Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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:

1. Document is proof read carefully to identify errors
2. Document is amended, errors corrected and final accuracy check completed

Element:

Identify and develop keyboard skills.

Performance Criteria:

1. Keyboard functions identified and applied
2. Touch typing technique applied to complete a task
3. Speed and accuracy developed in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility

Element:

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 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 practical exercises in class to help build their speed and accuracy whilst meeting occupational health and safety guidelines.


Teaching Schedule

Week beginning

Content Requirements
Week 1 – 8 FebIntroduction & Use safe work practices – Comfort at the computerText & Printing credits
Week 2 – 15 Feb Use safe work practices – correct technique & introduction to TypingMaster Text & Printing credits
Week 3 – 22 FebPart 2 Method 1 – keyboarding instruction & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasksText & Printing credits
Week 4 – 1 Mar Part 2 Method 1 – keyboarding instruction & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 5 – 8 Mar Part 2 Method 1 – keyboarding instruction & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasksText & Printing credits
Week 6 – 15 MarPart 2 Method 1 – keyboarding instruction & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 7 – 22 MarPart 2 Method 1 – keyboarding instruction & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 8 – 29 Mar Keyboard consolidation & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
 Easter Break 1 April – 6 April 
Week 8 - 5 AprilKeyboard consolidation & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 9 – 12 April Keyboard consolidation & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 10 – 19 April Keyboard consolidation & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 11 – 26 April Keyboard consolidation & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasksText & Printing credits
Week 12 – 3 MayPart 3 Method 1 Numbers & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasksText & Printing credits
Week 13 – 10 MayPart 3 Method 1 Numbers & Numeric keyboard & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 14 – 17 May

Part 4 Keyboard practice & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks; Assessment

Text & Printing credits
Week 15 – 24 May Part 4 Keyboard practice & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks Text & Printing credits
Week 16 – 31 May Part 4 Keyboard practice & Part 9 Miscellaneous keyboarding tasks; AssessmentText & Printing credits
Week 17 – 7 JuneReview & Special considerationText & Printing credits
Week 18 – 14 June Feedback  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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

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References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Students will be given two proofreading exercises to complete in class in Week 14 & 16 and another two in semester 2.

Students will be given the opportunity to complete five, five minute typing tests. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing tests to ensure they use correct technique. These assessments will run in the second semester.


Assessment Matrix

First semester only

Element of competencyWeek 14Week 16
Use safe work practices  
Identify and develop keyboard skills  
Check accuracyYesYes

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