Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OFFC5215C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher : Tali Davies taliesin.davies@rmit.edu.au

Accelerated Program Coordinator : Jenni Woods jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to select, use and maintain a range of business technology. This technology includes the effective use of computer software to organise information and data.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

Element:

Select and use technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select appropriate technology and software applications to achieve requirements of the task

1.2 Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user’s ergonomic requirements

1.3 Use technology according to organisational requirements and in a way that promotes a safe work environment

Element:

Process and organise data

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, open, generate or amend files and records according to task and organisational requirements

2.2 Operate input devices according to organisational requirements

2.3 Store data appropriately and exit applications without damage to or loss of, data

2.4 Use manuals, training booklets and/or online help or helpdesks to overcome basic difficulties with applications

Element:

Maintain technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements

3.2 Carry out and/or arrange routine maintenance to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements

3.3 Identify equipment faults accurately and take action in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or report fault to designated person


Learning Outcomes


This unit applies to individuals who use business technology to perform a range of routine tasks.

They use a limited range of practical skills and fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data or files in a defined context,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.


Details of Learning Activities

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competance in the above elements.

NOTE: This unit is clustered with VART6346C Create Visual Design Components. Both units will be both taught together, but assessed on separate criteria.

In Class Activities will include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• Analysis/critique of own work

Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work

Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach;
self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a
teacher.


Teaching Schedule

   

WeekClass content
CREATE VISUAL DESIGN COMPONENTS
Class content
USE BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY
Due Date                                   Learning Elements                                   
1

Introduction to Computing
OH&S
Send professional email to teacher
 

Install program on home computer
Check MyDesktop access
Re-direct RMIT email to personal email address
Access Blackboard
 

 Week 3

1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
2

Set up folder structure
All clustered subject exercises
 

Access Blackboard
Watch Lynda.com introduction videos
 

 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
 
3

Brief Task 1
All clustered subject exercises
 

Scanning. Emailing. Files types and structures
Create hand written media as per brief to be scanned next class
 Week 81.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
4

Revisit Brief Task 1
Begin Mood Board
All clustered subject exercises
 

Scan and clean up hand written text document
Read clustered subject "Downloading images-Dpi"
Collect digital images from internet for design
 
  1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
5Brief Task 2
All clustered subject exercises
 
Communicate with teacher to get approval for clustered task 2 before beginning task 3
Read clustered subject "Downloading Images- Perspective"
 
  1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
6

All clustered subject exercises

 Continue work on clustered subject exercises  1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
 7 All clustered subject exercises           Complete all exercises for clustered subject
Complete all tasks for clustered subject
 
   1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3
 8 Submission day- all work to be Submitted to standard All assessments due with correct folder structure submitted to shared drive.  All tasks due 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.4,3.1-3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self-directed work. It is highly recommended that your computer can run the Windows operating system (BootCamp or Parallels on Mac OS allows you to do this).

Software - Photoshop & InDesign is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop. It is encouraged that students either purchase a copy or organise easy access to the software for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200 per annum.

Online software tutorials - RMIT student have free access to Lynda.com – a very comprehensive and well respected library of online video tutorials. Every student should become familiar with this resource as it is essential for design professionals. Access via the RMIT Library Lynda.com link.

After-hours access to RMIT computers - Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available when there are no classes running. Most nights either after 6pm or 9pm, until classes start the following morning


Overview of Assessment

Assessmnet for this course will be project based.


Assessment Tasks

All Assessment tasks will be clustered with VART6346C Create visual Design components. See Briefs for details.

You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies
(http://rmit.libguides.com/interiordecoration)

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing)

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff%2FWorkplace%20essentials%2FStudent,%20program%20and%20course%20administration%2F;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)

Course Overview: Access Course Overview