Course Title: Computing Applications

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Computing Applications

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Coordinator: Team Leader

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3043

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Level 4, B108

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to confidently use a range of computer- based information and communication technologies so that you may participate effectively in a variety of personal and business activities.

Software programs include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and integration.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning Outcomes.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Use computer software to communicate researched information.
  2. Identify, select and use word processing/spreadsheet functions appropriately to maximise task efficiency in a variety of contexts.
  3. Identify and explain social issues relating to computing technologies and their impact on society.
  4. Integrate Microsoft applications to solve a Business need.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  1. Employ academic English and communication skills appropriately in a range of academic contexts.
  2. Work independently and in groups to meet learning outcomes.
  3. Apply approaches to critical and analytical thinking and problem solving.
  4. Use a range of current learning technologies to enhance academic outcomes.
  5. Apply introductory level research skills.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will occur through a variety of experiences which may include face to face teaching, demonstrations, online tutorials, in class discussions, group work, individual problem solving exercises, class portfolios and presentations.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with the resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Materials will be supplied throughout the semester including topic outlines, useful web links such as the RMIT Learning Lab and assessment preparation information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Education students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will include a two part Research Project, a Word Report, and an Excel assignment.

  • Task 1: Research Project 15% (LO1, LO3)
  • Task 2: Word Report using MS Word advanced functions 35% (LO1, LO2)
  • Task 3: Excel Assignment demonstrating functions applied to research               30% (LO1, LO2)
  • Task 4:  Portfolio of Integrated tasks 20% (LO1, LO2, LO4)

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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: