Operate a word processing application

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 ICAU1129B, 'Operate a word processing application'.
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. Create documents

1.1. Open word processing application and create/open document and add data according to informationrequirements

1.2. Use document templates as required

1.3. Use simple formatting tools when creating the document

1.4. Save document to correct directory

2. Customise basic settings to meet page layout conventions

2.1. Adjust page layout to meet information requirements

2.2. Open and view different toolbars

2.3. Change fontformat to suit the purpose of the document

2.4. Change alignment and line spacing according to document informationrequirements

2.5. Modify margins to suit the purpose of the document

2.6. Open and switch between several documents

3. Format document

3.1. Use formattingfeatures and styles as required

3.2. Highlight and copy text from another area in the document or from another active document

3.3. Insert headers and footers to incorporate all necessary data

3.4. Save document in another file format

3.5. Save and close document to disk

4. Create tables

4.1. Insert a standard table into a document

4.2. Change cells to meet information requirements

4.3. Insert and delete columns and rows as necessary

4.4. Use formatting tools according to style requirements

5. Add images

5.1. Insert appropriate images in a document and customise as necessary

5.2. Position and resize images to meet the document formatting needs

6. Use mail merge

6.1. Create simple mailing list in layout suitable for merging

6.2. Create or select another document for merging

6.3. Mail merge list with other document

7. Print documents

7.1. Preview document in print preview mode

7.2. Select basic print settings

7.3. Print document or part of the document from printer

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAU1129B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying
  • SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS10110 - Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30810 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • CPP20111 - Certificate II in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • ICA10105 - Certificate I in Information Technology