Operate a spreadsheet application

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 ICAU1130B, 'Operate a spreadsheet application'.
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. Create spreadsheets

1.1. Open spreadsheet application and create/open spreadsheet file and enter numbers, text and symbols into cells according to information requirements

1.2. Enter simple formulas using cell referencing where required

1.3. Correct formulas when error messages occur

1.4. Use a range of common tools during spreadsheet development

1.5. Edit columns and rows within the spreadsheet

1.6. Use the auto-fill function to increment data where required

1.7. Save spreadsheet to correct directory or folder

2. Customise basic settings

2.1. Adjust page layout to meet user requirements or special needs

2.2. Open and view different toolbars

2.3. Change fontsettings so they are appropriate for the purpose of the document

2.4. Change alignment options and line spacing according to spreadsheet formattingfeatures

2.5. Format cell to display different styles as required

2.6. Modify margin sizes to suit the purpose of the spreadsheets

2.7. View multiple spreadsheets concurrently

3. Format spreadsheet

3.1. Use formatting features as required

3.2. Copy selected formattingfeatures from another cell in the spreadsheet or from another active spreadsheet

3.3. Use formattingtools as required within the spreadsheet

3.4. Align information in a selected cell as required

3.5. Insert headers and footers using formattingfeatures

3.6. Save spreadsheet in another format

3.7. Save and close spreadsheet to disk

4. Incorporate object and chart in spreadsheet

4.1. Import an object into an active spreadsheet

4.2. Manipulate imported object by using formattingfeatures

4.3. Create a chart using selected data in the spreadsheet

4.4. Display selected data in a different chart

4.5. Modify chart using formatting features

5. Print spreadsheet

5.1. Preview spreadsheet in print preview mode

5.2. Select basic printer options

5.3. Print spreadsheet or selected part of spreadsheet

5.4. Submit the spreadsheet to the appropriate person for approval or feedback

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAU1130B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying
  • SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS10110 - Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30810 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • CPP20111 - Certificate II in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CHC30808 - Certificate III in Education Support
  • ICA10105 - Certificate I in Information Technology