This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and develop predominantly text based documents using advanced features of word processing software.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - communication skills to clarify requirements of documents; - editing and proofreading skills to check own work for accuracy against original; - keyboarding skills to enter text and numerical data; - literacy skills to read and understand the organisation's procedures, and to use models to produce a range of documents, and; - problem-solving skills to use processes flexibly and interchangeably. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - formatting styles and their impact on formatting, readability and appearance of documents; - organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks, and conservation techniques; - organisational style guide, and; - purposes, uses and functions of word processing software.

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