Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICAB4219B, 'Apply introductory object-oriented language skills'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Apply basic language syntax and layout

1.1. Demonstrate understanding and application of basic language syntax rules and best practices

1.2. Select and use language data types, operators and expressions to create clear and concise code

1.3. Use the appropriate language syntax for sequence, selection and iteration constructs

1.4. Use a modular programming approach within member/function logic

1.5. Apply arrays, including arrays of objects to introductory programming tasks

1.6. Use standardarray processing algorithms

1.7. Use the facilities of the language to read and write data from/to text files and record outcomes

2. Apply basic object-oriented principles in the target language

2.1. Implement a class that contains primitive member/instance variables

2.2. Implement a class that contains multiple options for object construction

2.3. Implement a class that uses user-defined aggregation (object instance/member variables)

2.4. Use the facilities provided in the language to implement inheritance to at least two levels of depth

2.5. Use polymorphism at a simple level through inheritance to enable easy extension of code

3. Debug code

3.1. Use an integrated development environment, in particular the language debugging facilities, to debug code

3.2. Interpret compiler/interpreter messages to resolve syntax errors and use debugging techniques to resolve logic errors

4. Document activities

4.1. Follow organisational guidelines for developing maintainable code and adhere to the provided codingstandards when documenting activities

4.2. Apply internal documentation to all code created and utilise documentation tools available in the target language when documenting activities

5. Test code

5.1. Create and conduct simple tests to confirm code meets design specification

5.2. Document the tests performed and results achieved

6. Create an application

6.1. Develop a solution when provided with a basic object-oriented design document

6.2. Reference appropriate documentation for the language

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAB4219B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40505 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)
  • ICA50905 - Diploma of Information Technology (Multimedia)
  • ICA40805 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Multimedia)