Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OFFC5196C

Course Title: Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

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
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. 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
 

Element:

2. 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:

3. Check accuracy

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Students will complete practical exercises in class using Typing master program to help build their speed and accuracy whilst meeting occupational health and safety guidelines.


Teaching Schedule

This course is co-delivered with JUST 5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents

 

 Week Topic Assessment
 Week 1 – 6 JulyPrepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Introduction, Course Guide Blackboard; Competency & Employability Skills , Assessment

Blackboard - outline, assessments, time schedule, book

Online Research: Knowledge of legislation, rules, regulations, codes of practice and policies and procedures relevant to the workplace.
Assignment

Topic 1 – Working With Styles
Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 1-16

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
Introduction; Blackboard; Competency & Employability Skills; Use safe work practices; Check accuracy

Introduction to Typing Master program
Task:
* Complete Lesson 1 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 Assignment ( handout submit to teacher)
 Week 2 – 13 July Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs
Topic 2 Working with templates

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 17- 30
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 2 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 

 
 Week 3 – 20 July Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 1 – Working With Styles
Topic 2 - Working with templates
Assessment: Portfolio document 1


Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 3 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment - Check accuracy

 
Assessment:
Portfolio document 1 - check accuracy

Complete and submit to Blackboard
 

 Week 4 – 27 JulyPrepare and Produce Complex legal Docs
Topic 3 Automating templates

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 33-36

Topic 4 Extending your table skills

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 39-50
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 4 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 

 Week 5

3 August

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 4 Extending your table skills ( continue)

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 5 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 

 Week 6 

 10 August

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Assessment: Portfolio document 2

Topic 5 Creating newsletter layouts
Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 55 -64
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 6 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment and exercises - Check accuracy
 

 Assessment: Portfolio document 2 - check accuracy
 Week 7 – 17 August Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs
Topic 5 Creating newsletter layouts
Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 55 -64
Topic 6 Working with long documents
Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 65 – 92
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 7exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy
 
 
 Week 8 – 24 August

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 6 Working with long documents

Assessment: Portfolio document 3

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 8 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment - Check accuracy

 Assessment: Portfolio document 3 - check accuracy

 Week 9 – 

7 Sept

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 7 Complex Mail Merge

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 93 – 107

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 9 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 
 Week 10 – 14 Sept

Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 7 Complex mail merge

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 107 – 115

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 10 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 
  Week 11 – 21 Sept

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 7 Complex mail merge
Assessment: Portfolio document 4

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 11 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment and exercises - Check accuracy

 Assessment: Portfolio document 4 - check accuracy
 Week 12 – 28  Sept

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 8 Automating repetitive tasks

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 118-134
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
All elements of competency & Required knowledge
Task:
* Complete Lesson 12 exercises
* Record Keyboarding progress logbook
Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs exercises - Check accuracy

 

 
 Week 13 – 5 Oct

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 9 Designing Forms

Task: Read information, follow instructions and complete all exercises from pages 135-146
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Typing Master – test

Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment and exercises - Check accuracy

 Typing Master – test
 Week 14 – 12 Oct
 

Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Topic 8 Automating repetitive tasks
Topic 9 Designing Forms
Assessment: Portfolio document 5
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Typing Master – test

Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs assessment - Check accuracy

 Typing Master – test
 
Assessment: Portfolio document 5 - check accuracy

Submit printouts of all Portfolio Tasks


Typing Master – test

 

 Week 15 – 19 Oct

 Prepare and Produce Complex legal Docs

Authentication and catch up

Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Typing Master – test

 Typing Master – test
 Week 16 – 26 Oct Feedback 
  
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


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


Other Resources

TypingMaster computer program


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 1 – 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.

Assessment 2 – Portfolio of assessments & Keyboarding progress logbook Co-assessed with JUST 5176C
Students will be assessed on the accuracy of the assessment documents created for JUST5176C Prepare and Produce Complex Legal Documents, 98% accuracy is required to be deemed competent.

Students should complete keyboarding progress logbook each week (week 1 to week 12) and submit to teacher on week 12.

Assessment Task 3 - Typing Test Week 13-15 
Students will be given five opportunities to show competency for these two elements, completing five-minute speed test using Typing Master in class - 98% of accuracy and typing speed not less than 30 wpm should be achieved. Students will be observed by the assessor whilst completing the speed tests to ensure they use safe work practices.

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.

To pass this course student must satisfactorily complete and pass each assessment.

Marking Guide
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.

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

The grading 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

Final Grades

CHDCompetency High Distinction
CDICompetency Distinction
CCCompetency Credit
CAGCompetency graded
NYCNot yet competent
DNSDid not submit

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