OFFICE PROFESSIONAL

BUS1OPX

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide you with the opportunity to develop the essential written and verbal communication, and interpersonal, skills required by all business professionals.  You will consolidate your skills in the basic functions of office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint before moving on to the application of manual and automatic advanced features.  You will also learn how to efficiently and professionally plan and produce a range of documents both for success as a university student as well as a working professional.  With a particular focus on professional practices, this subject is designed to develop your research, critical thinking, planning, communication and interpersonal skills, and will engage you in thinking about professional practices in business and academic work.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must be enrolled in one of the following courses: LBAB, LBABM, LBABK, LDAB, LAAB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsOffice Professional Learner ResourcePrescribedDidasko Digital, 2017Didasko Group

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research business document formats used by business professionals

Activities:
Research software applications and functions online
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Identify and analyse to provide solutions to business tasks

Activities:
Select appropriate tools to create appropriate documentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Research, plan and structure an extended discourse, in printed and digital genres relevant to business

Activities:
Structure and plan formal and informal communication mediums
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Communicate effectively to a culturally-diverse audience through clearly structure and formatted written communication in a professional report format

Activities:
Compose and compile clearly structured and formatted reports. Writing documentation for diverse audiences
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

05. Communicate effectively to a culturally-diverse audience through various professional oral and written communication m

Activities:
Teamwork workplace simulation exercise (role play presentation) supported via webinars and discussion forums are used to encourage interaction between students and the academic staff for peer group learning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

06. Engage with digital technologies and software, including the LMS to source information, plan, organise and manage professional documentation

Activities:
Use Microsoft Office suite to produce professional business documentation. Source information, plan and organise documents
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

07. Search for information and instruction for undertaking advanced software functions

Activities:
Research software applications and functions online in order to utilise advanced software features in business documentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 15 - 26
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 15 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 39
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 28 to week 39 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06

Online, 2018, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Report (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 02, 03, 06, 07
Project (equivalent to 1,500 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
Group Presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)To be submitted via Turnitin in the LMS link provided and a group presentation assessed through Zoom/Skype or similar program20 02, 06, 07
Short answer tests (equivalent to 500 words)Three multiple-choice tests conducted online10 02, 03, 05, 06