This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce desktop published documents.

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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; - culturally appropriate communication skills to relate to people from diverse backgrounds and people with diverse abilities; - 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 or exemplars to produce a range of documents, and; - problem-solving skills to edit documents and to resolve issues of consistency of design.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - energy and resource conservation techniques; - organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks; - organisational style guides; - purposes, uses and functions of desktop publishing software, and; - styles and their effect on formatting, readability and appearance of document.

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