Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: OFFC5196C

Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

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 Email:doug.gourlay@rmit.edu.au


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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop keyboard skills with speed and accuracy using touch typing techniques. On successful completion of this unit, individuals must be assessed in accordance with the current version of AS 2708: 2001 and issued with a speed statement.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Element:

Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:

1. Proofread document carefully to identify errors.

2. Amend document, ensure errors are corrected and complete a final accuracy check.

Element:

Identify and develop keyboard skills

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify and apply keyboard functions for both alpha and numeric keyboard functions.

2. Apply touch typing technique to complete tasks.

3. Develop speed and accuracy in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility.

Element:

Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1. Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit ergonomic requirements of the user.

2. Ensure work organisation meets organisational and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for computer operation.


Learning Outcomes



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. This unit contains employability skills.


Teaching Schedule

 Week BeginningContent & Element of competency Requirements 
 Week 1 - 4 July Introduction; Blackboard; Competency & Employability Skills; Use safe work practices; Introduction to TypingMaster TypingMaster
 Week 2 - 11 July All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 3 - 18 July All elements of competencyText, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 4 - 25 July All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 5 - 1 Aug All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 6 - 8 Aug All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 7 - 15 Aug All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 8 - 22 Aug All elements of competencyText, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
  Mid semester break 29 Aug - 2 Sept Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 9 - 5 Sept All elements of competencyText, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 10 - 12 Sept All elements of competencyText, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 11 - 19 Sept All elements of competency Text, Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 12 - 26 Sept Assessment Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skillsTypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 13 - 3 Oct Assessment Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 14 - 10 Oct Assessment Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 15 - 17 Oct Assessment Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 16 - 24 Oct

 Assessment Use safe work practices & Identify and develop keyboard skills

Assessment Journal Employability Skills - co-assessed with JUST5176C

 TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 17 - 31 Oct Collection of Speed & Accuracy Statement 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Wilson, Valda, Contempory Keyboarding, Longman

0733999026


References


Other Resources


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 outcomes of keyboarding speed tests
• review of documents for accuracy
• demonstration of techniques.

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

Element of competency, Identify and develop keyboard skills and Use safe work practices = 50 marks: Students will be given five, five-minute speed tests using TypingMaster in class as scheduled on the Teaching Schedule. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing tests to ensure they use safe work practices.

Element of competency, Check accuracy = 40 marks: Co-assessed with JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents. Students will be assessed on the accuracy of the portfolio documents created for this course.

Employability Skills Reflective Journal = 10 marks: Co-assessed with JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents. Students will complete a reflective journal recording their development of employability skills whilst completing both courses. Due: COB Week 16. Submit to the Assignment Box on Level 13 with a completed Assignment Cover Sheet.

If this assessment is submitted late it will attract a DNS/NYC grade. Refer to Student Diary for Special Consideration/Extension of Time procedure. If an Extension of Time is granted note that the grade given will be either NYC/CA. No numerical grade will be recorded.


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyWeek 12-16Portfolio documents created
Use safe work practicesYes 
Identify and develop keyboard skillsYes 
Check accuracy Yes

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