Care for computer hardware

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 ICASAS303A, 'Care for computer hardware'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Care for computer hardware' 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. Establish safe work practices

1.1 Determine, record and apply relevant legal requirements and OHS standards to the installation and maintenance of computer hardware

1.2 Determine, record and apply requirements specified by hardware manufacturers

1.3 Determine, record and apply safe work practices, taking into account legal and manufacturer requirements

2. Establish location requirements for hardware and peripherals

2.1 Determine and apply suitable environmental conditions for hardware and peripherals

2.2 Determine and apply system protection devices where appropriate

2.3 Determine and apply requirements when moving hardware

2.4 Determine and apply suitable storage principles for hardware and associated peripherals and media

3. Establish maintenance practices

3.1 Determine maintenance requirements specified by the equipment manufacturer

3.2 Produce maintenance schedules

3.3 Perform diagnostic functions, including replacing suspect components with other serviceable components and reloading associated software

3.4 Determine whether unserviceable components are replaceable through warranty, replacement or upgrade

3.5 Perform diagnostic functions using the operating system (OS) and third-party diagnostic tools

4. Determine appropriate hardware quality standards

4.1 Consider and apply business requirements in respect of hardware matters

4.2 Determine and apply quality standards to the selection of appropriate hardware and associated peripherals