Locate and use relevant on-line information

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 ICAU1204B, 'Locate and use relevant on-line information'.
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. Conduct a basic search using a search engine

1.1. Open an internet application and locate and access a searchengine on the internet

1.2. Enter appropriate key words into the searchengine to locate the desired information

1.3. Refine a search depending on outcomes of the original search

1.4. Conduct a thorough search within a website using the provided internal search facility if available

2. Conduct an advanced search using search tools

2.1. Use advanced search features, provided in most searchengines

2.2. Use Booleansearch techniques when required to enhance the search

2.3. Use multiple or meta search tools with a range of key words

2.4. Use searchengines particular to a field of knowledge to refine the outcome

2.5. Access related virtual community sites and newsgroups and note their objectives and operational arrangements

2.6. Conduct a search with domain names to refine the search

3. Use information that has been located

3.1. Cross-reference the information found by using several websites to determine the accuracy of the information obtained

3.2. Check the date that the website was last updated or the properties of the website to determine the currency of the information

3.3. Determine the website authority by looking at copyright statements, privacy statements and organisational information

4. Save and print information

4.1. Save information found in different file forms

4.2. Print information found in different file forms

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAU1204B appears in the following qualifications:

  • BSB30507 - Certificate III in Business Administration(International Education)
  • BSB30907 - Certificate III in Business Administration (Education)
  • ICA10105 - Certificate I in Information Technology
  • AUM40108 - Certificate IV in Automotive Manufacturing - Automotive Development (Passenger Motor Vehicle)
  • CUF10107 - Certificate I in Creative Industries