Qualification details

ICA40305 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites) (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 08/Jul/2010

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Superseded
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Is superseded by and equivalent to ICA40311 - Certificate IV in Web-Based TechnologiesICA40305 core units updated and reduced. Removal of entry requirements and prerequisites. Qualification made more flexible. Administration and design and development (old design) remain, however units have been updated and/or added to each specialisation. OUTCOMES DEEMED EQUIVALENT. 17/Jul/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMN304A - Contribute to personal skill development and learningContribute to personal skill development and learning N/A
CUFMEM07A - Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia productApply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product N/A
CUSADM08A - Address copyright requirementsAddress copyright requirements N/A
ICAA4041C - Determine and confirm client business expectations and needsDetermine and confirm client business expectations and needs N/A
ICAA4142C - Design a website to meet technical requirementsDesign a website to meet technical requirements N/A
ICAA4233B - Determine and apply appropriate development methodologiesDetermine and apply appropriate development methodologies N/A
ICAB4135B - Create a simple mark-up language document to specificationCreate a simple mark-up language document to specification N/A
ICAB4137B - Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pagesProduce basic client side script for dynamic web pages N/A
ICAB4171B - Develop cascading style sheetsDevelop cascading style sheets N/A
ICAB4220B - Create scripts for networkingCreate scripts for networking N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 313113 Web Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3294-11 Computing Support Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0299 Other Information Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Interactive Digital Media,Website and Database Development 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Website Designer,Website Administrator 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 313113 Web Administrator 08/Jul/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3294-11 Computing Support Technician 08/Jul/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0299 Other Information Technology 08/Jul/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 08/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

Description 

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in website design and/or administration either as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team. The qualification has a strong ICT base with the potential for inclusion of a range of broader design and multimedia units to suit particular needs. The qualification could provide logical progression from the ICA05 Certificate III in IT and entry into the Diploma of Information Technology (Website Development) and several other diplomas.

It is the logical pathway from the ICA05 Certificate III in IT, Support or Applications streams and has 2 specialist streams with direct relevance to workplace roles.

Design Stream  This role involves designing and constructing web pages and creating the look and feel of the site. The design role's objective is to create, in consultation with the client, the flow or 'story' of the website and how information will be displayed. From a technical perspective, designers will make use of graphical knowledge, knowledge of specific technologies and various platforms, creative flair and ability to put down an image, layout and design skills, technical knowledge of hardware, software and specific web languages.

The stream provides for training in the specific design tools built on a fundamental ICT technical base. It is possible to come into this area without qualifications but this is likely to be difficult. The provision for selecting some electives from elsewhere in the Training Package enables other ICT oriented skill areas (e.g. network development or e-business strategy) to also be included in the qualification.

Administration Stream  Depending on the level of responsibility and the particular job role involved an administration stream graduate would be expected to manage the various technical aspects of the website including technical performance analysis and reporting, development of protocols for transferring content, maintenance of standards and security, building basic sites and creating basic script and other technical elements for a website.

Additionally, such a role may also include developing custom programs to extend the function of the website and administering the day to day operation of the server software, monitoring logs and usage statistics, adjusting configuration settings and backing up the system.

The electives in this qualification allow for a degree of specialisation, for example in database work, content development or basic programming. The provision for selecting some electives from elsewhere in either the ICT or any other Training Package enables the incorporation of other skill areas (e.g. design or e-business database). Depending on the stream and electives chosen, this qualification could provide entry into one of several ICA05 Diploma qualifications including Website Development and Systems Administration.

Complementary qualifications with less of an ICT focus can be found in several other Training Packages including:

  • CUF07 Screen and Media
  • ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts
  • CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design
  • BSB07 Business Services

Job Roles 

Individual job roles relating to this qualification span a range of ICT technical areas. Those graduates with a design focus would use skills in the design and production of websites to work as a designer and builder of websites. Administration graduates could use skills in the management of websites, corporate intranets and extranets to work as a web manager, intranet manager or network systems manager.

Possible job titles include:

  • Games Designer
  • Internet Webmaster
  • Internet/Intranet Administrator
  • Multimedia Content Author
  • Multimedia Graphic Designer
  • Online Producer
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Applications Developers
  • Web Developer/Technical Writer
  • Web Development Officer
  • Web Graphic Designer
  • Webmaster
  • Webmaster/Assistant
  • Website Coordinator
  • Website or Web Administrator

Prerequisite Requirements 

A number of units within this qualification have prerequisites. These are detailed as follows:

Code and Title 

Prerequisite units required 

ICAA4142C Design a website to meet technical requirements

ICAB4135B Create a simple mark-up language document to specification

ICAB4137B Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages

CUFMEM07A Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product

ICAB4220B Create scripts for networking

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAD4198B Develop guidelines for uploading information to a website

ICAD3218B Create user documentation

ICAD4217B Create technical documentation

ICAT4186B Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

ICAT4184B Ensure site usability for full range of users

ICAT4194B Ensure basic website security

ICAI3101B Install and manage network protocols

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 

The following units contain the basic fundamentals of ICT knowledge and skills for all qualifications at Certificate III in IT and above. These units or demonstrated equivalence are required for entry into this qualification:

BSBCMN106A Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAD2012B Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAU1128B Operate a personal computer

ICAU2005B Operate computer hardware

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

ICAU2013B Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAU2231B Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAW2002B Communicate in the workplace

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

ICA40305 Certificate IV in Information Technology  (Websites )

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a WebMaster/Assistant. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • consulting with end users and clients before, during and after development of websites to determine their issues and ensuring that their needs are met
  • interpreting technical manuals

Teamwork

  • consulting with the work team to review proposed changes against current and future business requirements
  • establishing and improving work teams in an IT environment

Problem Solving

  • determining criteria for writing script for web pages for example, criteria such as dynamic functionality and appropriate language

Initiative and Enterprise

  • developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices
  • identifying, analysing and evaluating information from a variety of sources

Planning and Organising

  • creating project plans to guide the development of systems methodologies
  • preparing feasibility reports taking into account the scope, time, cost, quality, communications and risk management

Self-management

  • taking responsibility for own output in relation to specified quality standards
  • working within the Australian Computer Society code of ethics regarding security, legal, moral and ethical issues

Learning

  • gathering and organising feedback on draft documentation and client satisfaction
  • maintaining knowledge of tools and software applications and the goods and services provided

Technology

  • selecting and using software and hardware diagnostic tools, including multimedia contexts and automated testing environments

Packaging Rules

Qualification Structure 

To attain the ICA40305 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites) 24 or 25 units must be achieved:

  • 12 common core units; plus
  • 9 specialist core stream units - Design; or
  • 8 specialist core stream units - Administration; plus
  • 4 elective units

Achieve 12 Common Core Units 

Common Core 

BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning

CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements

ICAA4041C Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs

ICAB4135B Create a simple mark-up language document to specification

ICAB4225B Automate processes

ICAD4043B Develop and present a feasibility report

ICAD4217B Create technical documentation

ICAI4189B Ensure website content meets technical protocols and standards

ICAT4221B Locate equipment, system and software faults

ICAU4205B Select and employ software and hardware tools

ICAW4214B Maintain ethical conduct

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

Achieve all Core Units in 1 of the 2 Specialist Core Streams  (Design or Administration )

Specialist Core Stream  - Design  (9 Units )

CUFMEM07A Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product

ICAA4142C Design a website to meet technical requirements

ICAA4233B Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies

ICAB4137B Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages

ICAB4171B Develop cascading style sheets

ICAD4198B Develop guidelines for uploading information to a website

ICAS4201B Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

ICAT4183B Confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs

ICAU4207B Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites

Specialist Core Stream  - Administration  (8 Units )

ICAB4220B Create scripts for networking

ICAS4191B Maintain website performance

ICAS4200B Monitor traffic and compile website traffic reports

ICAS4201B Transfer content to a website using commercial packages

ICAT4184B Ensure site usability for full range of users

ICAT4185B Create a website testing procedure

ICAT4186B Conduct operational acceptance tests of websites

ICAT4194B Ensure basic website security

Achieve 4 Elective Units Chosen from the Following Sources  (Listed in Recommended Order )

  • the other ICA40305  stream not already selected; and/or
  • elsewhere in the ICA05 Information and Communications Technology Training Package  (at Certificate III [maximum of 2 units], Certificate IV or Diploma); and/or
  • preferred Training Packages BSB07 Business Services and/or CUF07 Screen and Media and/or CUV03 Visual Arts, Craft and Design and/or ICP05 Printing and Graphic Arts (at Certificate IV or Diploma); and/or
  • any other Training Package (up to a maximum of 2 units) and at Certificate IV or Diploma based on documented industry or enterprise needs

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