Course Title: Develop Keyboard Skills

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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:

Document is proofread correctly 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 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.

The total number of nominal hours for this semester includes, 32 hours of teaching, learning and assessment in class and approximately 18 hours of self directed learning.


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 5 JulyCourse Guide and Assessments; Safe work practices reviewText & Printing Credits
Week 2 - 12 JulyDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 3 - 19 JulyDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 4 - 26 JulyDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 5 - 2 AugDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 6 - 9 AugDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 7 - 16 AugDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.Text & Printing Credits
Week 8 - 23 Aug

Develop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.

Assessment 2 - proofreading

Text & printing credits; Learning Hub
30 Aug - 5 SeptMid semester break 
Week 9 - 6 SeptDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills. Text & Printing Credits
Week 10 - 13 Sept

Develop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills.

Assessment 3 - proofreading

Text & printing credits; Learning Hub
Week 11 - 20 SeptDevelop Speed and accuracy meeting OHS requirments and proofreading skills. Text & Printing Credits
Week 12 - 27 SeptAssessment speed and accuracyPrinting Credits & Typing Master
Week 13 - 4 OctAssessment speed and accuracyPrinting Credits & Typing Master
Week 14 - 11 OctAssessment speed and accuracyPrinting Credits & Typing Master
Week 15 - 18 OctAssessment speed and accuracyPrinting Credits & Typing Master
Week 16 - 25 OctAssessment speed and accuracyPrinting Credits & Typing Master

The total number of scheduled hours of teaching, learning and assessment involved in this course will include all planned activities. This may incorporate face-to-face classes, lectures, workshops and seminars; wherever possible workplace visits, online learning and other forms of structured teaching and learning. The total scheduled hours includes the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including observation of work performance, discussions with supervisors and others providing third party evidence and one on one and group assessment sessions with students.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Wilson, Valda, Contempory Keyboarding, Longman

0733999026


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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


Assessment Tasks

Element of competency: Check accuracy

Students will be given two documents to proofread and correct in Weeks 8 and 10.

Element of competency: Identify and develop keyboard skills and Use safe work practices.

Students will be given five, five-minute speed tests using TypingMaster in Weeks 12 - 16. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing tests to ensure they use correct technique.

Refer to Learning Hub for further details including Marking Guides.


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Special Consideration

Special consideration allows the University to take account of unexpected circumstances that can affect your ability to complete an assessment. Examples of unexpected or extenuating circumstances for eligibility may include:
• Serious illness with a significant impact e.g. hospital admission, concussion, serious injury, asthma attack or depression. It does not include illnesses with minor impact such as a cold, headache, period pain or stomach ache.
• Loss or bereavement e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
• Hardship or trauma e.g. victim of serious crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe unexpected disruption to domestic arrangements.

How to apply

You must apply for special consideration no later than two working days after the relevant examination or assessment deadline. You must complete the Special Consideration Application form available at rmit.edu.au/students/forms and lodge the original and one photocopy at the Hub on your campus. You can also lodge the application and supporting documentation via fax to tel. 9925 8845 or send scanned copies via email to special.consideration@rmit.edu.au.

Please note that in 2010 it is anticipated that applications for special consideration will move to an online process. More information about this new process will be available at rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration.

Your application must be supported by a medical impact statement and/or relevant supporting documentation. A medical certificate alone is not sufficient. If you cannot obtain the impact statement or supporting documents within two days, you should lodge an incomplete application form and provide the additional documents within five business day.

Late applications can only be accepted in extenuating circumstances and their submission requires the approval of the Academic Registrar.

Assessment of applications

All special consideration applications are considered by a panel of health and academic experts, convened by the Academic Registrar. All communication about your application will be through your RMIT student email account. It is your responsibility to check your RMIT student email account regularly, promptly respond to any requests for information or action and ensure your account can receive incoming emails.

Extensions of time for submission of assessment – seven days or fewer

If you are seeking an extension of seven calendar days or fewer from the original due date you must meet certain eligibility criteria (similar to special consideration) and complete an Application for Extension of Time for Submission of Assessable Work form and lodge it with the School. Forms are available at rmit.edu.au/students/forms.

Arrangements for lodging forms can vary according to individual school procedures. It is your responsibility, as the applicant, to check whether the form should be lodged with the school administrative officer, the course coordinator or program coordinator. Except in exceptional circumstances the application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date.

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