Operate a personal computer

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 ICAU1128B, 'Operate a personal computer'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate a personal computer' 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. Start the computer

1.1. Check peripheral device connections for correct position

1.2. Switch on power at both the power point and computer

2. Access basic system information

2.1. Insert user name and password as prompted and note access, privacy, security and related conditions of use displayed on introductory screens

2.2. Navigate through the operatingsystem to access system information to identify system configuration and application versions in operation

2.3. Use on-line help functions as required

3. Navigate and manipulate desktop environment

3.1. Create and customise desktop icons

3.2. Select, open and close desktop icons to access programs

3.3. Manipulate application windows and return desktop to original condition

4. Organise basic directory/folder structure and files

4.1. Create and name directories and subdirectories

4.2. Identify attributes of directories

4.3. Move subdirectories between directories

4.4. Rename directories as required

4.5. Access directories and subdirectories via different paths

5. Organise files for user and/or organisation requirements

5.1. Use system browser to search drives for specific files

5.2. Access the most commonly used types of files in the directories

5.3. Select, open and rename groups of files as required

5.4. Move files between directories

5.5. Copy files to disk

5.6. Restore deleted files as necessary

5.7. Erase and format disks as necessary

6. Print information

6.1. Add a printer if required and ensure correct printer settings

6.2. Change the default printer if appropriate

6.3. Print information from an installed printer

6.4. View and delete progress of print jobs as required

7. Shut down computer

7.1. Save any work to be retained and close all open application programs correctly

7.2. Shut down computer correctly

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAU1128B appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA20910 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Communications Operations)
  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC60108 - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying
  • CPC50108 - Diploma of Building Surveying
  • SIS10110 - Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
  • CPP20111 - Certificate II in Surveying and Spatial Information Services
  • CHC30808 - Certificate III in Education Support
  • ICA10105 - Certificate I in Information Technology
  • CUF10107 - Certificate I in Creative Industries
  • DEF20912 - Certificate II in Communications Operations