Unit of competency details

BSBITU305A - Conduct online transactions (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBITU305 - Conduct online transactionsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 24/Apr/2006

Training packages that include this unit

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FNS10 - Financial Services Training PackageFinancial Services Training Package 1.0-5.1 
SIT12 - Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Training PackageTourism, Travel and Hospitality Training Package 1.0-2.0 
AUR12 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 1.0-2.1 
PSP12 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 1.0 
SFL10 - Floristry Training PackageFloristry Training Package 1.0 
AUR05 - Automotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training PackageAutomotive Industry Retail, Service and Repair Training Package 3.0-4.0 
BSB07 - Business Services Training PackageBusiness Services Training Package 5.0-9.0 
UEG06 - Gas Industry Training PackageGas Industry Training Package 1.1 
CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package 1.0 
PSP04 - Public Sector Training PackagePublic Sector Training Package 4.1-4.2 
CUV03 - Visual Arts, Craft and Design Training PackageVisual Arts, Craft and Design Training Package 3.0 
SIT07 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events Training PackageTourism, Hospitality and Events Training Package 2.3-3.0 
SFI11 - Seafood Industry Training PackageSeafood Industry Training Package 1.0-2.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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AUR10105 - Certificate I in AutomotiveCertificate I in AutomotiveSuperseded
BSB31007 - Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)Superseded1-2 
SIT30407 - Certificate III in Tourism (Visitor Information Services)Certificate III in Tourism (Visitor Information Services)Deleted
AUR50105 - Diploma of Automotive ManagementDiploma of Automotive ManagementSuperseded1-2 
AUR21105 - Certificate II in Automotive SalesCertificate II in Automotive SalesSuperseded1-2 
AUR40105 - Certificate IV in Automotive ManagementCertificate IV in Automotive ManagementSuperseded1-2 
SIT30307 - Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling)Certificate III in Tourism (Tour Wholesaling)Deleted
BSB30112 - Certificate III in BusinessCertificate III in BusinessSuperseded
SIT40207 - Certificate IV in TourismCertificate IV in TourismSuperseded
FNS30110 - Certificate III in Financial ServicesCertificate III in Financial ServicesSuperseded
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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  25/Jul/2008 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a range of online transactions, including banking, buying and selling products and services.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit applies to individuals who are skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of conducting online transactions to provide technical advice and support to a team.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Prerequisite units 

Employability Skills Information

Employability skills 

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

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. Identify and investigate online service provider

1.1. Undertake online research to identify suppliers  of required products /services 

1.2. Assess service provider confidentiality , security  and privacy  facilities in accordance with individual and organisational requirements

1.3. Assess potential products/services for authenticity

2. Perform online transactions

2.1. Confirm organisational requirements for products/services to be obtained

2.2. Ensure authentication information is secured in accordance with organisational requirements

2.3. Use appropriate online functions to obtain required products/services

2.4. Report any difficulties in accessing or using online facilities to the service provider

2.5. Complete transaction and ensure that products/services are received in accordance with terms of online transaction

3. Maintain records of online transactions

3.1. Maintain records of transactions in accordance with organisational policy, procedures and level of authority

3.2. Compare organisational records with online records and deal with irregularities according to organisational policy and procedures

4. Review online transactions

4.1. Review obtained products/services rendered to determine quality, timeliness and level of customer service in relation to advertised profile

4.2. Make recommendations regarding continued or future use of online service provider, as supported by transaction history

Required Skills and Knowledge


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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to negotiate with online service provider/s.
  • literacy skills to read and analyse information for its relevance and sufficiency, and to follow policies and procedures
  • numeracy skills to work with and evaluate monetary figures
  • technology skills to operate computer and software appropriate to transaction being performed.

Required knowledge 

  • key provisions of relevant legislation from all levels of government that may affect aspects of business operations, such as:
  • anti-discrimination legislation
  • ethical principles
  • codes of practice
  • privacy laws
  • occupational health and safety
  • policies and procedures relating to use of the internet and online purchasing
  • service provider requirements
  • legal and ethical requirements relating to a range of online transactions.

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 following is essential:

  • identification and selection of appropriate services to meet defined needs
  • use of appropriate security considerations
  • knowledge of policies and procedures relating to the use of the internet and online purchasing.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • access to an actual workplace or simulated environment
  • access to office equipment and resources.

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:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of techniques
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of legal and ethical requirements relating to a range of online transactions
  • review of recommendations made regarding continued or future use of online service provider.

Guidance information for assessment 

Holistic assessment with other units relevant to the industry sector, workplace and job role is recommended, for example:

  • other information and communications technology units.

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.

Suppliers  may include:

  • banks or other financial institutions
  • e-auction
  • e-brokerage service
  • e-mail
  • e-procurement service
  • e-shop
  • third party marketplace

Products /services  may include:

  • financial services
  • goods
  • insurance
  • loans
  • shares

Confidentiality , security and privacy  may include:

  • access to independent reviews of financial services such as:
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA)
  • authentication services
  • disclaimers
  • firewall protection
  • jurisdiction
  • level of encryption
  • limit of liability
  • personal identification number (PIN)
  • physical site security of web server
  • receipting
  • terms and conditions of website use
  • use of 'cookies' - small files automatically downloaded from a web server to the computer of someone browsing a website - information stored in cookies can be accessed any time computer returns to the site
  • user name and password
  • warranties

Unit Sector(s)

Unit sector 

Competency field

Competency field 

Information and Communications Technology - IT Use

Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units