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Develop integration blueprint for IT systems

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Version 1.0
Issue Date: April 2019

This unit applies to individuals in senior roles in the development environment who are required to integrate a series of components.

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to document and maintain details of the technology and architectural components incorporated into the integration blueprint for an IT system.

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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:

identify and capture technical design changes important for future integration activities on a particular platform

avoid integration activities that have been previously performed.

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:

design specifications

high-level diagrammatic view of the main system components

appropriate learning and assessment support when required

modified equipment 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:

evaluation of systematic methods used to identify and select tests from component test suites to form integration test suites

review of reusable integration infrastructure to build an integration test platform to cope with integration of diversified components

verbal or written questioning to assess candidate’s knowledge of:

system components

integration activities.

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

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Assessment Tasks

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Required skills

analytical skills to apply a range of test procedures

communication skills to liaise with clients and suppliers

literacy skills to review and write technical documents and keep accurate records

problem-solving skills to develop strategic initiatives and manage risk

technical skills to test components for functionality.

Required knowledge

sources of technology suppliers and components

overview knowledge of:

current industry development and design methodologies

current industry-accepted hardware and software products, features and capabilities

current industry-accepted testing procedures

stress load testing.

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.

Requirements may relate to:




people in the organisation



Specifications may include:

current system functionality


project plan

software requirements

technical requirements

user problem statement.

Components may include:

file system object in Windows operating systems

transactional processing component.

Component technologies may include:


component object model (COM)

common object request broker architecture (CORBA)

distributed component object model (DCOM)




Modifications may include:

board and chip revisions

custom-designed components

distribution release details

driver and firmware revisions

internal or external hardware model information

software patches and upgrades

software versions

telecommunications hardware and software version details.

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Review technical architecture documents, supplemented with discussions where necessary 
Identify and evaluate technical considerations that cover the overall requirements and provide best technical fit against requirements 
Update the integration blueprint according to best-fit technical specifications 
Assemble components and component technologies according to design specifications 
Test components for functionality against design specifications 
Identify non-compliance against technical specifications 
Update the integration blueprint to reflect functionality and non-compliance changes 
Identify the scope of modifications required from compatibility test 
Negotiate modifications required with the suppliers, based on outcomes of compatibility test 
Update the integration blueprint to reflect modifications to risk areas 
Continue integration activities until platform is stable 
4.2 Evaluate the platform's compliance against technical requirements 
Update the integration blueprint for stress testing 


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