Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OFFC5111C

Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134

Course Contact Email:janet.mcdonald@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the development of basic keyboard skills using touch typing techniques.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN108A Develop keyboard skills

Element:

Check accuracy.

Performance Criteria:

Document is proofread carefully to identify errors.

Document is amended, errors corrected and final accuracy check completed.

Element:

Identify and develop keyboard skills.

Performance Criteria:

Keyboard functions identified and applied.

Touch typing technique applied to complete a task.

Speed and accuracy developed in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility.

Element:

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 Occupational Health and Safety requirements for computer operation.


Learning Outcomes


The expectations are that students will achieve a speed of 45 wpm with 98% accuracy using correct technique. This is consistent with the level of responsibility of an entry-level position in the workplace.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will complete exercises in class to increase their speed and accuracy as well as develop proofreading skills in order to develop competency.


Teaching Schedule

 Week Beginning - first semester only Content Requirements
 Week 1 - 11 Feb

 RMIT Evacuation Procedure

 Introduction to Course Guide, Assessments & required text

 Logon IT Induction

 Use safe work practices - Comfort at the computer

 
 Week 2 - 18 Feb

 Use safe work practices & Correct technique

 Introduction to Typingmaster

 Text
 Week 3 - 25 Feb Method 1 - Keyboarding instruction Text
 Week 4 - 3 Mar Method 1 - Keyboarding instruction Text
 Week 5 - 10 Mar Keyboard consolidation & Navigation keys Text
 Week 6 - 17 Mar Navigation & Punctuation Text
 Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) 20 to 26 March  
 Week 7 - 31 Mar Punctuation, Symbols & Caps lock Text
 Week 8 - 7 April Symbols, Caps lock & Numbers Text
 Week 9 - 14 April

 Numbers & Numberic keyboard

 Keyboard Practice Part 4 & Proofreading

 Text
 Week 10 - 21 April Keyboard Practice Part 4 & Proofreading  Text
 Week 11 - 28 April Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
 Week 12 - 5 May Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
 Week 13 - 12 May Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
 Week 14 - 19 May Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
 Week 15 - 26 May

 Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks

 Assessment

 Text & Printing credits
 Week 16 - 2 June Part 5 - Skill building & Part 9 - Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks

 Assessment
 Text & Printing credits
 Week 17 - 9 June Review Text
 Week 18 - 16 June Feedback Text


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Valda Wilson - Contemporary Keyboarding, Longman

0733999026


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students will complete speed, accuracy and technique tests under supervision.


Assessment Tasks

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

Students will be given the opportunity to complete five, five minute typing tests whilst being observed by their teacher from Week 12 in Second Semester. Students will be required to use correct technique whilst completing these tests and observe safe work practices. Element of competency: Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills.

Students who have reached the expected learning outcomes for Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills will be given two opportunities to show competency in Weeks 15 & 16 of Semester 1.

Students will also complete four proofreading exercises, two in first semester and two in second semester for Element of competency - Check accuracy.


Assessment Matrix

Competency standardProofreading Exercises x 4Speed Tests x 5
Use safe work practices Yes
Identify and develop keyboard skills Yes
Check accuracyYes 

Other Information

It is also expected that each student will devote an equivalent amount of time to extra work to competently cope with the course material.

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