Use information technology systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AURAKA001, 'Use information technology systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold and italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare to use workplace IT system

1.1 Safe work practices and procedures to be applied when using workplace IT system are identified

1.2 Workplace procedures, manuals or specific instructions relating to the use of IT system and manufacturer or component supplier software are accessed and interpreted

2. Use IT system functions

2.1 Workplace IT system and software applications are accessed and operated according to manufacturer or component supplier instructions and workplace procedures

2.2 Keyboard skills are used accurately to carry out the entry, manipulation and retrieval of data and information according to workplace procedures

2.3 Data is transmitted according to electronic data interchange (EDI) procedures

2.4 Save and back-up procedures are carried out regularly according to workplace procedures

3. Edit or update data and information in IT system

3.1 Data and information on IT system to be edited or updated are identified using appropriate sources

3.2 Data and information are edited or updated and checked for accuracy and completeness before saving or backing up according to workplace procedures

4. Solve problems relating to IT system

4.1 Equipment, hardware or software faults are identified and rectified where possible and within scope of own role, or reported to relevant persons according to workplace procedures

4.2 Assistance with any routine IT problems that arise is positively and actively provided to others within scope of own role and where appropriate

4.3 Established workplace maintenance programs for hardware and software systems are followed according to manufacturer or component supplier specifications and workplace procedures