This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish standards for the design and production of organisational documents and to manage document design and production processes to ensure agreed standards are met.  It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who require well-developed skills in the use of a range of software packages. They use these skills to establish, document and implement consistent standards of document design within an organisation.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - identify the organisational needs, requirements and information technology capabilities relevant to the design and production of documents; - establish documentation standards to meet organisational requirements; - design, test and amend document templates; - develop and implement documentation and training to support use of standard templates and macros, and; - monitor the implementation of standard documentation templates and macros and make improvements in line with organisational requirements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe document production processes; - identify costs involved with the implementation of standard documentation; - explain the software applications relevant to document design and development in the organisation; - identify key provisions of relevant legislation and regulations, codes and standards affecting document production; - outline organisational policies and procedures relating to document production, and; - list sources of expertise available externally to the organisation or workgroup.

Where to next?

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.