Apply introductory programming skills in another language

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 ICAB4222B, 'Apply introductory programming skills in another language'.
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. Apply basic language syntax and layout

1.1. Demonstrate understanding and application of basic language syntax rules

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

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

2. Code using standard algorithms

2.1. Develop algorithms that use the basic programmingconstructs

2.2. Use a modular programming approach limited to pass-by-value parameters and module return values

2.3. Demonstrate ability to create sequential search, insertion and deletion algorithms to operate on one-dimensional arrays

2.4. Use text files and develop and code standard sequential access algorithms, including end-of-file detection loops

3. Debug code

3.1. Apply standalone debugging tools or tools provided by an integrated development environment to debug code

3.2. Use a debugger to trace code execution and examine variable contents to detect and correct errors

4. Document activities

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

4.2. Apply internal documentation suitable for consumption by peers to 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 design document, including a program specification

6.2. Design the algorithm, construct and test applications in response to a problem description and language elements

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAB4222B 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)