Operate database applications

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 ICAICT210A, 'Operate database applications'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Operate database applications' 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. Create database

1.1 Open a database application and design a two-table simple relational database incorporating basic design principles

1.2 Develop a table with fields and attributes according to database usage, as well as user requirements

1.3 Create a primary key and establish an index for each table

1.4 Modify table layout and field attributes as required

1.5 Create a relationship between the two tables

1.6 Add and modify data in a table according to information requirements

1.7 Add and delete records as required

1.8 Save and close down database to storage area

2. Customise basic settings

2.1 Adjust page layout to meet user requirements

2.2 Open and view different toolbars

2.3 Format font as appropriate for the purpose of the database entries

3. Create reports

3.1 Design reports to present data in a logical sequence

3.2 Modify reports to include or exclude additional requirements

3.3 Distribute reports to appropriate person in a suitable format

4. Create forms

4.1 Use a wizard to create a simple form

4.2 Open existing database and modify records through a simple form

4.3 Rearrange objects within the form to accommodate information requirements

5. Retrieve information

5.1 Access existing database and locate required records

5.2 Create simple query and retrieve required information

5.3 Develop query with multiple criteria and retrieve required information

5.4 Select data and display appropriately