Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

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 ICAICT103A, 'Use, communicate and search securely on the internet'.
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. Connect to and access the internet

1.1 Connect to the internet through the existing internet connection and confirm functionality

1.2 Open an internet browser and set a home page of personal choice by setting internet options

1.3 Ensure internet browser software security

1.4 Adjust the display of the internet browser to suit personal requirements

1.5 Modify toolbar to meet user and internet browser needs

1.6 Access a particular website, note privacy and other conditions of use and retrieve data

1.7 Use socially responsible behaviour when sharing information on the internet

1.8 Enter uniform resource locator (URL) in address line of internet browser

2. Use email for communications

2.1 Open email application package, create new email message and add addressees

2.2 Compose the text of an email message according to organisational guidelines and spell check and edit text as required

2.3 Create and add an automatic signature for the user

2.4 Attach files to the email message where required

2.5 Determine and set a priority and send the email message

2.6 Reply to and forward a received message using available features

2.7 Open and save an attachment to the relevant folder

2.8 Search for, sort and save email message using available settings

2.9 Adjust email accounts to restrict and quarantine possible email security problems

2.10 Print an email message as required

3. Search the internet

3.1 Review organisational guidelines on internet access

3.2 Open an internet application and locate and access a search engine on the internet and define search expressions based on the data required

3.3 Enter appropriate key words into the search engine to locate the desired information

3.4 Refine a search depending on outcomes of the original search

3.5 Save search expression results and present them in a report according to the information requirements

3.6 Create a bookmark within the internet browser or a link for the required web page for the key results

3.7 Save the key results in a bookmark folder

3.8 Modify the internet browser options for printing and print a web page

3.9 Close the internet browser

4. Access and use consumer-specific sites on the internet

4.1 Identify, access and review information-specific sites to gain consumer information

4.2 Identify and use internet application sites to lodge details and gain access and information

4.3 Access and use online forms on the internet

5. Undertake online transactions

5.1 Access an online transaction site

5.2 Ensure security of transaction site

5.3 Enter required information into fields on merchant's website

5.4 Ensure that pop-up dialog boxes, prompts or feedback mechanisms are completed

5.5 Enter, check and make changes to preferred transaction options

5.6 Complete online transaction

5.7 Record and archive receipts according to business processes

5.8 Close down and leave transaction process

6. Conduct an advanced search

6.1 Use search tools and advanced search features

6.2 Use Boolean search techniques when required to enhance the search

6.3 Use multiple or meta-search tools with a range of key words

6.4 Use search engines particular to a field of knowledge to refine the outcome

6.5 Access related virtual community sites and newsgroups and note their objectives and operational arrangements

6.6 Conduct a search with domain names to refine the search

7. Use information that has been located

7.1 Cross-reference information found by using several websites to determine accuracy of information obtained

7.2 Check date that website was last updated or properties of website to determine currency of information

7.3 Determine website authority by looking at copyright statements, privacy statements and organisational information

7.4 Save and print information found in different file forms