Perform systems test

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 ICAT5081B, 'Perform systems test'.
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. Prepare for test

1.1. Prepare the test environment

1.2. Determine software life cycle

1.3. Define test plan and appropriate test tools

1.4. Recognise and separate the system into run-able modules mirroring live scenarios

1.5. Gather and prepare logs and result sheets

1.6. Notify operations of scheduled test to ensure preparedness and understanding of implications for operations

1.7. Prepare test scripts (online test) or test run (batch test) for running

1.8. Review expected results against acceptance criteria (walkthrough) and system requirements documentation

2. Conduct test

2.1. Run test scripts and document results in line with test and acceptance processes

2.2. Perform required quality benchmarks or comparisons in readiness for acceptance testing

2.3. Adopt organisation/industry standards, where appropriate

2.4. Compare actual results to expected results on completion of each system unit, and complete result sheets

3. Analyse and classify results

3.1. Summarise and classify results, highlighting critical or urgent areas of concern and prepare report

3.2. Compare results against requirements

3.3. Notify operations of test completion

3.4. Log attendees' details/comments and gain required signatures

3.5. Schedule feedback meeting to discuss report and possible next actions with stakeholders if necessary

3.6. Ensure test reporting compliance with documentation and reporting standards

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAT5081B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40105 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (General)
  • ICA50705 - Diploma of Information Technology (Software Development)
  • ICA50305 - Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Administration)
  • ICA50605 - Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development)
  • ICA50105 - Diploma of Information Technology (General)
  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)
  • ICA50205 - Diploma of Information Technology (Project Management)
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology