Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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

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Nominal Hours: 120

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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:

1. Text document structure and layout are designed to suit the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task 
2. Text document is designed to enhance readability and appearance and meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout
3. Stylesheets and automatic functions are used to ensure consistency of design and layout


Establish parameters for text document design and structure.

Performance Criteria:

1. Organisational requirements for text-based business documents are identified to ensure consistency of style and image
2. Task requirements for the design of text-based business documents are determined to meet organisational purposes


Produce text documents.

Performance Criteria:

1. Advanced software functions are used to enable efficient production of text documents
2. Text and other data are entered or imported, and edited to meet required specifications
3. Text documents are previewed, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements
4. Text documents are named and stored, in accordance with organisational requirements and the application exited without information loss/damage
5. Text documents are prepared within designated timelines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy
6. Manuals, user documentation and on-line help are used to overcome problems with document design and production


Use safe work practices.

Performance Criteria:

1. Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user
2. Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation
3. 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 practical exercises using MS Word 2003 in order to develop competency. Students will learn advanced MS Word functions for use in the business environment.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 – 8 FebIntroduction; Log-in procedures & Use safe work practices 
Week 2 – 15 FebWorkplace health & safety; File managmentText
Week 3 – 22 FebStandard formats; Layout concepts; Design of Text-based documents; Headers and FootersText
Week 4 – 1 MarStyle Guide; Letter formatDLS
Week 5 – 8 MarSection One: Autocorrect & TablesText
Week 6 – 15 MarSection One: Bullets and Numbering & FormattingText
Week 7 – 22 MarSection One: Pagination & paragraph OptionsText
Week 8 – 29 MarSection One: Practice AssessmentText
Easter Break 1 April – 6 April  
Week 8 - 5 AprilSection One: Practice AssessmentText
Week 9 – 12 AprilWritten applications; Assessment approvalText & Printing credits
Week 10 – 19 AprilWritten applications; ResumesText & Student resume
Week 11 – 26 AprilResumesStudent resume
Week 12 – 3 MaySection Two: Boarders and Shading and StylesText
Week 13 – 10 MaySection Two: Styles and Graphics Assessment dueText
Week 14 – 17 MaySection Two: Graphics and Practice AssessmentText
Week 15 – 24 MaySection Two: Practice AssessmentText
Week 16 – 31 MayAssessmentText & Printing credits
Week 17 – 7 MaySpecial ConsiderationText & Printing credits
Week 18 – 14 MayFeedback and Review 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Price & Wix, Design and develop text documents (Word 2003), Software Publications



Other Resources

 RMIT Webside: Career Development and Employment

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

First semester only

Assessment 1  due Week 13 (25%)

Students will write an application letter and submit their updated resume for an advertised position. This position must be relevant and suitable to their current study and must be authorised by their teacher in Week 9. This assessment cannot be accepted if the position vacant is not authorised by the authorised person. Students will be assessed on the formatting technique, layout and design and content and proofreading of both their letter and resume.

Assessment 2 due Week 16 (20%)

Students will complete a practical exercise in normal class time. 

Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyAssessment 1Assessment 2
Design text documentsYesYes
Establish parameters for text document design and structureYesYes
Produce text documentsYesYes
Use safe work practices Yes

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