Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications

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 ICAA5054C, 'Validate quality and completeness of system design specifications'.
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



1. Determine audit criteria

1.1. Investigate the system or product for which the quality audit is being performed, to understand its functionality

1.2. Determine the objectives to be achieved by the quality audit

1.3. Determine the scope of the quality audit

1.4. Develop a list of audit criteria and quality benchmarks

1.5. Develop a metric to classify the audit criteria

1.6. Determine the audit technique or methodology that will be followed

1.7. Examine and detail the resources available to carry out the audit

1.8. Document the objectives, scope, criteria, technique and resources in an audit plan

2. Audit all aspects of the final system

2.1. Use the audit criteria to collect evidence about the functionality and quality of the final system including documentation

2.2. Use a checklist to monitor audit progress

2.3. Document audit outcomes as the audit progresses

3. Review and confirm with contract and specifications

3.1. Review system contract against audit outcomes

3.2. Compare system functionality against audit outcomes and system contract

3.3. Identify items of non-compliance where audit outcomes do not meet performance targets or fall short of contract requirements

3.4. Review system procedures for corrective action

3.5. Document items of non-compliance and proposed corrective action to be taken

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5054C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • ICA50605 - Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)
  • ICA50505 - Diploma of Information Technology (Database Design and Development)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)