||7 Oct||Resources, Group project|
|14||14 Oct||Time, Group project|
|15||21 Oct||Notes and links, Group project|
|16||28 Oct||Presentation and finalisation of project Group project|
Class handouts and exercise notes
Students should endavour to use the Microsoft version of Excel and MS Project 2010 as the Apple versions are not supported in our computer labs. Students can download a sample copy of MS Project for a 30 day trial period for use on their own computers.
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 over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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.
TASK 1 (Due Date: End of week 5) Complete Topic Test exercise and folio of six MS Word documents including document formating, inserting graphics, mail merge, reports format and tables of contents.
TASK 2 (Due Date: End of Week 10) Completion of a folio of ten Excel files, including charts, simple formulas, layout, printing and linking sheets
TASK 3 (Due Date: End of Week 16) Group presentation and submission of one MS Project file and associated supporting information including the notion of time, task management, project scope, resource constraints and costing.
Assessment tasks must be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.
Please refer to the Final Grades table below.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to the task
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in the assessments system. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all requirements in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in managing pertinent issues and how these might be addressed.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
If required by the teacher we would expect to see ongoing uploading of information into Pebble Pad that is relevant to the unit, full utilisation of Pebble Pad and Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions and scheduled Collaborate sessions. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to management issues in the workplace.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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