Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: ISYS7556

Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Steven Bevan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4137

Course Contact

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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

COMM5104 Writing Technical Documents
LAW5133 Aerospace Industry Legislation

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in the effective management of technical documentation in a workplace.
This course prepares the student to effectively manage technical documentation in the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH135 Managing Technical Documents

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify workplace documentation needed to meet legislative and organisational requirements.
2. Review technical documents for use by self and team.
3. Coordinate the maintenance of technical documents in the workplace.
4. Use workplace information systems to coordinate technical documentation storage retrieval and dissemination.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Classroom lectures

2. Guest speakers.

3. Walking excursion to industry location.

Teaching Schedule

Week numbersTopics coveredAssessment
Week oneEditing, prood-reading and reviewing technical documents. What is a ’document’ by law (Privacy Act etc) 
Week two Processes for storage, access and archiving and disposal of documents 
Week three Pedirodic review of documents. Consistency of text and statistics in reviews. 
Week four House-style, and government conventions. Copyright. 
Week five Revision 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Wiley (2008) Australian Government Style Manual


Other Resources

Style manuals from several organisations

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks

Test in week six. In the test, students will be asked to identify terminology, and to do two editing/proof reading exercises. 

Assessment Matrix


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