Build Java applets

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 ICAB5177B, 'Build Java applets'.
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. Create Java source file

1.1. Create a file with a text editor

1.2. Create a sub-class of the class java.applet.Applet

1.3. Ensure that the Applet sub-class implements at least one of the following methods: init and paint

1.4. Define classes that contain instance variables, methods and local variables

1.5. Ensure that the init method initialises instance variables and constructs any graphical interface used in the Applet sub-class

1.6. Implement the paint and update methods to manage output that is drawn in the applet window

1.7. Incorporate event handling methods

1.8. Implement code that allows a user to enter values and assigns these values to variables

1.9. Use available graphical user interface (GUI) components to allow user interaction with the applet

1.10. Specify and load images and sounds

1.11. Include comments to describe the behaviour of the applet

2. Compile source file

2.1. Use a Java compiler to compile the file

2.2. Correct errors detected by the compiler

2.3. Confirm basic correctness of file to ensure that all variables have been initialised

2.4. Ensure compiler creates a class file and the class is interpreted correctly

3. Run applet

3.1. Create and name a HTML file and add an <APPLET> tag

3.2. Write the applet class file to match the HTML document that contains the <APPLET> tag

3.3. Confirm that the applet loads and executes correctly

3.4. Identify and correct run-time errors

3.5. Identify and correct logic errors

3.6. Ensure that the appearance of the applet window renders it accessible and intuitive for the user, and that its design complies with organisational standards

3.7. Ensure that user interaction is implemented efficiently and effectively

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAB5177B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)