Design and develop complex text documents

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBITU401, 'Design and develop complex text documents'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to produce word processed documents

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are met

1.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required

1.3 Identify organisational requirements for textbased business documents to ensure consistency of style and image

1.4 Evaluate complex technical functions of software for its usefulness in fulfilling requirements of the task

1.5 Match document requirements with software functions to provide efficient production of documents

2. Design complex documents

2.1 Design document structure and layout to suit purpose, audience and information requirements of task

2.2 Design document to enhance readability and appearance, and to meet organisational and task requirements for style and layout

2.3 Use complex software functions to enable efficient manipulation of information and other material, and ensure consistency of design and layout

2.4 Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with document design and production

3. Add complex tables and other data

3.1 Insert a standard table into document, changing cells to meet information requirements

3.2 Format rows and columns as required

3.3 Insert images and other data, formatting as required

4. Produce documents

4.1 Use complex operations to develop documents, and achieve required results

4.2 Preview, adjust and print documents in accordance with organisational and task requirements

4.3 Name and store documents in accordance with organisational requirements and exit application without information loss/damage

4.4 Prepare documents within designated timelines and for speed and accuracy