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Unit of competency details

BSBITU102A - Develop keyboard skills (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBITU102 - Develop keyboard skillsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Apr/2008

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
TLI10 - TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGETRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRAINING PACKAGE 1.0-4.2 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUV03 - Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package 3.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleRelease
TLI11310 - Certificate I in LogisticsCertificate I in Logistics1-3 
SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of HospitalityAdvanced Diploma of Hospitality
SIT50313 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality
SIT50312 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality1-3 
SIT50307 - Diploma of HospitalityDiploma of Hospitality
SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and ResortsCertificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
SIT40707 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)
SIT40607 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations)Certificate IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
SIT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)Certificate IV in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
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Accredited courses that have this unit in the completion mapping

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91436NSW - Diploma of Aboriginal StudiesDiploma of Aboriginal Studies 
22235VIC - Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) 
22076VIC - Certificate II in Work PreparationCertificate II in Work Preparation 
21859VIC - Certificate I in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiytCertificate I in Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt 
21772VIC - Certificate I in General Education for AdultsCertificate I in General Education for Adults 
21771VIC - Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory)Certificate I in General Education for Adults (Introductory) 
10342NAT - Certificate IV in Justice (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Certificate IV in Justice (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) 
10253NAT - Certificate II in Women's EducationCertificate II in Women's Education 
10098NAT - Certificate III in Vocational and Study PathwaysCertificate III in Vocational and Study Pathways 
10097NAT - Certificate I in Preparation for Work and StudyCertificate I in Preparation for Work and Study 
10096NAT - Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Study (Introductory)Certificate I in Preparation for Work and Study (Introductory) 
10088NAT - Certificate I in Access to Work and TrainingCertificate I in Access to Work and Training 
10087NAT - Certificate I in Access to Work and Training (Introductory)Certificate I in Access to Work and Training (Introductory) 
10079NAT - Certificate II in Foundation English Language SkillsCertificate II in Foundation English Language Skills 
10077NAT - Certificate II in Skills for Work and StudyCertificate II in Skills for Work and Study 
10076NAT - Certificate II in Foundations for Vocational and Further StudyCertificate II in Foundations for Vocational and Further Study 

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080903 Keyboard Skills  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080903 Keyboard Skills  25/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop basic keyboard skills using touch typing techniques.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to individuals developing skills and knowledge of basic keyboarding techniques in preparation for working in a broad range of settings.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Use safe work practices

1.1. Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user ergonomic requirements 

1.2. Ensure work organisation  meets organisational and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for computer operation

2. Identify and develop keyboard skills

2.1. Identify and apply keyboard functions for both alpha and numeric keyboard functions

2.2. Apply touch typing technique  to complete a task

2.3. Develop speed and accuracy  in accordance with workplace requirements for level of responsibility

3. Check accuracy

3.1. Proofread document carefully to identify errors

3.2. Amend document, correct errors and complete a final accuracy check

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication skills to identify lines of communication, to request advice, to effectively question, to follow instructions and to receive feedback
  • literacy skills to identify work requirements, to comprehend basic workplace documents, and to produce and proofread simple documents
  • problem-solving skills to solve routine problems in the workplace, while under direct supervision
  • technology skills to use equipment safely while under direction, and to use basic keyboard, touch typing and mouse skills to produce simple documents.

Required knowledge 

  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all forms of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as OHS
  • organisational benchmarks for keyboarding.

Evidence Guide

EVIDENCE GUIDE 

The Evidence Guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • applying touch typing technique to enter alphanumeric characters
  • safely using keyboard.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources
  • access to examples of workplace documentation.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • demonstration of techniques
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of keyboard operations and functions
  • review of completed documents.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • BSBITU101A Operate a personal computer
  • other general administration units.

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Ergonomic requirements  may include:

  • avoiding radiation from computer screens
  • chair height, seat and back adjustment
  • document holder
  • footrest
  • keyboard and mouse position
  • lighting
  • noise minimisation
  • posture
  • screen position
  • workstation height and layout

Work organisation  may include:

  • exercise breaks
  • mix of repetitive and other activities
  • rest periods
  • visual display unit (VDU) eye testing

Touch typing technique  may vary according to:

  • level of competency of operator
  • workplace requirements

Speed and accuracy  must be:

  • consistent with degree of experience of operator
  • relevant to level of responsibility

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Information and Communications Technology - IT Use

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units