Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 worklace 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 oraganisational and occupational health and safety 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 practical exercises in class to help build their speed and accuracy whilst meeting occupational health and safety guidelines.


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 – 7 Jul

Course Guide & Assessments

Safe work practices review

Text
Week 2 – 14 Jul

Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.

Text
Week 3 – 21 JulDevelop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills .Text
Week 4 – 28 Jul Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.Text
Week 5 – 4 Aug

Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.

Assessment proofreading

Text & printing credits
Week 6 – 11 Aug Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.Text
Week 7 – 18 Aug

Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.

Assessment proofreading

Text & printing credits
Week 8 – 25 Aug Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.Text
1 SepMid Semester Break 
Week 9 – 8 Sep

Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.

Assessment proofreading

Text & printing credits

Week 10 – 15 SepDevelop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.Text
Week 11 – 22 Sep

Develop speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirements and proofreading skills.

Assessment proofreading

Text & printing credits
Week 12 – 29 SepAssessment speed and accuracy.Text
Week 13 – 6 Oct Assessment speed and accuracy.Text
Week 14 – 13 OctAssessment speed and accuracy. Text
Week 15 – 20 Oct Assessment speed and accuracy. Text
Week 16 – 27 Oct Assessment speed and accuracy. Text
Week 17 – 3 NovAssessment - special consideration Text & printing credits
Week 18 – 10 Nov  Feedback 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Wilson, Valda, Contemporary keyboarding, Longman

0733999026


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Students will be given four (4) documents to proofread and correct. Element of competency: Check accuracy.

Students will be given five (5) speed tests using Typingmaster. Element of competency: Identify and develop keyboard skills and Use safe work practices.


Assessment Matrix

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