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Unit of competency details

ICTSAD401 - Develop and present feasibility reports (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICASAD401A - Develop and present feasibility reportsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to ICTSAD402 - Develop and present ICT feasibility reports 20/Jul/2020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 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  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 research and analyse potential system solutions and present a feasibility report to the client.

It applies to individuals required to investigate potential solutions within the context of an information and communications technology (ICT) project.

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

Unit Sector

Systems analysis and design

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. Confirm client requirements

1.1 Analyse client requirements to determine project scope and the problem or opportunity faced by the business

1.2 Document client requirements, project scope, related problems and sources of information

1.3 Confirm requirements and scope with the client

2. Develop high-level alternative scenarios

2.1 Compare future client requirements with current requirements

2.2 Develop and document feasible solutions for client requirements

2.3 Explore and document the feasibility of each solution

2.4 Examine alternatives against project constraints

3. Prepare and publish feasibility report

3.1 Develop a feasibility report that describes client requirements and project scope, analyses alternative scenarios, and provides recommendations

3.2 Submit feasibility report to appropriate person for project approval

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

1.1, 2.1, 2.4

  • Reads and interprets specifications and other documentation from a variety of sources, and consolidates information to determine client requirements

Writing

1.2, 1.3, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1

  • Prepares and produces a document that conveys complex relationships between alternative solutions to achieve business outcomes
  • Uses technical report format and terminology appropriate to the stakeholders

Oral Communication

1.3

  • Determines and confirms client requirements, using collaborative and inclusive techniques, including active listening and questioning, and reading of verbal and non-verbal signals to convey and clarify information and to confirm understanding

Numeracy

2.1-2.4, 3.1

  • Applies financial modelling skills to identify, analyse and evaluate budgetary information, time durations and human resource allocations

Interact with others

1.3, 3.2

  • Implements strategies for a diverse range of colleagues and clients to build rapport and foster strong relationships

Get the work done

1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.4, 3.1

  • Accepts responsibility for planning and sequencing complex tasks and workload, negotiating key aspects with others and taking into account capabilities, efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Investigates new and innovative ideas as a means to continuously improve work practices and processes through consultation, and formal and analytical thinking
  • Uses and investigates new digital technologies and applications to manage and manipulate data, and communicate effectively with others in a secure and stable digital environment

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTSAD401 Develop and present feasibility reports

ICASAD401A Develop and present feasibility reports

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 and confirm services required
  • document the project scope
  • develop solutions to client’s requirements that fit within the constraints
  • document the feasibility report according to 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:

  • explain the client business domain
  • outline the system's current functionality
  • explain the role of stakeholders and the degree of stakeholder involvement
  • describe and compare TWO or more current industry systems development methodologies.

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 systems analysis and design field of work, and include access to:

  • client requirements
  • report writing template
  • client expectations brief
  • information on a range of information and communications technology (ICT) business solutions
  • future organisational business processes
  • budgets for scenarios
  • outcomes of the business analysis process.

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