Course Title: Write complex documents
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: OFFC5208C
Course Title: Write complex documents
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6102 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Public Relations)
Course Contact : Sally Parrott
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents
1. Plan documents
1.1 Determine the purposes of documents
2. Draft text
2.1 Review and organise available data, information and knowledge according to proposed structure and content
3. Prepare final text
3.1 Review draft text to ensure document objectives are achieved and requirements are met
4. Produce document
.1 Choose basic design elements for documents appropriate to audience and purpose
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.
Details of Learning Activities
Learning activities include practical activities, case studies and class discussion as well as work relevant assessments.
Multi Group Presentations (MGPs) are used throughout the course and students are expected to participate in class discussions and exercises.
The use of ‘real world’ examples will assist students throughout the course.
• Groups will reflect and discuss key concepts.
• Individuals/groups will apply concepts to current situations.
• Students will summarise key points.
• Individuals will participate in case studies and problem solving scenarios
• Groups will respond to generic question sessions.
The use of “real world” examples will facilitate the understanding of the theoretical concepts and students will be encouraged to use lateral thinking
Where to find information (databases etc)
Format and style, use of TOC, Headers & Footers
Activity: format a block of text
Activity: construct an email
Press release writing
Format, key message, timing, method, wire transmission
Activity: write 2 press releases
In class test - report formatting.
Social networking in marketing
Blogging, twitter, facebook, tumblr
Activity: blog on tumblr
Week 7 (Easter break 28/3-3/4 inclusive)
Role of websites in marketing
Activity: create a banner for the VicRoads campaign
Publications, leaflets, brochures
Format, layouts, content
Activity: develop 1 page brochure, layout, heading and content
Activity: 2 min Speech
Grammar, spelling and style
Proofreading and editing
Hand in Assessment 2 - Individual portfolio
Activity: write a letter of rejection
Presentations - assessment 3 in class
Submissions, tender documents, public notices
Activity: source 1 example of each and critique
Resubmissions of presentations (if required)
Overview of Assessment
Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with BUSM6396C Manage organisational communication strategies
Report formatting - in class assessment Week 5
Individual portfolio Due week 13
Presentations week 15
More detailed assessment sheets for each assessment task will be disseminated throughout course delivery.
Submission Requirements: All assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Full details on how this course is assessed against the Unit elements and performance criteria plus critical aspects of evidence can be found in the Learning and Assessment Tool available from your course teacher.
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