Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans

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 ICAA5056B, 'Prepare disaster recovery and contingency plans'.
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. Evaluate impact of system on business continuity

1.1. Identify business-critical functions and the security environment from documentation and from discussion with business area and project team

1.2. Identify critical data and software from documentation

1.3. Assess potential impact of business risk and threats on IT systems

1.4. Identify and evaluate statutory requirements, commercialrequirements and contingency possibilities according to specifications and cost constraints

2. Evaluate threats to system

2.1. Identify threats to the system, with consideration of security analysis and internal and external business environment

2.2. Evaluate risk minimisation alternatives against specifications and cost constraints

3. Formulate prevention and recovery strategy

3.1. Evaluate prevention and recovery options to support critical business functions against business specifications and cost constraints

3.2. Review current operational procedures to ensure adequate risk safeguards and contingency plans are in place

3.3. Submit disaster recovery and prevention strategy to appropriate person for approval

4. Develop disaster recovery plan to support strategy

4.1. Identify and document resources required for disaster recovery according to specifications and cost constraints

4.2. Identify and document processes required for disaster strategy according to project standards

4.3. Identify cut-over criteria before initiating disaster plan

4.4. Document disaster recovery plan and submit to appropriate person for review and sign-off

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAA5056B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICT60210 - Advanced Diploma of Telecommunications Network Engineering
  • ICT60110 - Advanced Diploma of Optical Networks
  • BSB50307 - Diploma of Customer Contact
  • BSB60307 - Advanced Diploma of Customer Contact
  • ICA60308 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (E-Security)
  • ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA50405 - Diploma of Information Technology (Networking)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICA50605 - Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
  • ICA50805 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Analysis and Design)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50505 - Diploma of Information Technology (Database Design and Development)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)