Course Title: Use business technology

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: OFFC5331C

Course Title: Use business technology

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Dusko Lapcevic

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


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.

It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR204 Use business technology


1. Select and use technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select appropriate technology and software applications to achieve requirements of the task

1.2 Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user’s ergonomic requirements

1.3 Use technology according to organisational requirements and in a way that promotes a safe work environment



2. Process and organise data

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, open, generate or amend files and records according to task and organisational requirements

2.2 Operate input devices according to organisational requirements

2.3 Store data appropriately and exit applications without damage to or loss of, data

2.4 Use manuals, training booklets and/or online help or helpdesks to overcome basic difficulties with applications



3. Maintain technology

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and replace used technology consumables in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements

3.2 Carry out and/or arrange routine maintenance to ensure equipment is maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and organisational requirements

3.3 Identify equipment faults accurately and take action in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions or report fault to designated person

Learning Outcomes

Evidence of the ability to:

  • select and use technology safely and according to organisational requirements
  • access, retrieve and store required data
  • demonstrate basic maintenance on a range of equipment using manuals or help-files
  • identify and address faults according to requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competance in the above elements.

NOTE: This unit is clustered with Create Visual Design Components VART6470C . Both units will be both taught together, but assessed on separate criteria.

In Class Activities will include:
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• Analysis/critique of own work

Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work
Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach;
self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake
independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a

Teaching Schedule

 Accelerated Program             
Week Date Content  Due Date  Learning Elements Content  Due Date  Learning Elements
1 10/07/2018 Orientation
Intro to Photoshop
Briefing Task 1 & 2
Task 1 due week 3 1.1-1.3
General computer skills incl. email, network, remote access, maintenance of equipment, reporting IT faults, ergonomics.   1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.3, 2.4
2 17/07/2018 Photoshop Techniques   1.1-1.3
Briefing Task 1 & 2 Task 1 due week 4 1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.3, 2.4
3.2, 3.3
3 24/07/2018 Photoshop Techniques   1.1-1.3
Scanning   1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
3.2, 3.3
4 31/07/2018 Photoshop Techniques Task 1 due
Creating Mood Board in Photoshop
Resolution Task 1 due 1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4
3.2, 3.3
5 7/08/2018 Photoshop & InDesign techniques.   1.1-1.3
Packaging InDesign files   1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.3, 2.4
3.2, 3.3
6 14/08/2018 Photoshop montage techniques   1.1-1.3
Packaging InDesign files   1.1-1.3
2.1, 2.3, 2.4
3.2, 3.3
7 21/08/2018 Photoshop montage techniques & concept statements   1.1-1.3
Printing   1.1-1.3
8 28/08/2018 SUBMISSION Task 2 due 1.1-1.3
SUBMISSION Task 2 due 1.1-1.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Home computer - It is advisable that you have a computer at home on which to do your self-directed work. It is highly recommended that your computer can run the Windows operating system (BootCamp or Parallels on Mac OS allows you to do this).

- Photoshop & InDesign is not supplied to students for home use, but they can access the software via RMIT’S MyDesktop. It is encouraged that students either purchase a copy or organise easy access to the software for the duration of their course. Student versions cost around $200 per annum.

Online software tutorials - RMIT student have free access to – a very comprehensive and well respected library of online video tutorials. Every student should become familiar with this resource as it is essential for design professionals. Access via the RMIT Library link.

After-hours access to RMIT computers - Building 94, level 5, room 13 will be available when there are no classes running. Most nights either after 6pm or 9pm, until classes start the following morning.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the industry capability – workplace effectiveness field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources
  • electronic files and data
  • workplace documentation and equipment manuals
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

 Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Use Business Tech Quiz - due week 3
An online quiz to test your understanding of interior design related business technology issues.

Task 2: Developed Concept - due week 8 Using a 3 dimensional object from a Victorian gallery or museum as inspiration develop and document an interior design concept.

 You are advised to look at the course at myRMIT site for ongoing updated information.

The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design and Decoration students. The Library has
produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian (

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

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

Assessment Matrix

An assessment matric demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks wit the relevant Unit of Competency is available for the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend
all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on
how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT: 
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage 
(,%20program%20and%20course%20administration/;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A); and, here:

Student Progress 
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1); more information on academic progress can be found here:

Cover Sheet for Submissions 
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission) 
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
Further links - Application for extension of time

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism 
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity:

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