Design and Produce Business Documents


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Level of study: What does Vocational Education, Training mean?

Vocational Education, Training

Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Fully Online

Prerequisites: What are the prerequisites?


Availability: What is a Study period?



13 weeks

Government loans available:


Domestic student fee:

$800.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$1,025.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design and produce various business documents and publications. It includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 or 2010.


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access


Assessment details, including dates, word limits and topics, will be provided in your study materials.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. select and prepare resources
  2. design documents
  3. produce documents
  4. finalise documents.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Select and use appropriate technology and software applications to produce required business documents
2Select layout and style of publication according to information and organisational requirements
3Ensure document design is consistent with company and/or client requirements, using basic design principles
4Discuss and clarify format and style with person requesting document/publication
5Identify, open and generate files and records according to task and organisational requirements
6Design document to ensure efficient entry of information and to maximise the presentation and appearance of information
7Use a range of functions to ensure consistency of design and layout
8Operate input devices within designated requirements
9Operate input devices within designated requirements
10Complete document production within designated time lines according to organisational requirements
11Check document produced to ensure it meets task requirements for style and layout
12Store document appropriately and save document to avoid loss of data
13Use manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production
14Proofread document for readability, accuracy and consistency in language, style and layout prior to final output
15Make any modifications to document to meet requirements
16Name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data/loss damage
17Print and present document according to requirements

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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