Course Title: Write complex documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OFFC5314C

Course Title: Write complex documents

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: S0106 - WHS RIIERP

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Namrita Kaul

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRT401 Write complex documents


1 Plan documents

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine the purposes of documents 
1.2 Choose appropriate formats for documents 
1.3 Establish means of communication  
1.4 Determine requirements of documents 
1.5 Determine categories and logical sequences of data, information and knowledge to achieve document objectives 
1.6 Develop overview of structure and content of documents 


2 Draft text

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review and organise available data, information and knowledge according to proposed structure and content 
2.2 Ensure data, information and knowledge is aggregated, interpreted and summarised to prepare text that satisfies document purposes and objectives 
2.3 Include graphics as appropriate 
2.4 Identify gaps in required data and information, and collect additional material from relevant enterprise personnel 
2.5 Draft text according to document requirements and genre
2.6 Use language appropriate to the audience


3 Prepare final text

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review draft text to ensure document objectives are achieved and requirements are met 
3.2 Check grammar, spelling and style for accuracy and punctuation
3.3 Ensure draft text is approved by relevant enterprise personnel
3.4 Incorporate revisions in final copy


4 Produce document

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Choose basic design elements for documents appropriate to audience and purpose 
4.2 Use word processing software to apply basic design elements to text 
4.3 Check documents to ensure all requirements are met 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course you will need to show evidence of the ability to:
• plan, draft and finalise complex documents that require review and analysis of a range of information sources
• use business technology to apply formatting, and incorporate graphics
• edit the draft text to ensure accuracy and clarity of information, obtain feedback on the draft and revise the draft
• apply the enterprise style guide/house style.

Details of Learning Activities

Following learning activities will be used:
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• lectures(online)
• online activities
• online research
• independent project based work
• teacher directed group activities/projects


Teaching Schedule

The course will be taught entirely online - facilitatator led learning activities with access to learning resources 24X7 using "myRMIT".

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
• Course outlines
• Lecture notes
• Reading materials
• Activities


Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
• Articles of interest
• Useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge.
Assessment in this course will involve the following activity

Task 1. Report. You are required to draft, prepare and produce a document
This task relates to Elements 1, 2, 3 & 4

Assessment Conditions
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the communication – writing field of work and include access to:
• office equipment and resources
• organisational policies and procedures
• organisational style guides.

Assessment Tasks

Following tasks will be used to assess the students:

1. Online Quiz:

2 .Research and Report Writing

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information
• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exam, prac reports, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac reports).
• Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51 or emailing to Program Co-ordinator. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected
• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

Course Overview: Access Course Overview