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Unit of competency details

ICTICT203 - Operate application software packages (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICAICT203A - Operate application software packagesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


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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  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify, select and operate three commercial software packages, including a word-processing and a spreadsheet application package.

It applies to individuals who utilise different software applications within a small to large office environment to produce diverse documents.

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

Unit Sector

General ICT

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Use appropriate workplace health and safety (WHS) office work practices

1.1 Use safe work practices to ensure ergonomic, work organisation, energy and resource conservation requirements are addressed

1.2 Use wrist rests and document holders where appropriate

1.3 Use monitor anti-glare and radiation reduction screens where appropriate

2. Use appropriate word-processing software

2.1 Select word-processing software appropriate to perform activity

2.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with personnel as required

2.3 Identify organisational requirements for text-based business documents, and design document structure and layout to ensure consistency of style and image

2.4 Match document requirements with software functions to provide efficient production of documents

2.5 Use technical functions, other data and formatting to finalise documents

2.6 Ensure the naming and storing of documents in appropriate directories or folders and the printing of documents to the required specifications

3. Use appropriate spreadsheet software

3.1 Select spreadsheet software appropriate to perform activity

3.2 Identify document purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with personnel as required

3.3 Enter simple formulas and functions using cell referencing where required

3.4 Customise spreadsheet settings to meet requirements

3.5 Ensure the naming and storing of documents in appropriate directories or folders and the printing of documents to the required specifications

4. Use a third application software package

4.1 Select software application package appropriate to perform activity

4.2 Identify purpose, audience and presentation requirements, and clarify with personnel as required

4.3 Use technical functions, other data and formatting to finalise documents

4.4 Ensure documents are named and stored in appropriate directories or folders and printed to required specifications

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

2.2-2.5, 3.2-3.4, 4.2, 4.3

  • Recognises and interprets textual information to determine organisational standards and job requirements
  • Interprets and comprehends symbols, icons and text associated with applications software

Writing

2.3-2.6, 3.3- 3.5, 4.3, 4.4

  • Enters both written and verbally received information and data into a format suitable for the software application
  • Selects vocabulary, syntax, terminology, labelling and naming conventions suitable for the program

Oral Communication

2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 4.2

  • Uses simple, relevant language, effective questioning, and active listening techniques to clarify work requirements

Numeracy

3.2-3.4

  • Adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides whole numbers and decimals, identifying and selecting the correct formulas and functions to use
  • Applies the order of operations in calculations

Navigate the world of work

1.1

  • Takes some personal responsibility for adherence to legal and regulatory requirements

Get the work done

1.2, 1.3, 2.1-2.6, 3.1-3.5, 4.1-4.4

  • Follows routine procedures for using digital technology to enter, store and retrieve information directly relevant to role
  • Understands purposes, specific functions and key features of common digital systems and tools, and operates them effectively to complete routine tasks, adapting some functions to improve personal efficiency
  • Plans routine tasks with familiar goals and outcomes, taking some limited responsibility for decisions regarding sequencing

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTICT203 Operate application software packages

ICAICT203A Operate application software packages

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • produce workplace documents using a minimum of three different software application packages
  • open, amend and save files and documents according to organisational requirements
  • apply workplace health and safety (WHS) principles and responsibilities for ergonomics, such as work periods and breaks
  • use help manuals and online help.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify application software packages used by the organisation and list the purpose of each
  • explain basic technical terminology related to reading help files and responding to system help prompts
  • outline current business practices related to using software to prepare reports
  • list features and functions of commercial computing packages
  • describe import and export software functions
  • describe the process of linking documents
  • outline WHS principles and responsibilities for ergonomics, such as work periods and breaks
  • explain the purpose of input and output devices.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the general information and communications technology (ICT) industry, and include access to:

  • a personal computer (PC) and printer
  • software currently used in industry
  • documents detailing organisational style guide and policy
  • documents or information containing data suitable for developing software application documents.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2