Course Title: Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website to specification

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4131 Certificate IV in Technology (Computing)

Course Title: Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website to specification

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

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Course Description

The course is an introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) code in the development of a webpage. The course also provides the technical skills to plan, organise and develop a website to specifications. Students learn how to develop the correct HTML code to construct a basic website, including code to XHTML and XML standards, navigation links, creating forms and how to test code to international standards.
Students will be introduced to the structure of HTML documents, good markup techniques and the concept of validation. They will be required to use a plain text editor to write HTML. Functional topics will include text formatting, using lists, tables and a very brief introduction to cascading style sheets (CSS).
The course provides a conceptual understanding of HTML. Students learn how to plan and incrementally develop a website, including testing, code reviewing, and documentation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit, however, it is assumed that students will have a basic knowledge of computer systems and basic keyboard skills.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITB169A Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website to specification


Build site

Test site

Website structure developed

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn how to use correct HTML code to build and develop a basic website.

Learning Activities:
Students will be provided with classroom &/or tutorial instruction in HTML and tasks associated with the topics above including the use of relevant software.
Self-paced materials and tasks will be provided on a network drive. Self-paced materials to be supported by active teacher supervision, guidance and consultation during lessons.
Learning of theoretical concepts of each topic using provided and recommended materials.
Individual exercises for each component of the unit.

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments and practical tasks.

Assessment will require demonstration of:
 Consistent performance of each element of the unit across a representative range of applications, autonomously and to requirements
 Performance criteria for each element of competence
 Underpinning knowledge and skills specified.

This is a competency-based course. Each assessment task specifically relates to demonstration of knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to an element of competence. To achieve a Grade of ‘Competent’, the student must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required in each assessment task of the course to the level required by industry.

Students will be assessed on whether they are competent by demonstrating their skills and underpinning knowledge in practical tasks in the labs, as well as demonstrating broader skills and knowledge in analysing and designing assignments and tests. In general, the assessment of level of competence is made through continuing evaluation of the student’s level of work and progression in the development of skills. The style of assessments will provide students with:
 Opportunities to demonstrate application of the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills not just recall information.
 Information on student progress through the course with emphasis on encouraging them to monitor their own progress and plan their program of study.
 An open system where standards are specified and the required level of competence is known beforehand

Assessment method:
• 1 assignment - 70%
• 4 practical tasks arising from the 4 PowerPoint presentations – 7.5% each
(Total = 30%)
Total 100%

Each element of competence will be assessed twice during the course