BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documents


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

Vocational Education, Training

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Delivery Method: What does delivery method mean?

Web Supplemented

Prerequisites: What are the prerequisites?


Availability: What is a Study period?



13 weeks

Government loans available:


Domestic student fee:

$960.00 (AUD)

International student fee:

$1,210.00 (AUD)


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowedge 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.

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


There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Special Requirements

  • Broadband access


  • Assessment — Assignment (50%)
  • Exercises — Exercises (50%)

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. select and prepare resources
  2. select and use appropriate technology and software applications to produce required business documents
  3. select layout and style of publication according to information and organisational requirements
  4. ensure document design is consistent with company and/or client requirements, using basic design principles
  5. discuss and clarify format and style with person requesting document/publication
  6. design document
  7. identify, open and generate files and records according to task and organisational requirements
  8. design document to ensure efficient entry of information and to maximise the presentation and appearance of information
  9. use a range of functions to ensure consistency of design and layout
  10. operate input devices within designated requirements
  11. produce document
  12. complete document production within designated time lines according to organisational requirements
  13. check document produced to ensure it meets task requirements for style and layout
  14. store document appropriately and save document to avoid loss of data
  15. use manuals, training booklets and/or help-desks to overcome basic difficulties with document design and production
  16. finalise document
  17. proofread document for readability, accuracy and consistency in language, style and layout prior to final output
  18. make any modifications to document to meet requirements
  19. name and store document in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data/loss damage
  20. print and present document according to requirements.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1Select and prepare resources
2Design document
3Produce document
4Finalise document

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • FAQs
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

Relevant Courses

This unit is an approved elective 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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