Manage system security

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 ICAS5118C, 'Manage system security'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Manage system security' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify threats to system

1.1. Identify and understand the organisation's system

1.2. Conduct risk analysis on system and record outcomes

1.3. Evaluate threats to the system and record findings

1.4. Identify and document human interactions with system

2. Determine risk category

2.1. Conduct a risk assessment on the system and categorise risks

2.2. Conduct a risk assessment on human operations and interactions with the system and categorise risks

2.3. Match risk plans to risk categories

2.4. Determine and plan resources by risk categories

3. Identify appropriate controls

3.1. Identify and put in place effective controls to manage risk

3.2. Design polices and procedures to cover user access s of the system

3.3. Conduct training in the use of system-related polices and procedures

3.4. Monitor high-risk categories at specified periods

3.5. Identify and record system breakdowns

4. Include controls in the system

4.1. Develop security plan and procedures to include in management system

4.2. Develop security recovery plan

4.3. Implement system controls to reduce risks in human interaction with the system

5. Monitor system tools and procedures

5.1. Review and monitor risks and controls using a management review process

5.2. Review risk analysis process based on security benchmarks from vendors, security specialists and organisational reviews

5.3. Plan to re-evaluate system and identify new threats and risks

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAS5118C appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology