Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: COSC5795C

Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: 9925 5134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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


Course Description

The unit covers design and development of predominantly text-based documents using advanced features of document design software.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM304A Design and Develop Text Documents


Design text documents.

Performance Criteria:

Text document structure and layout are designed to suit the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task.

Text document is designed to enhance readability and appearance and meet organisational task requirements for style and layout.

Stylesheets and automatic functions are used to ensure consistency of design and layout.


Establish parameters for text document design and structure.

Performance Criteria:

Organisational requirements for text-based business documents are identified to ensure consistency of style and image. 

Task requirements for the design of text-based business documents are determined to meet organisation purposes.


Produce text documents.

Performance Criteria:

 Advanced software functions are used to enable efficient production of text documents.

Text and other data are entered or imported, and edited to meet requirement specifications.

Text documents are previewed adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements.

Text documents are named and stored, in accordance with organisation requirements and the application exited without information loss/damage.

Text documents are prepared within designated timelines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy. 

Manuals, user documentation and on-line help are used to overcome problems with document design and production.


Use safe work practices.

Performance Criteria:

Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user. 

Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation.

Energy and resource conservation techniques are used to minimise wastage in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based discussions and exercises both in class and online.

Teaching Schedule

Week Beginning Content Requirements
Week 1 - 11 Feb

 Course Guide & Required Text

 Topic 1 - Use safe work practices

Week 2 - 18 Feb Chapter 1 Word processing basics 1 Text
Week 3 - 25 Feb Online Chapter 1 Text
Week 4 - 3 Mar

 Chapter 1 Production tasks & Review

 Chapter 2 Word processing basics 2

Week 5 - 10 Mar Online Chapter 2 Text
Week 6 - 17 Mar

 Chapter 2 Production tasks & Review

Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) - 20 to 26 March  
Week 7 - 31 Mar Chapter 3 Business letters Text
Week 8 - 7 April Online Chapter 3 Text
Week 9 - 14 April Chapter 3 Production tasks Text
Week 10 - 21 April

 Review Production tasks

 Chapter 4 Display

Week 11 - 28 April Maintain Workplace Safety final assessment.  
Week 12 - 5 May Online Chapter 4  Text
Week 13 - 12 May Online Chapter 4 Production tasks Text
Week 14 - 19 May

 Review Production tasks

 Chapter 5 Reports

Week 15 - 26 May Online Chapter 5 Text
Week 16 - 2 June Online Chapter 5 Production tasks Text
Week 17 - 9 June  Review Production tasks Text
Week 18 - 16 June  Feedback Text

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Karen Garton & Jenny Garrett - Word Processing Simple Business Documents, Pearson Education Australia



Other Resources

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 achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which includes business documents created throughout the program as well as completing documents in class under test conditions.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assement work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.

Students will complete a number of portfolio documents individually in class and a final exam in second semester.

Assessment Matrix

Element of CompetencyPortfolioExam
Use safe work practicesYesYes
Establish parameters for text document design and structureYesYes
Design text documentsYesYes
Produce text documentsYesYes

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