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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher : Tali Davies email@example.com
Accelerated Program Coordinator : Jenni Woods firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
Select and use technology
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
Process and organise data
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
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
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
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.
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
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
An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above).
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
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
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
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
Further links - Application for extension of time
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
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