Occupational Studies – Using Office Technology

Unit 14 – Using Office Equipment


This unit is suitable for those who wish to gain a basic knowledge and understanding of administration practice together with the skills necessary to pursue careers as secretaries, administrators, receptionists, call centre personnel.


The unit is divided into three sections:

  1. Identify and show the purpose of major items of office equipment
  2. Use photocopier safely and effectively
  3. Use a computer to produce documents


Throughout the course you will:

  • learn how to operate and take care of office equipment
  • learn how to prepare and photocopy basic documents
  • develop proof reading skills and take pride in your work at all times
  • be made aware of the Health and Safety issues involved in using equipment and the need to use resources efficiently
  • develop and enhance IT skills within the office setting


Assessment:             This will be through coursework and keeping a record book.  There is NO external examination.