Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: ISYS7556

Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Frank Wang

+613 9925 4310


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

Teaching Schedule

Week 1: Editing, proof-reading and reviewing technical documents. What is a document by law (Privacy Act, etc). 

Week 2: Processes for storage, access and archiving and disposal of documents.

Week 3: Periodic review of documents. Consistency of text and statistics in review.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

ed. Wiley. Style Manual. 2006.

Wiley (2008) Australian Government Style Manual


Other Resources

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

3 assignments and 1 exam

Assessment Matrix

Assignment 1 - (4%)

Assignment 2 - (8%)

Assignment 3: - (80%)

Examination - (8%)

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