Produce complex desktop published 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 BSBITU404A, 'Produce complex desktop published 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



1. Prepare to produce desktop published documents

1.1. Use safe work practices including addressing ergonomic requirements and using work organisation strategies

1.2. Use energy and resource conservation techniques

1.3. Identify document purpose, audience, presentation and final output requirements, and clarify with relevant personnel as required

1.4. Identify organisational and task requirements for desktop published documents to ensure consistency of style and image

2. Design desktop published documents

2.1. Design document to enhance readability and appearance, according to organisational and task requirements

2.2. Determine document type and assess production and design requirements

2.3. Set up and use master pages, templates and styles to ensure consistency of design and layout

2.4. Set up colour palettes according to organisational and task requirements

3. Create desktop published documents

3.1. Prepare, format and enter required text

3.2. Import text from other applications and resolve any formatting issues

3.3. Scan or import graphics from other applications and resolve any formatting issues

3.4. Use complex software functions to arrange text and graphics on page, according to organisational and task requirements

4. Finalise desktop published documents

4.1. Ensure pages. and combined graphics and text are composed correctly, to suit organisational and task requirements

4.2. Check that numerical sequencing and laydown of document is correct, to meet binding and finishing requirements

4.3. Incorporate bleed allowance in margins and borders

5. Produce desktop published documents

5.1. Review text for possible errors and omissions, and resolve any issues

5.2. Produce completed document in line with required final output

5.3. Name and store text documents, in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without information loss/damage

5.4. Prepare text documents within designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy

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

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBITU404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50308 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)
  • CPC50210 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • BSB41007 - Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • BSB40507 - Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB40207 - Certificate IV in Business
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP61010 - Advanced Diploma of Translating
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • CUS40309 - Certificate IV in Music Business
  • AHC40510 - Certificate IV in Parks and Gardens
  • AHC40110 - Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC40410 - Certificate IV in Horticulture
  • AHC41010 - Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • SFI40311 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry (Environmental Management)
  • SFI40211 - Certificate IV in Fishing Operations
  • SFI40111 - Certificate IV in Aquaculture
  • SFI40511 - Certificate IV in Seafood Processing
  • SFI40611 - Certificate IV in Seafood Industry Sales and Distribution