Course Title: Design and produce complex spread sheets

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5390 Diploma of Accounting

Course Title: Design and produce complex spread sheets

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COSC6241C

City Campus

TAFE

650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2021

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email: doug.gourlay@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use spreadsheet software to complete business tasks and produce complex documents.

The unit applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require skills in creation of complex spreadsheets to store and retrieve data. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets relevant to their own work roles.

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBTEC402 Design and produce complex spread sheets

Elements:

1. Prepare and plan to develop spreadsheet

2. Develop a linked spreadsheet solution

3. Automate and standardise spreadsheet operation

4. Use spreadsheets

5. Represent numerical data in graphic form and store spreadsheet


Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • on at least two occasions, prepare, develop, and use a complex spreadsheet.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • follow organisational and safe work practices
  • adhere to organisational requirements for:
  • ensuring consistency of style, design and layout
  • saving and publishing documents within designated timelines
  • naming and storing documents
  • adhere to identified or task requirements when producing documents including:
  • editing macros and automating some tasks
  • using appropriate templates
  • creating graphs to represent data
  • resolve issues by referring to user documentation and online help
  • use appropriate data storage options.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • advanced functions of spreadsheet software applications
  • key aspects of formatting and design on presentation and readability of data
  • organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks, and conservation techniques
  • key aspects of organisational policies and procedures
  • key methods to test formulae.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • relevant organisational policies and procedures
  • workplace documentation and resources
  • industry software packages and user instructions.


Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.


Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in this course.