Assessor Resource

ICAICT207A
Integrate commercial computing packages

Assessment tool

Version 1.0
Issue Date: July 2014


This unit applies to information and communications technology (ICT) personnel who need to combine several different software applications to produce an integrated document within a small office or larger similar environment. The integration of software packages and their presentation are key components of any ICT business or office environment.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manipulate, convert and integrate data between two or more different commercial software applications.

You may want to include more information here about the target group and the purpose of the assessments (eg formative, summative, recognition)

Prerequisites

Not applicable.


Employability Skills

This unit contains employability skills.




Evidence Required

List the assessment methods to be used and the context and resources required for assessment. Copy and paste the relevant sections from the evidence guide below and then re-write these in plain English.

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

Evidence of the ability to:

select appropriate software and file formats

create mailing list and merge with another document

manipulate, convert and integrate data between commercial application software following organisational procedures.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:

use of PC and printer

use of software currently used in industry

documents detailing organisational style guide and policy

documents or information containing data suitable for use with multiple computing packages

appropriate learning and assessment support when required.

Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with special needs.

Method of assessment

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

verbal or written questioning to assess candidate’s knowledge of required software applications

direct observation of candidate converting and integrating data between commercial software applications

review of data or documents prepared by candidate demonstrating a wide range of features from integrated packages.

Guidance information for assessment

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, where appropriate.

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate, and suitable to the communication skill level, language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Indigenous people and other people from a non-English speaking background may need additional support.

In cases where practical assessment is used it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess required knowledge.


Submission Requirements

List each assessment task's title, type (eg project, observation/demonstration, essay, assingnment, checklist) and due date here

Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

Copy and paste from the following data to produce each assessment task. Write these in plain English and spell out how, when and where the task is to be carried out, under what conditions, and what resources are needed. Include guidelines about how well the candidate has to perform a task for it to be judged satisfactory.

Required skills

communication skills to:

communicate with peers and supervisors

seek assistance and expert advice

literacy skills to:

interpret user manuals and help functions

read and write basic workplace documents

OHS awareness skills:

desktop layout

keyboard techniques

monitor and chair positioning

mouse usage

problem-solving skills to address application management and help function usage issues when using applications

technical skills to:

operate a personal computer (PC) and printer

use commercial computing packages

use a keyboard to enter text and numerical data

link documents.

Required knowledge

current business practices related to preparing reports

features and functions of commercial computing packages

import and export software functions

processes for linking documents

OHS principles and responsibilities for ergonomics

software packages used by the organisation

strategies for integrating commercial computing packages

use of input and output devices.

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Software may include:

commercial software applications

organisation-specific software.

Software application package may include:

database

email

graphics

spreadsheet

Word.

Format may include:

saving the document as another type of document, such as:

comma separated values

HTML

text

XML.

Objects may include:

graphics

other documents

pictures

sound.

Disk may include:

CD, DVD or blu-ray

storage devices:

external, such as universal serial bus (USB) flash drive

internal.

Copy and paste from the following performance criteria to create an observation checklist for each task. When you have finished writing your assessment tool every one of these must have been addressed, preferably several times in a variety of contexts. To ensure this occurs download the assessment matrix for the unit; enter each assessment task as a column header and place check marks against each performance criteria that task addresses.

Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
1.1 Identify the task requirement 
1.2 Select appropriate software and file formats to perform required work 
1.3 Obtain organisational documentation, such as procedures, manuals and guides and use when appropriate 
2.1 Create a mailing list using a database, spreadsheet or address book, and merge mailing list with another document 
2.2 Use software application package conversion tool to convert data from one format to another to enable additional work on the converted data 
2.3 Save data to a new file format 
2.4 Import objects from another software application package and modify as required to produce a required outcome 
2.5 Export data to another software application package to produce a required outcome 
2.6 Create a link between one software application package and another, and use this to update information to a document 
3.1 Save data to disk 
3.2 Convert data to a new file format 
3.3 Re-access data and check information 
3.4 Access user help documentation or other resources for basic difficulties with software application package 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

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