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Unit of competency details

ICTICT426 - Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
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Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 30/Jan/2019


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020305 Systems Analysis And Design  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020305 Systems Analysis And Design  12/Mar/2019 
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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 4.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and evaluate their potential impact on organisational practices.

It applies to individuals who work across a wide range of information technology (IT) areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software applications and digital media technologies.

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. Identify emerging technologies and practices in IT

1.1 Access sources of information on emerging technologies and practices in the IT industry

1.2 Identify and document emerging technologies and practices relevant to organisational context

2. Evaluate the impact of emerging technologies and practices

2.1 Evaluate features and functions of emerging technologies and practices to determine advantages and disadvantages relevant to organisational context

2.2 Assess and document potential impacts of emerging technologies and practices on current organisational technologies and practices

2.3 Seek and obtain feedback from organisational representative on assessment of impact of emerging technologies and practices and incorporate feedback into report

3. Develop strategies to prepare for emerging technologies and practices

3.1 Develop and document strategies to prepare organisation for impacts of emerging technology and practices

3.2 Identify and document changes to organisational technologies and practices required based on strategies to determine organisational response

3.3 Seek and obtain feedback from organisational representative on strategy and organisational response from organisation and incorporate feedback into strategy and organisational response

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill 

Description 

Learning

  • Investigates, evaluates and applies information from a range of complex and technical texts to expand own knowledge and to identify current and emerging technology, trends and practices that are likely to impact the organisation
  • Considers the reliability of an information source against criteria including the author's background, the intended audience and purpose, and the date of publication
  • Identifies reputable sources of information from which to gather resources and information

Reading

  • Identifies and interprets technical documentation containing complex terminology and diagrams to identify current and emerging technologies

Oral Communication

  • Uses clear, easy-to-understand language, translating industry-specific terminology into plain English when necessary

Navigate the world of work

  • Recognises opportunities to enhance personal professional development
  • Takes personal responsibility for adherence to legal and regulatory responsibilities relevant to own work context

Interact with others

  • Discusses ideas and complex information on issues and developments in the IT industry

Get the work done

  • Recognises some general design and operating principles of digital tools

Unit Mapping Information

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current version 

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previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTICT426 Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices

N/A

New unit

No equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are available from VETNet - https://vetnet.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 4.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit; including evidence of the ability to:

  • Describe and evaluate purpose, features, attributes and potential applications of:
  • three emerging technologies
  • three emerging practices in the ICT sector
  • Develop a strategy to respond to each of the three emerging technologies and three emerging practices, including:
  • potential organisational opportunities and threats resulting from the emerging technology and practice
  • likely impact on current organisational technologies and practices
  • objectives of the organisation in responding to the emerging technology or practice
  • changes required in order to achieve intended objectives of the organisation
  • considerations for how to implement the changes required

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes:

  • Research approaches for emerging technologies and practices in the ICT sector and their potential impact on current technologies and practices
  • Technology implementation planning methods
  • Organisational technologies and practices

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in an ICT working environment or workplace. This includes access to:

  • Organisational representative

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the assessor requirements in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guides are available from VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2