Course Title: Post-beginner writing skills for formatted texts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: COMM5889

Course Title: Post-beginner writing skills for formatted texts

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C2166 - Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Course Contact : Jennifer Chamberlain

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9476

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this module.

Course Description

This module covers the skills required to complete simple formatted texts and to supply information regarding accidents/incidents in community and work contexts. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CSWEIIH Post-beginner writing skills for formatted texts


Complet a formatted text

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Complete form correctly

1.2 Write numerical information in numbers or words correctly and in appropriate spce

1.3 Use graphic indicators appropriately, eg ticks, crosses, circles

1.4 Use block letters as required

1.5 Spell familiar words accurately


Write an accident/incident recount in a formatted text

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Write a coherent accident/incident recount of approximately 30 words

Some errors may occur but these must not interfere with intended meaning.

2.2 Report circumstances at time of accident/incident, eg place, people involved, equipment, time, activity undertaken at time of accident/incident

2.3 Write a series of events using appropriate verb forms, eg past tense, negation

2.4 Use conjunctions to link clauses, eg because, so, when, after

2.5 Use appropriate vocabulary to describe accident/incident

2.6 Spell familiar words accurately

2.7 Use punctuation to support meaning

2.8 Produce legible text, either typed or handwritten


Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
Performance criteria of 2 learning outcomes
The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors 1-1+

Details of Learning Activities

Evidence may be gathered through collection of learner documents.

Teaching Schedule

This is a 20 week program:
Program dates: 16th July- 14th December, 2012
Term break: Fri 21st September - 5th October, 2012
Public Holiday: 6th November, 2012 (Melbourne Cup Day)
Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Guest speakers
• Excursions

All students will be inducted. The induction includes

AMEP handbook outlining student rights and responsibilities, grievance procedure and services information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in student diary.
Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction) and campus facilities

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course learning materials are provided by the teachers
but it is recommended that you bring
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
Writing materials

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. Learner performance is assessed against specific criteria that describe a standard of performance. The criteria allows the learner to participate actively in the assessment process. The learner is given as many opportunities as practicable to achieve each outcome.
Learner is clearly informed that assessment is taking place and feedback on performance is given for each assessment.
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.
An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc

Assessment Tasks

Assessments may be gathered through collection of learner documents

Assessment Matrix

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