Course Title: Write simple documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OFFC5265C

Course Title: Write simple documents

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 30

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, draft and review a basic document before writing the final version.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWRT301A Write simple documents


1. Plan document

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Determine audience and purpose for the document
1.2. Determine format and structure
1.3. Establish key points for inclusion
1.4. Identify organisational requirements
1.5. Establish method of communication
1.6. Establish means of communication


2. Draft document

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Develop draft document to communicate key points
2.2. Obtain and include any required additional information


3. Review document

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Check draft for suitability of tone for audience, purpose, format and communication style
3.2. Check draft for readability, grammar, spelling, and sentence and paragraph construction
3.3. Check draft for sequencing and structure
3.4. Check draft to ensure it meets organisational requirements
3.5. Ensure draft is proofread, where appropriate, by supervisor or colleague


4. Write final document

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Make and proofread necessary changes
4.2. Ensure document is sent to intended recipient
4.3. File copy of document in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number Topic                                                                 






Session  1 Plan document,&draft resume Hand out process to Plan ,& Draft  resume 1.1,1.2,1.3 1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2. Assessments 1& 2
Session 2 Review document , Resume Review & present alterations 3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5 
Session 3Produce final document , ResumeSubmit final Document , Resume 4.1,4.2,4.3.Assessment 3
Session 4 Plan document & draft of  written cover letter Hand out process to Plan & Draft cover letter1.1,1.2,1.3 1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2. Assessment 4 & 5
Session 5 Review , Cover Letter Review & present alterations3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5  
Session 6 Produce final document , Cover Letter Submit final document , Cover Letter4.1,4.2,4.3. Assessment 6
Session 7 Plan &Draft Material listHand out process to Plan & Draft Material list 1.1,1.2,1.3 1.4,1.5,1.6,2.1,2.2.Assessment 7 & 8
Session 7 Review , Material list Review & present alterations3.1,3.2,3.3,3.4,3.5  
Session 8 Produce final document , Material list Submit final document , Material List 4.1,4.2,4.3.Assessment 9


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

Examples of documents 

Jobs on campus


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Plan resume                                                      ( Weighting 11% )
2. Assessment 2 - Draft Resume                                                    ( Weighting 11% )

3. Assessment 3 - final document Resume                                  ( Weighting 11% )

4. Assessment 4 - plan Cover Letter                                               ( Weighting 11% )

5. Assessment 5 - Draft Cover letter                                                ( Weighting 11% )

6. Assessment 6 - Final Document Cover Letter                           ( Weighting 11% )

7. Assessment 7 - Plan Material list                                                 ( Weighting 11% )

8. Assessment 8 - Draft Material list                                                 ( Weighting 11% )

9. Assessment 9 - Final Document Material List                            ( Weighting 12% )
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                Element/ PC                                                              Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1                     -1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.                                                11%                     
Assessment 2                     -2.1, 2.1.                                                                               11%

Assessment 3                     -3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.                                 11%    

Assessment 4                     -1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.                                                 11%                          
Assessment 5                     -2.1, 2.1.                                                                                11% 

Assessment 6                     -3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.                                  11%

Assessment 7                     -1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.                                                 11%

Assessment 8                     -2.1, 2.1.                                                                                11%

Assessment 9                     -3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.                                  12%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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