Operate a personal computer

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 BSBITU101A, 'Operate a personal computer'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a personal computer' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Start computer, system information and features

1.1. Adjust workspace, furniture and equipment to suit user ergonomic requirements

1.2. Ensure work organisation meets organisational and occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for computer operation

1.3. Start computer or log on according to user procedures

1.4. Identify basic functions and features using system information

1.5. Customise desktop configuration, if necessary, with assistance from appropriate persons

1.6. Use help functions as required

2. Navigate and manipulate desktop environment

2.1. Open, close and access features by selecting correct desktop icons

2.2. Open, resize and close desktop windows by using correct window functions and roles

2.3. Create shortcuts from the desktop, if necessary, with assistance from appropriate persons

3. Organise files using basic directory and folder structures

3.1. Create folders/subfolders with suitable names

3.2. Save files with suitable names in appropriate folders

3.3. Rename and move folders/subfolders and files as required

3.4. Identify folder/subfolder and file attributes

3.5. Move folders/subfolders and files using cut and paste, and drag and drop techniques

3.6. Save folders/subfolders and files to appropriate media where necessary

3.7. Search for folders/subfolders and files using appropriate software tools

3.8. Restore deleted folder/subfolders and files as necessary

4. Print information

4.1. Print information from installed printer

4.2. View progress of print jobs and delete as required

4.3. Change default printer if installed and required

5. Shut down computer

5.1. Close all open applications

5.2. Shut-down computer according to user procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBITU101A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LMF21008 - Certificate II in Blinds and Awnings
  • PUA32709 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • PUA21110 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Military Skills)
  • AUR20205 - Certificate II in Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturing
  • AUR10105 - Certificate I in Automotive
  • BSB10107 - Certificate I in Business
  • BSB20207 - Certificate II in Customer Contact
  • MTM30811 - Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)
  • MTM20311 - Certificate II in Meat Processing (Meat Retailing)
  • TLI11310 - Certificate I in Logistics
  • HLT21307 - Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care

And the skillsets: