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Unit of competency details

ICTPRG409 - Develop mobile applications (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICAPRG409A - Develop mobile applicationsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICTPRG436 - Develop mobile applications 20/Jul/2020

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


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020103 Programming  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 020103 Programming  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 develop, debug, test, and deploy applications for hand-held devices, using development platform environments.

It applies to individuals who work as mobile device application developers. They may be programmers, game developers, designers, or testers who are working in the area of mobile applications development.

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

Unit Sector

Programming and software development

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. Define a platform

1.1 Determine the target platform for the hand-held device

1.2 Choose and evaluate a development environment, based on the target platform and hardware

1.3 Prepare and configure the application development environment

2. Design the user interface for a mobile application

2.1 Create views for different screen orientations and resolutions

2.2 Integrate the appropriate navigation techniques

2.3 Design the page layout and content

2.4 Integrate the appropriate user input techniques

3. Permit the personalisation of parameters

3.1 Write the code to allow users to configure application settings

3.2 Write the code to allow users to configure application output, such as text size, brightness, and sound effects

4. Build a user interface for a mobile application

4.1 Itemise the required functionality

4.2 Build a user interface, in the determined development environment to fulfil this functionality

5. Connect to the data sources

5.1 Bind controls to data sources

5.2 Persist data using extensible markup language (XML) serialisation

5.3 Access remote data using XML web services

6. Test and debug a mobile device application

6.1 Test the application for overall functionality, according to the requirements

6.2 Iterate the application design, or build, until the test results meet the requirements

7. Deploy a mobile device application

7.1 Create an application packaging for deployment

7.2 Deploy an application to target devices

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

1.2

  • Interprets, and critically analyses, complex texts when choosing and evaluating a development environment

Writing

2.3

  • Communicates complex relationships between ideas and information, matching the style of writing to the purpose and audience, when designing the content
  • Displays a knowledge of structure and layout, employing a broad vocabulary, grammatical structure and conventions appropriate to text, when designing content

Numeracy

2.3

  • Extracts and evaluates the mathematical information embedded in a range of tasks and texts, when designing layout
  • Selects from, and applies, an expanding range of mathematical and problem-solving strategies, when designing layout

Get the work done

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1-2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1-5.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

  • Uses systematic, analytical processes, setting goals, gathering relevant information and identifying, and evaluating, options against the agreed criteria
  • Uses analytical processes to decide on a course of action, establishing the criteria for deciding between options
  • Identifies concepts, principles and features of approaches in use in other contexts, and redesigns these to suit own situation
  • Understands, and explicitly applies, some basic principles of analytical and lateral thinking
  • Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of principles, concepts, language and practices associated with the digital world

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTPRG409 Develop mobile applications

ICAPRG409A Develop mobile applications

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in 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 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • identify the relevant mobile platform
  • determine, prepare and configure a development environment
  • design and build an application for the platform
  • test and debug the application, to ensure that it meets requirements

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:

  • describe the considerations of mobile device hardware and networking, when programming
  • summarise the principles of object-oriented programming
  • describe user-interface design principles
  • describe extensible markup language (XML) programming and web services
  • explain the language integration for web design including:
  • hypertext markup language (HTML)
  • JavaScript
  • cascading style sheet (CSS)
  • Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX)
  • identify and describe contemporary mobile platforms including:
  • mobile phones
  • pocket and tablet personal computers
  • digital assistants.

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 programming and software development industry, and include access to:

  • mobile devices or simulators
  • an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • the internet, and web services
  • the server system, with sufficient privileges to deploy applications
  • specific tools and licences for platform.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

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