Operate computing packages

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 ICAU2006B, 'Operate computing packages'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate computing packages' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Use appropriate software

1.1. Select software appropriate to perform activity

1.2. Use software to produce required outcome using a range of features related to the activities

1.3. Save documents in appropriate directories/folders

2. Access, retrieve and manipulate data

2.1. Select and access files

2.2. Amend and save files according to requirements

2.3. Produce documents and files that meet organisational needs

2.4. Save files in appropriate directories/folders

2.5. Exit software correctly without loss of data

3. Access and use help functions within each application

3.1. Identify the help resources available for basic difficulties with the software

3.2. Access user help documentation and other resources for basic difficulties with the software

4. Use keyboard and equipment

4.1. Follow OH&S standards and regulations to avoid injury or illness

4.2. Use wrist rests and document holders where appropriate

4.3. Use monitor anti-glare and radiation reduction screens where appropriate

4.4. Ensure user equipment is maintained and free from defects that could cause injury

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAU2006B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUL40104 - Certificate IV in Library-Information Services
  • CUL50104 - Diploma of Library-Information Services
  • CUL30104 - Certificate III in Library-Information Services
  • PUA20910 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Communications Operations)
  • PUA32709 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • SIS20410 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS20310 - Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS30610 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation
  • SIS40110 - Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS20110 - Certificate II in Community Activities
  • SIS40510 - Certificate IV in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30810 - Certificate III in Sports Trainer
  • SIS30210 - Certificate III in Community Activity Programs
  • SIS20210 - Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • SIS30710 - Certificate III in Sport Coaching
  • SIS30510 - Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
  • SIS20510 - Certificate II in Sport Coaching
  • SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness
  • CPP30111 - Certificate III in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CPP40109 - Certificate IV in Surveying
  • CPP20111 - Certificate II in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CPP40211 - Certificate IV in Spatial Information Services
  • BSB20207 - Certificate II in Customer Contact
  • ICA20105 - Certificate II in Information Technology
  • PSP52310 - Diploma of Translating
  • CUS20109 - Certificate II in Music
  • CUE20103 - Certificate II in Live Production, Theatre and Events
  • CUF20107 - Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media)

And the skillsets: