Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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

Teacher : Inna Kazakevich
Contact Email: inna.kazakevich@rmit.edu.au
 

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:

1. Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit ergonomic requirements of the user
1.2. Ensure work organisation meets organisational and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for computer operation

Element:

2. Identify and develop keyboard skills

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify and apply keyboard functions for both alpha or numeric keyboard functions
2.2. Apply touch typing technique to complete tasks
2.3. Develop speed and accuracy in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility

Element:

3. Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including class and online activities relevant to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy.


Teaching Schedule

This course is clustered with JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A) course.

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
  o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
  o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
 
The nominal hours associated with this course are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Week

Date

Topics

Assessment Tasks

Competencies Delivered

1

7th July

 

 

 

 

 

9th  July

Introduction to the Course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Submission requirements
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Getting help

Introduction to Typing master program

Required knowledge: Relevant legislation; Use safe work practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Assessment 1

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

214th & 16th July

Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises
 

All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy

  Portfolio 1

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

321st  and 23rd July

 Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy
 

 

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

428th & 29th July Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy
 

 Portfolio 2
 

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

54th & 6th Aug Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy

 

 

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

611th& 13th Aug

Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy

 

 Portfolio 3

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

718th & 20th AugLearn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy
 

 

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

825th &27th AugLearn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy
 

Portfolio 4

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

   1-7 September -  Mid Semester break
98th & 10th Sep

Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy

 

Test trial

Speed Test - typing skills and accuracy

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

1015th & 17th Sep

Learn typing
Using Typing Master program - practice Exercises


All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Complex Docs - Check accuracy

 

Test trial
 

Portfolio 5 

Speed Test - typing skills and accuracy

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

 Week 11, 12, 13,14 - continue to work on  typing skills and accuracy

1520th & 22nd Oct


Using Typing Master program
 

 

Speed Test - typing skills and accuracy

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)

1627th & 29th Oct

 Authentication and Feedback

 

JUST5176C Prepare and produce complex legal documents (BSBLEG401A)
OFFC5196C Keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307A)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.


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

To be deemed competent in this course the following evidence is essential:

• producing word processed documents
• typing with 98% accuracy assessed under test conditions in line with the current version of AS 2708:2001 Keyboarding speed tests
•  knowledge of relevant legislation.

 This course has 3 assessment tasks and you must successfully complete all of them in order to be deemed competent.

Assessment Task 1
Due Date: 9th July
Submission Procedure: submit to teacher

This assessment covers element of competency Use Safe workpractice

Assessment Task 2 - Speed Test
Due Date: 22nd Oct
Submission Procedure: Complete 5 minutes test using Typing master Program. Print certificate and submit to Blackboard

Students will be assessed on one of the 5 minus test using Typing master program. Test should be completed with 98% accuracy - this is required to be deemed competent.

Assessment Task 3 - Portfolio
Due date: according to JUST5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents course guide)
Submission Procedure: via blackboard ( JUST5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents)

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.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.  Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.
 


Assessment Matrix

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 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 receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

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.

Final Grades table: 

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
CDICompetent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
CAGCompetency Achieved - Graded
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit for assessment
 

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:
• 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 extensions of time. (Please refer to the information in the Late Submission Procedure section below)
   • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
• 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 on
Blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include a footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment,
unit code and title and page numbers.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as
demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to develop keyboarding speed and accuracy.

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE
LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in analysing and presenting research information. You should be
able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable performance criteria in all the assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended
audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in developing keyboarding speed and accuracy and
how these might be addressed.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see students organise and plan their work schedule effectively and be able to self manage their time
both in-class and when undertaking self-directed learning. We also expect the timely completion and submission of all
required assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions during scheduled sessions.  In addition your tasks should
demonstrate a very good understanding of the elements of  developing keyboarding speed and accuracy. 

Late Submission Procedures

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment on time, by circumstances outside your control, you must apply in advance for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
  More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
  Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment.  For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kehn9bz22r41

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