Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

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:

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

Work organisation meets organisational 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 - 9 Feb Introduction & Use safe work practices - Comfort at the computer 
Week 2 - 16 Feb Use safe work practices - correct technique & introduction to TypingMaster Text
Week 3 - 23 Feb Method 1 - Keyboard instruction Text
Week 4 - 2 Mar Method 1 - Keyboard instruction Text
Week 5 - 9 Mar Keyboard consolidation & navigation keys Text
Week 6 - 16 Mar Part 4 Keyboard practice & Navigation & Punctuation Text
Week 7 - 23 Mar Part 4 Keyboard practice & Punctuation, Symbols & Caps lock Text
Week 8 - 30 Mar Part 4 Keyboard practice & Symbols, Caps lock & Numbers Text
Week 9 - 6 Apr Part 4 Keyboard practice & Numbers & Numeric keyboard Text
  Easter Break 9 to 15 April 
Week 10 - 20 Apr Part 5 Skill building; Part 6 Speed building; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text
Week 11 - 27 Apr Part 5 Skill building; Part 6 Speed building; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text
Week 12 - 4 MayPart 5 Skill building; Part 6 Speed building; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text
Week 13 - 11 May Part 5 Skill building; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text
Week 14 - 18 May Part 5 Skill building; Part 6 Speed building; Assessment Proofreading Text
Week 15 - 25 May Part 5 Skills building; Part 6 Speed building; Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks  Text
Week 16 - 1 Jun Part 5 Skills building; Part 6 Speed building; Assessment Proofreading Text
Week 17 - 8 Jun Assessment opportunity - Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills Text
Week 18 - 15 Jun Feedback Text


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Valda Wilson - Contemporary Keyboarding, Longman Pearson Education Australia Pty Ltd 2001.

0733999026


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Students 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 and are required to use correct tehnique. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing tests to ensure they use correct technique - Element of Competency; Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills. These tests will be scheduled for second semester.

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 Week 17 of Semester 1.

Students will be given four proofreading exercises to complete throughout the year as indicated on the course schedule - Element of Competency, Check accuracy.


Assessment Matrix

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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