This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop keyboard skills with speed and accuracy using touch-typing techniques.

It applies to individuals operating in a range of environments who are required to enter text and data with speed and accuracy. Individuals may provide administrative support within an organisation, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own word processed documents.


  1. Use safe work practices
  2. Identify and develop keyboard skills
  3. Check accuracy

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • develop keyboard speed and accuracy in accordance with workplace, ergonomic, and work health and safety requirements
  • complete a minimum of two 5-minute keyboarding speed and accuracy timings with at least 98% accuracy
  • accurately proofread and amend documents

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • key provisions of work health and safety (WHS) legislation that impact developing keyboard skills
  • ergonomic requirements applicable to developing keyboard skills

Nominal hours = 50 hours