Identify technical security requirements

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 PRSTS301A, 'Identify technical security requirements'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare to identify security requirements


Assignment instructions are reviewed and clarified with appropriate person(s) as required in accordance with organisational requirements


Discussions with client are conducted to establish perceived security risks and clarify scope of security requirements


Specific site requirements are identified and appropriate arrangements made as required in accordance with client and organisational requirements


Personal limitations in assessing security requirements are promptly identified and assistance is sought from appropriate person(s) in accordance with organisational procedures


Identify security requirements


Site restrictions, regulations and requirements are identified and complied with in accordance with legislative, client and organisational requirements


Information is gathered from reliable sources and is relevant to assignment requirements in accordance with legislative, client and organisational requirements


A site assessment is carried out where possible to facilitate an accurate determination of security system requirements


Security risk factors that may affect the site are identified and assessed in accordance with organisational procedures


Document security requirements


Business equipment is used to manage information efficiently and effectively in accordance with manufacturers specifications and organisational procedures


An assessment of client security requirements is completed within designated timeframes and presented for review to appropriate person(s)


Assessment report uses clear and concise language, is free of inconsistencies and meets organisational standards of style, format and accuracy


Recommendations for security equipment / systems and alternative options are supported by gathered and verifiable information in accordance with organisational requirements


Documentation requirements are completed and processed in accordance with legislative, assignment and organisational requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

PRSTS301A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA60308 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (E-Security)
  • ICA60208 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security)
  • ICA60105 - Advanced Diploma of Information Technology