Optimise system performance

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 ICAS4112B, 'Optimise system performance'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Optimise system performance' 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. Identify areas of poor performance

1.1. Collect system performance data, during various usage conditions and times, utilising available technical tools

1.2. Evaluate the collected system performance data in relation to organisational benchmarks and client feedback, to ascertain areas of poor performance

2. Investigate methods to improve system performance

2.1. Identify options to improveperformance through discussing the system performance findings with appropriate person and accessing technical resources

2.2. Create a report including cost analysis for appropriate person, detailing alternative courses of action based on the identified options and designed to measurably improveperformance

2.3. Present the report to appropriate person for decision as to the preferred course of action

3. Develop an implementation plan for system optimisation

3.1. Develop a plan for implementing the approved optimisation, with prioritised tasks and minimum disruption to clients

3.2. Factor into the implementation plan, project budget and staff availability

3.3. Submit the implementation plan to the appropriateperson for approval and revision, if necessary

4. Modify system to optimise performance

4.1. Install or configure system components in accordance with installation procedures and organisational guidelines, following the implementation plan

4.2. Measure and record the change in performance resulting from the system modification, in order to assess that the required level of optimisation has been achieved

4.3. Update appropriate documents according to organisational guidelines, to reflect the system optimisation

5. Monitor ongoing system performance

5.1. Implement and maintain a performance register

5.2. Review and assess benchmarks and performance regularly with the work team, to enable timely optimisation and updates

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS4112B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)