Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

ICAB4171B Mapping and Delivery Guide
Develop cascading style sheets

Version 1.0
Issue Date: September 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency ICAB4171B - Develop cascading style sheets
Description This unit defines the competency required to develop cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document in order to externally define and control styles to enhance and achieve commonality between web documents.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Employability Skills This unit contains employability skills.
Learning Outcomes and Application
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.
Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Define styles
  • Identify and document the purpose of the mark-up language document
  • Identify and document appropriate styles that are to be controlled by the CSS
  • Define and document the styles in accordance with established design or business guidelines
       
Element: Produce CSS
  • Produce CSS using the determined styles
       
Element: Attach CSS to new markup language documents
  • Start new mark-up language document
  • Attach CSS to document
  • Produce document, applying styles from CSS
  • Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document
       
Element: Attach CSS to existing markup language documents
  • Open existing mark-up language document
  • Attach CSS to document
  • Apply styles from CSS to document, removing redundant tags
  • Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document
       
Element: Edit CSS
  • Edit CSS and confirm changes in attached document
       
Element: Validate CSS
  • Validate that the website functions correctly and that the styles satisfy the purpose of the document
  • Validate that the website functions correctly using different browsers
       


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 following is essential:

Assessment must confirm the ability to develop an appropriate presentation style for an HTML document using embedded or linked CSS. Presentation conforms to web accessibility guidelines and meets the business needs and is signed off.

To demonstrate competency in this unit the person will require access to:

Computer

Application for creating CSS

CSS enhanced browser

Aesthetic presentation brief

HTML documents to have CSS applied to them

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Cascading style sheets are a comprehensive way to deliver complex, interactive websites and provides an opportunity to create a portal that meets a range of client and user needs.

The breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills in this competency would cover a broad range of varied activities or application in a wider variety of contexts most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance would be involved when organising activities of self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.

Assessment must ensure:

Performance of a broad range of skilled applications including the requirement to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills would be characteristic.

Applications may involve responsibility for, and limited organisation of, others.

Method of assessment

The purpose of this unit is to define the standard of performance to be achieved in the workplace. In undertaking training and assessment activities related to this unit, consideration should be given to the implementation of appropriate diversity and accessibility practices in order to accommodate people who may have special needs. Additional guidance on these and related matters is provided in ICA05 Section 1.

Competency in this unit should be assessed using summative assessment to ensure consistency of performance in a range of contexts. This unit can be assessed either in the workplace or in a simulated environment. However, simulated activities must closely reflect the workplace to enable full demonstration of competency.

The assessment of this unit of competency will usually include observation of CSS generation and the CSS results.

Assessment will usually include observation of real or simulated work processes and procedures and/or performance in a project context as well as questioning on underpinning knowledge and skills. The questioning of team members, supervisors, subordinates, peers and clients where appropriate may provide valuable input to the assessment process. The interdependence of units for assessment purposes may vary with the particular project or scenario.

Guidance information for assessment

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

An individual demonstrating this competency would be able to:

Demonstrate understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts

Apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems

Identify and apply skill and knowledge areas to a wide variety of contexts, with depth in some areas

Identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources

Take responsibility for own outputs in relation to specified quality standards

Take limited responsibility for the quantity and quality of the output of others

Develop CSS style sheets that streamline website experiences or enhance interaction with the end user.

The scope and complexity of knowledge and skills is dependent on the tasks undertaken as part of compiling and running applications

Maintain knowledge of industry products and services


Submission Requirements

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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

HTML development

Application of software needed for cascading style sheets (CSS)

Select and use a CSS enhanced browser

Required knowledge

Website architecture

Using a mark-up language

Basic design principles

Software and tools are selected to meet specifications

Australian Computer Society Code of Ethics

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.

Businessguidelines may include but are not limited to:

personal use of emails and internet access

content of emails

downloading information and accessing particular websites

opening mail with attachments

virus risk

Browsers may include but is not limited to:

Netscape Navigator

Internet Explorer

Mozilla

Opera

Galleon

Phoenix

Konqueror

Lynx

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
Identify and document the purpose of the mark-up language document 
Identify and document appropriate styles that are to be controlled by the CSS 
Define and document the styles in accordance with established design or business guidelines 
Produce CSS using the determined styles 
Start new mark-up language document 
Attach CSS to document 
Produce document, applying styles from CSS 
Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document 
Open existing mark-up language document 
Attach CSS to document 
Apply styles from CSS to document, removing redundant tags 
Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document 
Edit CSS and confirm changes in attached document 
Validate that the website functions correctly and that the styles satisfy the purpose of the document 
Validate that the website functions correctly using different browsers 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

ICAB4171B - Develop cascading style sheets
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Assessment Record Sheet

ICAB4171B - Develop cascading style sheets

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