Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy (Superseded)

Note: BSBITU307_2013 is superseded by BSBTEC101

This unit is an accredited training resource consistent with the Nationally Recognised Training requirements for Vocational Education and Training (VET) and is ideal for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) in Australia. It consists of Learning Resource Material (instructional theory), an Assessment Workbook, and information about assessment mapping to the Performance Criteria, Knowledge Evidence, and Performance Evidence requirements of this accredited unit.

Our BSBITU307 training product is available for purchase as a hardcopy (printed) book in both Learner Guide and Trainer/Assessor Guide variants. This unit is available for enrolment and online training/assessment via Catapult LMS (Learning Management System). NOTE: If you are a training provider, please do your own validation, in accordance with your Training and Assessment Strategy (TAS).

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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.

Unit mapping information

This unit supersedes BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

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

Foundation skills

This unit contains foundation skills

Unit sector or competency field

Information and Communications Technology—IT Use

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the information and communications technology IT use field of work and include access to:

  • relevant workplace documentation, including

  • organisational policies and procedures

  • relevant legislation

  • workplace resources, including industry software packages.

Assessment materials used for 5-minute keyboarding speed and accuracy timings must adhere to the following guidelines.

The subject of the test copy may of a business or social nature.

The test material must consist of continuous text without headings, enumerations or formatting features.

Syllabic intensity
The average syllabic intensity of the test material must range between 1.4 and 1.6 syllables per dictionary word.

Technical words, infrequently used words, commonly used words
The test material must not contain an unusually high proportion of highly technical, infrequently used words or commonly used words.

Numbers and signs
The test material may include numbers, signs and uppercase words, provided that they do not constitute more than one per cent of the total number of words.

If the passage has a title, it does not form part of the test.

The test material must be long enough to enable the individual to continue keying in previously unseen material for the duration of the test.

Warm up exercise
Individuals must have the opportunity to use a warm-up exercise.

The automatic correction function may be used when completing a timing using a software package. Spell check cannot be used to correct errors at the completion of a timing.

On successful completion of this unit of competency, individuals may be issued with a speed and accuracy statement by a qualified workplace assessor or trainer.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

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