Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: COSC5795C

Course Title: Design and Develop Text Documents

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6070 - Advanced Diploma of Business (Legal Practice)

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: 9925 5134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Maryann McNair

9925 1564

Nominal Hours: 120

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

The unit covers design and development of predominantly text-based documents using advanced features of document design software.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM304A Design and Develop Text Documents


Design text documents.

Performance Criteria:

Text document structure and layout are designed to suit the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task.

Text document is designed to enhance readability and appearance and to meet organisational task requirements for style and layout.

Stylesheets and automatic functions are used to ensure consistency of design and layout.



Establish parameters for text document design and structure.

Performance Criteria:

Organisational requirements for text-based business documents are identified to ensure consistency of style and image.

Task requirements for the design of text-based business documents are determined to meet organisation purposes.


Produce text documents.

Performance Criteria:

Advanced software functions are used to enable efficient production of text documents.

Text and other data are entered or imported, and edited to meet requirement specifications.

Text documents are previewed, adjusted and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements.

Text documents are named and stored, in accordance with organisation requirements and the application exited without information loss/damage.

Text documents are prepared within designated timelines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy.

Manuals, user documentation and on-line help are used to overcome problems with document design and production.


Use safe work practices.

Performance Criteria:

Workspace, furniture and equipment are adjusted to suit the ergonomic requirements of the user.

Work organisation meets organisational and statutory requirements for computer operation.

Energy and resource conservation techniques are used to minimise wastage in accordance with organisational and statutory requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based discussions and practical exercises in order to develop competency.  Students will learn advanced MS Word functions for use in the business environment.

Teaching Schedule

1Introduction and review of last semester 
2Section Three:  Toolbars, Page setup,Text
3Vertical Alignment, Margins, Headers/FootersText
4Automatic HypenationText
5Newspaper Columns, BookletsText

Practice Assessment

Section Four: Table AutoFormat

Text and Hub

printing credits

7Inserting and Deleting Columns, Changing Widths Text
8Inserting Rows, Merging Cells, Captions/Footnotes and Endnotes Text

Practice Assessment

Section Five: Auto Text

Text and Hub

printing credits

10Templates Text
11Mail merge Text
12Mail merge Text

Mail merge

Practice Assessment

Text and Hub

printing credits

15Final Assessment

Text and Hub

printing credits

16Assessments- Special ConsiderationText and Hub

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Cheryl Price & Julia Wix, Design and Develop Text Documents, Software Publications



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Students will complete a portfolio of evidence which includes business documents created throughout the program as well as completing documents in class under test conditions.

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assement work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students will complete 3 documents to be submitted online for assessment throughout the semester (indicated on the teaching schedule above).  These documents will assess all elements of competency and are worth a total of 30%. A description of the assessments and their due date will be available on the Hub under Assessments.

Students will also complete a practical exam (open book) covering all elements of competency in Week 15 worth 25%.

Assessment Matrix

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