Design databases

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 BSBITA401A, 'Design databases'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design databases' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Design database

1.1. Review organisational and task requirements to confirm scope and functionality of database design, including data redundancy

1.2. Develop a logical data model to identify and classify data into types

1.3. Select appropriate software according to organisational and task requirements and required scope and functionality of database

1.4. Confirm database design with appropriate person

2. Develop database

2.1. Set field attributes according to data type and link databases by a common field in accordance with software procedures

2.2. Identify primary key to uniquely identify data

2.3. Identify foreign keys to establish associations between data

2.4. Use software functions and formulae to meet organisational and task requirements

2.5. Create password and access system according to organisational and task requirements

3. Develop queries, forms and reports

3.1. Develop queries as required by organisational and task requirements

3.2. Develop input screens or forms in order to access required data

3.3. Develop reports according to organisational and task requirements

4. Test and finalise database

4.1. Populate database with sample dataset for testing

4.2. Assess and document effectiveness of data relationships, queries forms and reports

4.3. Address any errors in database design

4.4. Name and store database in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss or damage

4.5. Confirm database readiness with appropriate person

Qualifications and Skillsets

BSBITA401A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA42109 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Intelligence Operations)
  • SIT40212 - Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism
  • SIS40410 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive Management
  • AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • BSB41007 - Certificate IV in Human Resources
  • BSB41307 - Certificate IV in Marketing
  • BSB40507 - Certificate IV in Business Administration
  • BSB40207 - Certificate IV in Business
  • BSB40212 - Certificate IV in Business
  • SIT31312 - Certificate III in Travel
  • SIT40812 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • CUV50407 - Diploma of Photoimaging
  • SIT30307 - Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling)
  • SIT40607 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Asian Cookery)
  • SIT40707 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT40307 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT30207 - Certificate III in Tourism (Retail Travel Sales)
  • SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIT60107 - Advanced Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT50307 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40207 - Certificate IV in Tourism
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT60312 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT50412 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • PSP41912 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP42012 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • SIT30212 - Certificate III in Travel
  • DEF42112 - Certificate IV in Intelligence Operations
  • SIT40312 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT50312 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIS40412 - Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
  • SIT60313 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40313 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT50313 - Diploma of Hospitality