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Unit of competency details

ICTSAS404 - Acquire ICT system components (Release 1)

Summary

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Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
DeletedDeleted from ICT Information and Communications Technology20/Jul/2020
Supersedes and is equivalent to ICASAS404A - Acquire IT system componentsUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Minor edit to the competency title.24/Mar/2015

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


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031305 Computer Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 031305 Computer Engineering  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 information and communications technology (ICT) system components and use organisational procedures to purchase identified components.

It applies to individuals who use technical and specialised knowledge and apply a systematic approach to procure system components.

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

Unit Sector

Systems administration and support

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 system components for acquisition

1.1 Confirm client requirements, including software and operating system requirements

1.2 Review technical papers and recommendations that identify required hardware and software components

1.3 Review and clearly identify system components

1.4 Assess and determine the fit with existing technology by consulting with system developer

1.5 Identify and determine the best and current technology fit for each purpose by consulting with system developer

1.6 Develop a list of required system components with specifications and possible suppliers

2. Agree on methods of component acquisition

2.1 Identify and assess the client organisation's preferred acquisition methods and policies

2.2 Evaluate acquisition methods and alternatives for required hardware and software components against required service levels, cost constraints, geographic constraints and user preferences

2.3 Discuss and agree acquisition method with client

2.4 Inform users and other stakeholders of acquisition method

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

1.1-1.3, 2.1

  • Interprets and analyses complex technical information and numerical data from a range of sources to determine client procurement requirements and complete necessary actions

Writing

1.6, 2.3, 2.4

  • Accurately records technical information and uses clear language and documentation formats to convey findings

Oral Communication

1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1-2.4

  • Obtains information by listening and questioning, and participates in verbal exchanges of ideas/solutions using detailed and clear language to contribute information and express requirements

Numeracy

1.1-1.3, 2.1

  • Uses mathematical equations to calculate and compare numerical data against technical requirements and to determine required actions

Interact with others

1.1, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3, 2.4

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with client and others in a range of work contexts

Get the work done

1.3-1.6, 2.1, 2.2

  • Takes responsibility for planning, sequencing and prioritising tasks and own workload for efficiency and effective outcomes
  • Uses formal analytical thinking techniques for identifying issues and generating possible solutions, seeking input from others as required

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title 

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

ICTSAS404 Acquire ICT system components

ICASAS404A Acquire IT system components

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages.

Minor edit to the competency title.

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 correct system components
  • follow procurement procedures to purchase components
  • fulfil technical and business requirements
  • communicate with client and other stakeholders.

Note: Evidence must be provided for at least TWO systems.

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • compare and contrast the key features of current industry accepted hardware and software products
  • compare and contrast financial management options, including leasing arrangement
  • identify information gathering techniques
  • analyse risk management in relation to information and communications technology (ICT) component use and items procured
  • outline quality assurance practices in relation to identifying and acquiring ICT system components
  • discuss the client business domain
  • research vendor product directions
  • describe organisational procurement procedures.

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 administration and support field of work and include access to:

  • special purpose tools, equipment and materials
  • industry software packages
  • current system architectures
  • current business and ICT strategic plans
  • data models
  • functional process descriptions
  • service levels
  • user requirements.

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