Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

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

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


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


Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:

1. Proofread document carefully to identify errors
2. Amend document, ensure errors are corrected and complete a final accuracy check


Identify and develop keyboard skills

Performance Criteria:

1. Identify and apply keyboard functions for both alpha or 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


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 AssessmentsRequirements 
 Week - 25 June Introduction; Blackboard; Competency & Employability Skills; Use safe work practices; Check accuracy  Printing Credits
 Week 1 - 2 July

 Required knowledge: Relevant legislation; Use safe work practices

  Printing Credits
 Week 2 - 9 July All elements of competency & Required knowledge Assessment 1 
 Week 3 - 16 July All elements of competency  Printing Credits
 Week 4 - 23 July All elements of competency  Printing Credits & TypingMaster
Week 5 - 30 JulyStudent study week  
 Week 6 - 6 Aug All elements of competency  Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 7 - 13 AugCheck accuracy Portfolio doc Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 8 - 20 Aug Check accuracy  Portfolio doc Printing Credits & TypingMaster
  Mid semester break 27 Aug - 2 Sept  Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 9 - 3 SeptIdentify and develop keyboard skills; Use safe work practices Speedtest Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 10 - 10 Sept Identify and develop keyboard skills; Use safe work practices  Speedtest Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 11 - 17 Sept All elements of competency   Printing Credits & TypingMaster
 Week 12 - 24 Sept

 Identify and develop keyboard skills; Use safe work practices

  SpeedtestTypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 13 - 1 Oct Check accuracy  Portfolio doc TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 14 - 8 Oct

 Identify and develop keyboard skills; Use safe work practices

  Speedtest TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 15 - 15 Oct Check accuracy  Portfolio doc TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 16 - 22 Oct

 Identify and develop keyboard skills; Use safe work practices

  Speedtest TypingMaster & Printing Credits
 Week 17 - 29 Oct Special consideration assessments  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Dobson, A. Touch Typing in 10 hours, Oxford UK, 2009

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

  Assessment 1 – Week 2 – Co-assessed with JUST 5176C

This assessment consists of short answer questions relating to ergonomic requirements, work organisation strategies and energy and resource conservation techniques and relevant legislation.

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

Students will be given five opportunities to show competency for these two elements, completing five-minute speed tests using TypingMaster in class. Refer to Teaching Schedule. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing the speed tests to ensure they use safe work practices. Refer Marking Guide.

Element of competency: Check accuracy – Co-assessed with JUST 5176C

Students will be assessed on the accuracy of the portfolio documents created for JUST5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents, 98% accuracy is required to be deemed competent. Refer schedule for JUST5176C.

Submission requirements

You should:
• Ensure that you attend class when assessments are being held. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances or you are unable to attend, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.

Marking Guide (Competency)

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task, in class, that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you pass that unit of competency.

Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

You will receive one of the following grades:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. Level of Independence, Initiative, Enterprise and Performance of Work Task
• Works to safely complete tasks in accordance with workplace requirements.
• Performance conforms to all industry standards and can adapt to new situations.
2. Demonstrated Breadth of Underpinning Knowledge and a Willingness to Continue Learning
• Demonstrates an understanding of key concepts and underpinning knowledge of the set task and is able to learn while working.
• Applies these understandings in task performance.
3. Techniques & Processes, Technology Skills and Problem Solving
• Performs all technical skills/procedures to the standard required by industry, including correct use of equipment and technology.
• Demonstrating an ability to solve simple problems while following processes.
4. Work Organisation, Planning and Self-Management
• Demonstrates a sound understanding of the benefits of effective work organisation, while clearly articulating the different stages in planning and managing own time.
• Applies sound planning and organisation skills in the performance of a task.
5. Communication, People Networking, Language and Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
• Demonstrates an ability to use a range of communication and interpersonal skills appropriate to the workplace.
• The ability to proofread and edit work prior to submission.
• Able to follow complex instructions both written and oral. 


Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyAssessment 1Speed testsPortfolio JUST5176C
Required knowledgeYes  
 Use safe work practices  Yes 
 Identify and develop keyboard skills  Yes 
 Check accuracy   Yes

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