Unit of competency details

ICAICT308A - Use advanced features of computer applications (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 18/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICAU3126B - Use advanced features of computer applicationsThis unit replaces ICAU3126B Use advanced features of computer applications. 17/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICTICT308 - Use advanced features of computer applicationsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIS10 - Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training PackageSport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package 2.0-3.1 
RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 3.1-3.2 
RII - Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training PackageResources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package 1.0-1.4 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.2 
ICA11 - Information and Communications Technology Training PackageInformation and Communications Technology Training Package 2.0 
FPI11 - Forest and Forest Products Training PackageForest and Forest Products Training Package 1.1-2.3 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
CUL11 - Library, Information and Cultural Services Training PackageLibrary, Information and Cultural Services Training Package 1.0 
CUA - Creative Arts and Culture Training PackageCreative Arts and Culture Training Package 1.0 
CPP07 - Property Services Training PackageProperty Services Training Package 12.0-14.5 

Qualifications that include this unit

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SIS50712 - Diploma of Sport and Recreation ManagementDiploma of Sport and Recreation Management 1-2 
SIS50612 - Diploma of Sport DevelopmentDiploma of Sport Development 1-2 
SIS50512 - Diploma of Sport CoachingDiploma of Sport Coaching 
SIS40412 - Certificate IV in Sport and RecreationCertificate IV in Sport and Recreation 1-2 
SIS30913 - Certificate III in Sport OfficiatingCertificate III in Sport Officiating 
SIS30912 - Certificate III in Sport OfficiatingCertificate III in Sport Officiating 
SIS30613 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation 
SIS30612 - Certificate III in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate III in Sport Career Oriented Participation 
SIS20412 - Certificate II in Sport Career Oriented ParticipationCertificate II in Sport Career Oriented Participation 1-2 
RII40113 - Certificate IV in Surface Extraction OperationsCertificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations 1-3 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080905 Practical Computing Skills  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080905 Practical Computing Skills  04/Nov/2011 
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Modification History

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ICAICT308A

This version first released with ICA11 Information and Communications Technology Training Package version 1.0

Unit Descriptor

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use computer applications employing advanced features. It involves manipulating data and accessing support resources to solve routine problems.

Application of the Unit

This unit applies to individuals who are expert users or advanced users and capable of tutoring colleagues in the use of commercial applications.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement but users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Element 

Performance Criteria 

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Manipulate data

1.1 Employ advanced features  of applications  in the preparation and presentation of data

1.2 Transfer data between applications, linking and embedding related data files as required

1.3 Create and employ objects , macros and templates for routine activities

1.4 Use shortcuts and features to increase personal productivity

2. Access and use support resources

2.1 Solve routine problems using support resources

2.2 Use online help to overcome difficulties with applications

2.3 Solve problems with manuals and training booklets

2.4 Access and apply technical support for system  problems, using troubleshooting results and alert messages

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

  • communication skills to:
  • communicate with supervisors and peers
  • seek assistance and expert advice
  • use online help
  • literacy skills to interpret technical documentation, equipment manuals and specifications
  • planning and organisational skills to prioritise and monitor own work
  • problem-solving skills to solve operational problems as they arise
  • research skills to source support resources to solve routine problems
  • safety awareness skills to work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • technical skills to:
  • apply technical support for system problems
  • operate software applications
  • use applications features
  • use online help.

Required knowledge 

  • basic knowledge of operating systems software and system tools
  • vendor product directions in computer applications
  • vendor applications and their features.

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • use at least three computer applications employing advanced features and import and export capacities for efficiency and productivity purposes
  • solve routine problems using support resources.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • site where advanced features of computer applications may be used
  • computer applications currently used in industry
  • documents or information containing data suitable to demonstrate advanced features of computer applications
  • support resources, including online, manuals and training booklets
  • appropriate learning and assessment support when required
  • modified equipment for people with special needs.

Method of assessment 

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • verbal or written questioning to assess candidate’s knowledge of:
  • support resources, including online, manuals and training booklets
  • advanced features of a number of computer applications
  • direct observation of candidate:
  • manipulating data between applications
  • creating and employing objects, macros and templates.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, where appropriate.

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate, and suitable to the communication skill level, language, literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Indigenous people and other people from a non-English speaking background may need additional support.

In cases where practical assessment is used it should be combined with targeted questioning to assess required knowledge.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Advanced features  may include:

  • conditional formatting
  • cross-referencing
  • form controls
  • forms
  • formulas
  • graphics
  • hyperlinks
  • macros
  • mail merge
  • master documents
  • names
  • object linking and embedding (OLE)
  • ranges
  • sections
  • styles
  • tables
  • templates
  • validation.

Applications  may include:

  • commercial software applications and organisation-specific software:
  • communication packages
  • database
  • graphic
  • presentation functionalities
  • spreadsheet
  • word-processing
  • presentation applications contained in:
  • Claris Works
  • Lotus Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Star Office
  • other similar applications.

Objects  may include:

  • buttons
  • checkboxes
  • drop-down lists
  • option buttons
  • text boxes.

System  may include:

  • application
  • business
  • computers
  • financial system
  • information system
  • management system
  • network
  • software.

Unit Sector(s)

General ICT

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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