Unit of competency details

ICPSU281C - Use computer systems (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/Jul/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICPSU281B - Use computer systemsNo change 04/Jul/2010
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICPSUP281 - Use computer systemsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 25/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this unit

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
LMT32011 - Certificate III in Digitising and Computerised EmbroideryCertificate III in Digitising and Computerised Embroidery 1-2 
ICP30912 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating) 
ICP30910 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Cartons and Corrugating) 
ICP30612 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing) 
ICP30610 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Screen Printing) 
ICP30512 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) 1-2 
ICP30510 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing) 
ICP30412 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing) 
ICP30410 - Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing)Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Digital Printing) 
ICP21110 - Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture)Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts (Ink Manufacture) 
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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  05/Jul/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

Unit descriptor 

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic functions on a computer.

Application of the Unit

Application of the unit 

This unit covers basic computer skills.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

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

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Use a stand alone computer/terminal correctly

1.1. Correct posture at the keyboard is adopted according to OHS

1.2. Data is correctly accessed to ensure no loss of data

1.3. Data is manipulated correctly to ensure access, retrieval and storage of data

1.4. Keyboarding technique is safe and meets the speed requirements of the job, if necessary

2. Perform computer/terminal functions

2.1. Data is accessed, saved and retrieved for reference and for amendment

2.2. The appropriate program is selected for the job to be undertaken

2.3. Mouse and/or keyboard functions are used correctly to operate the computer system 

2.4. Features of applications  are used correctly to deliver a specified output

2.5. Data is saved in correct format and file location

2.6. Master pages, templates and style sheets, as appropriate, are used consistently to ensure data is the same after exchange or transfer

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

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

Required skills 

  • OHS in relation to operating machinery such as safely switching off machinery before cleaning is started
  • communication of ideas and information by effectively using written materials and correct completion of proformas
  • collecting, analysing and organising information by accessing user manuals and applying their contents
  • mathematical ideas and techniques by calculating file sizes, margins, image sizes and using spreadsheets
  • use of technology by using computer systems

Required knowledge 

  • starting, operating and shutting down the computer
  • circumstances should when power is turn off to the computer and why
  • start or stop using the computer
  • using and sharing a password
  • accessing alternative file storage devices
  • basic typing skills
  • base finger positions on the keyboard
  • implication of type at an even pace instead of typing some letters more quickly than others
  • use of applications
  • mathematical relationship of byte, kilobyte, megabyte and gigabyte
  • producing a compressed file
  • using master pages, templates or style sheets
  • macros
  • file formats that are used in your workplace and why
  • three common errors and their consequences
  • identifying whether you have made a mistake
  • manuals, safety and other documentation that are relevant to this task and where are they kept and information that is included in these documents

Evidence Guide

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:

  • correctly perform basic functions on a stand alone computer/terminal using industry software
  • demonstrate an ability to find and use information relevant to the task from a variety of information sources
  • use a stand alone computer/terminal with at least TWO software applications relevant to the printing industry to perform a variety of computing functions, access and save files, according to the listed Performance Criteria
  • evidence for assessment may be gathered from assessment of the unit of competency alone or through an integrated assessment activity.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

Assessment must ensure:

  • assessment may take place on the job, off the job or a combination of these. Off the job assessment must be undertaken in a closely simulated workplace environment
  • a stand alone computer or terminal.

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.

Guidance information for assessment 

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

Range Statement

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.

Types of systems  may include:

  • computer systems used in the printing industry.

Types of applications  may include:

  • software used in the printing industry, including: typesetting, image manipulation, page layout, word processing, database, spreadsheet, production control and monitoring applications.

Unit Sector(s)

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Co-requisite units

Co-requisite units 

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