Typing Testing Verification Certification Australian Standard No.2708/2001 Added on Wednesday, August 02, 2006
The Australian Standard™ Keyboarding speed tests AS 2708-2001, was prepared by Committee MS-016, Keyboarding and Shorthand Speed Tests. It was approved on 2 March 2001 and published on 20 March 2001.
The Standard provides a test method that facilitates the comparison of individual keyboarding speeds and is designed for use by human resources departments, employment agencies, data processing, business and secretarial schools and similar bodies.
The Standards specifies the test material, the equipment, the environment and how to conduct and score the test. The Standard does not enable comparisons to be made between speeds achieved on different types of equipment, such as computer and electronic typewriters. However it will enable employers to confidently compare speeds achieved by different persons on particular equipment.
Description: Students receive a printed statement on company certificate indicating the speed and accuracy results according to Australian Standard 2708.
Students are given several opportunities to be tested. Students are also given the opportunity to spend a few minutes warming up and familiarizing themselves with the computer equipment used. (see practice test)
The typing test is carried out under test conditions and is marked according to Australian Standard 2708. Choose the test of 5 minutes duration.
Most companies require about 40 WPM with an accuracy of 98%, this is shown on the certificate.