Operate a personal computer

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 ICAICT101A, 'Operate a personal computer'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a personal computer' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Prepare to use the personal computer

1.1 Identify physical components and associated peripheral devices of the personal computer to become familiar with the available network

1.2 Check physical connectivity of devices to ensure correct operation and performance

1.3 Boot up and follow procedures to activate the computer

2. Manage computer configurations

2.1 Alter the computer settings to best suit the user

2.2 Configure power-management settings to minimise power consumption as an environmentally sustainable measure

2.3 Identify operating system and the application programs loaded on the computer to determine computer capability

2.4 Conduct basic software installation and removal to improve computer capability

2.5 Navigate and manipulate desktop environment to create and customise desktop icons and access application programs

3. Access and use basic application programs

3.1 Open a folder with file documents containing basic office applications, make minor changes and save in a different folder

3.2 Send and retrieve a simple email message using the desktop icon to communicate with other parties

3.3 Access the internet using the web browser to view and conduct basic web information search

3.4 Use firewall and antivirus and malware scans to reduce security risks and threats in the system

4. Access and use basic peripheral devices

4.1 Access external storage devices to retrieve, copy, move and save information in different mediums and locations

4.2 Use printer settings on an installed printer to print a document

4.3 Access audiovisual (AV) devices to view and play a multimedia file

5. Shut down computer

5.1 Back up important documents and programs to minimise risk of data loss

5.2 Save any work to be retained and close open application programs

5.3 Shut down computer and switch off any unused peripheral devices