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COIT40206 Computing Skills for University
Computing Skills for University
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General Information


On completion of this unit, students should be able to use a word processor to format the layout of an academic essay and a report. The students should be able to use a spreadsheet to complete a workbook, create simple formula, apply simple functions as well as create and format charts. The students should be able to use the Internet, negotiate a Learning Management System and communicate using email at an academic level. Students should also be able to create a basic Power Point presentation appropriate for university units.


Career Level: Non-award
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Non-award unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 30%
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 10%
4. Practical Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Students


One hour online Zooms are not long enough.


Increase live Moodle Zoom sessions to two hours.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations


Voice over on some video lessons sound a bit monotonous.


Continue to revise and update older videos.

Feedback from Unit Evaluations


Consistent positive feedback on the value of weekly consolidation activities.


Continue to promote the value of completing consolidation activities as a learning tool and encourage students to use them as valuable formative learning.

Feedback from Students


Consistent positive feedback on the Fast Track delivery mode.


Continue Fast Track mode of study maintaining fast turnaround of marking and feedback.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Produce an appropriately formatted academic essay.
  2. Produce an appropriately formatted basic academic report.
  3. Perform basic spreadsheet operations and create charts.
  4. Create an electronic presentation using appropriate software.
  5. Perform basic operations using email and the Learning Management System provided.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 10%
4 - Practical Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Self Management
2 - Communication
3 - Information Literacy
4 - Information Technology Competence
5 - Problem Solving
6 - Critical Thinking
7 - Cross-Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical Practice
9 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment - 20%
2 - Practical Assessment - 30%
3 - Practical Assessment - 10%
4 - Practical Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



STEPS COIT40206 Computing Skills for University Textbook Sixth (2020)

Edition: Sixth (2020)
Authors: School of Access Education
CQUniversity Australia
Binding: Website Link

Additional Textbook Information

A current printable version of both the PC and MAC textbooks can be found on the COIT40206 Moodle site. Printed versions are not available for purchase from the CQUniversity Bookshop. It is strongly recommended that you print your own copy, specific to the computer system you will be using for the unit (PC or MAC). Your Access Co-ordinator will provide advice on printing options.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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