Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: COSC5795C

Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3133 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 120

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

The unit covers design and development of predominantly text-based documents using advanced features of document design software.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM304A Design and Develop Text Documents


1.  Use safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1. Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user

2. Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation

3. Energy and resource conservation techniques are used to minimise wastage in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements


2.  Establish parameters for text document design and structure

Performance Criteria:

1. Organisational requirements for text-based business documents are identified to ensure consistency of style and image

2. Task requirements for the design of text-based business documents are determined to meet organisational purposes


3.  Design text documents

Performance Criteria:

1. Text document structure and layout are designed to suit the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task

2. Text document is designed to enhance readability and appearance and meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout

3. Stylesheets and automatic functions are used to ensure consistency of design and layout


4.  Produce text documents

Performance Criteria:

1. Advanced software functions are used to enable efficient production of text documents

2. Text and other data are entered or imported, and edited to meet required specifications

3. Text documents are previewed, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4. Text documents are named and stored, in accordance with organisational requirements and the application exited without information loss/damage

5. Text documents are prepared within designated timelines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy

6. Manuals, user documention and on-line help are used to overcome problems with document design and production

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based exercises, demonstration and observation in order to develop competency, including the underpinning skills and knowledge required for this competency.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginningContent                                                                                                                           Requirements                                  
Week 1 - 11 FebWelcome and introductions
Course Guide - overview of course
Logging onto the system
Using the Learning Hub
Week 2 - 18 FebOffice Procedures
Design of basic documents - letters, memos
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - introductory pages
Teacher handouts
Wilson, pp 10-16
Week 3 - 25 FebAutocorrect, Tables, Bullets and Numbering, Formatting
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section One pp 17-21
Wilson, pp 17-21
Week 4 - 3 MarPagination, Paragraph options
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section One pp 14-26
Wilson, pp 21-23
Week 5 - 10 MarBorders & Shading, Styles
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Two pp 31-48
Wilson, pp 25, 28
Week 6 - 17 MarGraphics
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Two pp 50 -60
Wilson, pp 29- 31
 Mid Semester Break (Student Vacaction)
20 - 26 March
Week 7 - 31 MarSections, Headers and Footers,
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Three pp 65 - 89
Wilson, pp 46-54
Week 8 - 7 AprilNewspaper Columns
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Three pp 90-101
Wilson, pp 157 - 164
Week 9 - 14 AprilTEST 1 
Week 10 - 21 AprilAdditional Tables, Captions
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Four pp 103 - 116
Wilson, pp 62 - 66
Week 11 - 28 AprilFootnotes, Endnotes & Sorting
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Four pp 117 - 122
Wilson, pp 67 - 76
Week 12 - 5 MayAuto Text, Templates
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Five pp 126 - 140
Wilson, pp 77 - 84
Week 13 - 12 MayMail Merge
Underpinning skills
Price & Wix - Section Five pp 141 - 166
Wilson, pp 85 - 86
Week 14 - 19 MayMail merge
Underpinning skills
Price & wix - Section Five pp 141 - 166
Wilson, pp 87 - 91
Week 15 - 26 MayRevision exercises
Underpinning skills 
Wilson, pp 92 - 100
Week 16 - 2 JuneTEST 2  
Week 17 - 9 JuneUnderpinning skills 
Week 18 -  16 JuneReview 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cheryl Price and Julia Wix, Design and Develop Text Documents BSBADM304A 2004, Software Publications


Valda Wilson, Contemporary Keyboarding, Longman 2001

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Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods: the develoopment of a range of portfolio documents produced in class, the demonstration of underpinning skills and tests. Due to the complex nature of this competency, students may be required to demonstrate competency in any element more than once. 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.  In addition, formative feedback will be provided to students throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Two in-class practical tests (each worth 25%)

Portfolio of documents (25%) - These documents should be produced in class and submitted weekly for assessment as shown on the portfolio guide

Underpinning skills - demonstration (25%)

Assessment Matrix

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