Course Title: Design and produce business documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM6232C

Course Title: Design and produce business documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact : Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications. This unit contains employability skills.

Design and produce business documents applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of document design and production to provide technical advice and support to a team.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents


Design document

Performance Criteria:

1 Identify, open and generate files and records according to task and organisational requirements

2 Design document to ensure efficient entry of information and to maximise the presentation and appearance of information

3 Use a range of functions to ensure consistency of design and layout

4 Operate input devices within designated requirements


Finalise document

Performance Criteria:

1 Proofread document for readability, accuracy and consistency in language, style and layout prior to final output

2 Make any modifications to document to meet requirements

3 Name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data/loss damage

4 Print and present document according to requirements


Produce document

Performance Criteria:

1 Complete document production within designated time lines according to organisational requirements

2 Check document produced to ensure it meets task requirements for style and layout

3 Store document appropriately and save document to avoid loss of data

4 Use manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production


Select and prepare resources.

Performance Criteria:

1 Select and use appropriate technology and software applications to produce required business documents

2 Select layout and style of publication according to information and organisational requirements

3 Ensure document design is consistent with company and/or client requirements, using basic design principles

4 Discuss and clarify format and style with person requesting document/publication

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class based exercises, demonstrations and observations in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge. Formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Some learning activities will include a self-directed learning approach. Self-directed learning refers to organised teacher-directed learning activities that you will undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students. This may include a workplace research, library assignments, field work and work placements.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 6 - 14 MarIntroduction to MS Word & Excel; Occupational Health & Safety Text
Week 7 - 21 Mar MS Word, Section 1; Excel screen Text
Week 8 - 28 Mar MS Word, Section 1; Excel, Working with spreadsheets Text
Week 9 - 4 Apr MS Word, Seciton 2; Excel, Working with spreadsheets Text
Week 10 - 11 Apr Portfolio document 1 Text; Printing credits
Week 11 - 18 Apr MS Word, Section 3; Excel, Formula’s/Functions Text
 Midsemester break 
Week 11 - 28 Apr MS Word, Section 3; Excel, Formula’s/Functions Text
Week 12 - 2 May MS Word, Section 4; Excel, Formula’s/Functions Text
Week 13 - 9 May Portfolio document 2 Text; Printing credits
Week 14 - 16 May MS Word, Section 5; Excel, Charts Text
Week 15 - 23 May MS Word, Section 5 Text
Week 16 - 30 May Portfolio document 3 Text; Printing credits
Week 17 - 6 June Special consideration/Resits Text; Printing credits

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

BSBITU303A Design and Produce Text Documents - Word 2010



Other Resources

Microsoft Office online training can be accessed:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks,  for example:

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate

• review of final printed documents

• demonstration of techniques

• observation of presentations

• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

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.

Assessment Tasks

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. 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.

Students will complete a evidence which focuses on the practical component of developing documents using a range of functions using MS Word 2010 and MS Excel 2010. Each portfolio document is to be completed individually in class as indicated on the Teaching Schedule and is open book. Students are not permitted to share books when completing the portfolio documents.

Students who have not received a satisfactory result in all elements of competency will be given an opportunity to show competency in Week 17 and will receive a result of either Competency Achieved (CA) or Not Yet Competent (NYC), no graded result will be recorded.

Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyP/F doc 1P/F doc 2P/F doc 3
Select and prepare resourcesYesYesYes
Design documentYesYesYes
Produce documentYesYesYes
Finalise documentYesYesYes

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