Course Title: Use business technology
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: OFFC5210C
Course Title: Use business technology
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4297 - Certificate IV in Banking Services
Course Contact : Clem Simonetto
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5426
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 20
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
This course has no pre-requisites but is co-delivered with BSBOHS303B - Contribute to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment
This course covers how to select, use and maintain a range of business technology and includes the effective use of computer software to organise information and data.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWOR204A Use business technology
1. Maintain technology
1.1. Identify and replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements
2. Process and organise data
2.1. Identify, open, generate or amend files and records according to task and organisational requirements
3. Select and use technology
3.1. Select appropriate technology and software applications to achieve the requirements of the task
Upon completion of the course participants will be able to:-
- select and apply appropriate equipment and software applications in relation to assigned task/s
- access, retrieve and store required data
- perform basic maintenance on a range of office equipment
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered via Blackboard and class notes and will require access to and use of a variety of course material on software applications, processing and organizing data and routine maintenance of computer equipment.
The collaborative classroom based activities will require your participation and contribute in all scheduled learning activities including completion of applied practical exercises and case studies.
|9 - 3 September||Familiarisation with Course, Blackboard, Course requirements, Submission Requirements, Course notes. |
Overview of assessment requirements
Where to get support, Student responsibilities
|10 - 10 September||Using and maintaining computer equipment||Task 1 Due
You will receive the feedback in week 11. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 13.
|11 - 17 September||Using and maintaining computer equipment|
|12 - 24 September||Assessing and entering computer information|
|13 - 1 October||Assessing and entering computer information|
|14 - 8 October||Saving files and producing computer reports|
|15 - 15 October||Saving files and producing computer reports||Task 2 Due
You will receive the feedback in week 16. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by Friday 8th June.
|16 - 22 October||Feedback, re-submission|
All relevant learning resources will be placed on the online learning hub (http://www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub).
Students will need to access this site on a weekly basis, print off materials, and bring them to class.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
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. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Critical aspects of assessment
Evidence of the following is essential:
• selection and application of appropriate equipment and software applications in relation to assigned task/s
• access, retrieval and storage of required data
• performance of basic maintenance on a range of office equipment
You are required to complete 2 tasks. You must successfully complete both tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
TASK 1 (Due Date: End of week 10)
Prepare an itemised list. This will require a write-up of all pieces of equipment located in your workplace and a brief explanation of:
- function of each piece of equipment;
- benefits of each piece of equipment;
- how the use of office equipment complies with HO&S policies and procedures.
TASK 2 (Due Date: End of Week 15)
This task consists of two components:
1. Work samples
This requires creating of a portfolio of samples of work from a variety of office equipment. Iot should containexamples of the following:
- microsoft documents or similar documents;
- information from websites.
2. Write a brief maintenance plan
Write a short plan about maintaining and reparing the office equipment. Your plan should inlcude:
- the minor faults and basic maintenance you can perform;
- the system you use top report equipment difficluties and faults and wat records you keep about mainteneance.
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.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
This requires a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the assessment task specifications: listing office equipment used at work, creating a portfolio of work samples and the eystem uded to report equipment faults.
DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
This requires understanding of the key equipment used at work and the skills and knowledge required to use a variety of office equipment. You should be able to demonstrate a knowldege of the system used to report equipment faults.
TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
This requires the 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 maintaining office equipment.
WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
This requires completion of the assessment tasks to meet required due dates and in the format specified.
COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
You are required to make contributions to relevant discussions in class and in seeking feedback from relevant staff in using appropriate equipment and in reporting equipment difficluties and faults.
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
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