BSBITU309

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

It applies to individuals who work in a range of environments, which may include providing administrative support within an enterprise, or who may be technical or knowledge experts responsible for production of their own documents.

Topics:

  1. Prepare to produce desktop published documents
  2. Set up desktop published document
  3. Create desktop published document
  4. Finalise desktop published document

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • follow organisational and safe work practices including:
    • ergonomic requirements
    • energy and resource conservation techniques
  • adhere to organisational requirements by:
    • ensuring consistency of style and image
    • logically sequencing data
    • producing documents within designated timelines
    • naming and storing documents
  • adhere to task requirements when producing documents including:
    • applying consistent formatting
    • using appropriate templates and master pages
    • using correct layouts
  • resolve any issues including:
    • formatting issues
    • errors and omissions
    • problems with design or production
    • use appropriate data storage options
    • apply knowledge of functions and features of contemporary computer applications
    • communicate with relevant personnel

Demonstrate knowledge of:

  • energy and resource conservation techniques
  • organisational requirements for ergonomics, work periods and breaks
  • the contents and purpose of organisational style guides
  • the purposes, uses and functions of desktop publishing software
  • various formatting styles and their effect on formatting, readability and appearance of documents

Nominal hours = 50 hours