Information Technology SVET

PC Repair

 

 

 

Board Developed Course                 A total of 4 units of credit -  Preliminary and/or HSC

Minimum mandatory work placement – 70hrs Category B status for Australian Tertiary Admission Rank  (ATAR)

This curriculum framework includes courses which are accredited for the HSC and provides students with the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised vocational qualifications. This is known as dual accreditation.

Course Description

This course is for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills to commence a career and be an effective employee in the information technology industry.

 

Course Structure

COMPULSORY UNITS

 

BSBCMN106A

Follow workplace safety procedures

ICAW2002B

Communicate in the workplace

ICAU1128B

Operate a personal computer

ICAD3218B

Create user documentation

ICAD2012B

Design organisational documents using computing packages

ICAI3020B

Install and optimize operating system software

ICAU2005B

Operate computer hardware

ICAS3031B

Provide advice to clients

ICAU2006B

Operate computing packages

ICAS3234B

Care for computer hardware

ICAU2013B

Integrate commercial computing packages

ICAT3025B

Run standard diagnostic tests

ICAU2231B

Use computer operating system

ICAW2001B

Work effectively in an IT environment

ICAU3004B

Apply occupational health and safety procedures

ICAB4169B

Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

Assessment and Course Completion

Competency-based  Assessment

Students in this course work to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge described by each unit of competency. To be assessed as competent a student must demonstrate that they can effectively carry out tasks to industry standard. Students will be progressively assessed as ‘competent' or ‘not yet competent' in individual units of competency.

Optional HSC examination

Students completing this course are eligible to sit an optional, written HSC examination. The purpose of the examination is to provide a mark which may be used in the calculation of the ATAR. The examination is independent of the competency-based assessment undertaken during the course and has no impact on the eligibility to receive an AQF VET qualification.

N Determinations

Where a student has not met Board of Studies course completion criteria, including meeting work placement requirements – 35hrs (Prelim) / 35hrs (HSC), they will receive an ‘N' determination (course not satisfactorily completed). The course will then not count towards the HSC although units of competency achieved will still count towards AQF VET qualification.

Appeals

Students may lodge appeals against assessment decisions or ‘N' determinations through their school or college.

 

 

 

Pathways to Industry

Skills gained in this industry transfer to other occupations. Working in the information technology industry involves:

  • designing web pages
  • networking computers
  • supporting computer users
  • communicating with clients
  • finding solutions to software problems

 

Examples of occupations students can aim for in the information technology industry:

  • desktop publisher
  • help desk officer
  • internet specialist
  • service technician
  • multimedia developer
  • network administrator
  • software developer
  • technical support officer
  • web designer

 

Course costs:   $15.00

 

Course requirements:   An evidence folder (egg A4 38mm insert binder) USB flash drive 1Gb

 

Refunds: Students who exit the course before completion may be eligible for a partial refund of fees. The

amount of the refund will be pro-rata, dependent upon the time the student has been enrolled in the course.

 

AQF VET Qualification(s)

Depending on the selection and achievement of units of competency, the possible qualification outcomes are:

  • Certificate II in Information Technology ICA20105

 

Statements of Attainment in partial completion of these Certificates are also available.

 

Your teacher or VET Coordinator will advise the competencies and qualifications that may be available.

 

For more information on possible outcomes please visit the NSW Board of Studies website:  

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/voc_ed/industry-curriculum-frameworks.html

 

A school-based traineeship is available in this course, for more information: http://www.sbatinnsw.info/

Information Technology Specialisation Study Units (+180 indicative hours)

An additional Specialisation Study course may be available. Examples of electives are listed in the sample course structure below.

 

Unit code

Unit title

ICAI3021B

Connect internal hardware components

ICAI3110B

Implement system software changes

ICAS3121B

Administer network peripherals

ICAU3019B

Migrate to new technology

ICAU3028B

Customise packaged software applications for clients

ICAU3126B

Use advanced features of computer applications

ICPMM321B

Capture a digital image

 

Depending on the selection and achievement of units of competency, the possible qualification outcomes from a study of the Information Technology (240 hour) course and Specialisation Study (180 hour) are:

 

  • Certificate III in Information Technology ICA30105

 

Statements of Attainment in partial completion of these Certificates are also available.

 

Exclusions: Nil 

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/voc_ed/industry-curriculum-frameworks.html#exclusions