Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ISYS7556

Course Title: Managing Technical Documents

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6011 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

 Teacher: Mark Burns
Contact details: City Campus, Building 57 level 5 Room 20
Telephone: +61 3 9925 4604

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

COMM5104 Writing Technical Documents
LAW5133 Aerospace Industry Legislation

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide training in the effective management of technical documentation in a workplace.
This course prepares the student to effectively manage technical documentation in the workplace.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBH135 Managing Technical Documents

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify workplace documentation needed to meet legislative and organisational requirements.
2. Review technical documents for use by self and team.
3. Coordinate the maintenance of technical documents in the workplace.
4. Use workplace information systems to coordinate technical documentation storage retrieval and dissemination.

Details of Learning Activities

NB: Weekly tutorials.

Teaching Schedule

Editing, proof-reading and reviewing technical documents. What is a ’document’ by law (Privacy act).

Processes for storage, access, archiving and disposal of documents.

Periodic review of documents. Consistency of text and review of statistics.

House-style and Government conventions. Copyright.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Wiley (2008) Australian Government Style Manual

ed. Wiley. Style Manual. 2006

A guide to writing as an engineer; Beer & McMurray (Call No. 808.0666 B415)

Technical writing : a practical guide for engineers and scientists / Phillip A. Laplante.

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

To successfully to complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing practical tasks to aerospace standards.

Assessment Tasks

Assignment 1: (100%)

Assessment Matrix

Assignment 1: Learning outcomes 1-4.

Other Information

Other Information
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