Determine appropriate IT strategies and solutions

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 ICAP5036B, 'Determine appropriate IT strategies and solutions'.
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. Evaluate IT needs of the organisation

1.1. Conduct an analysis process that determines the organisation's current needs and projected IT requirements

1.2. Review organisational environment and relevant industry changes and trends

1.3. Determine IT goals, objectives and future requirements

1.4. Prepare information for appropriate person(s) to determine scope with top-level management

2. Contribute to the development of the project goals and objectives

2.1. Determine project scope according to agreed brief

2.2. Align the project goals with the IT goals of the organisation

2.3. Determine the impact the system or changes will have on the organisation

2.4. Document project, goals and impact of changes according to requirements

3. Determine best IT systems solution

3.1. Evaluate a range of IT systems solutions according to project goals

3.2. Define the high-level hardware, software and communications environment necessary for the proposed systems solution

3.3. Develop a feasibility study and a cost-benefit analysis of the proposed solution

3.4. Ensure that the proposed solution aligns with the organisation's strategic plan

3.5. Forward feasibility study and cost-benefit analysis document to appropriate person for approval/sign-off

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAP5036B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology