Course Title: Automate processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Automate processes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to automate solutions by using basic scripting processes and application-specific scripting options.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAB4225B Automate processes


1. Develop algorithms to represent solution to a given problem

1.1 Develop an algorithm which is an exact and sufficient description of the solution
1.2 Develop an algorithm which takes account of all expected possible situations
1.3 Develop an algorithm which is guaranteed to end

2. Describe structures of algorithms

2.1 Demonstrate use of structure, sequence, selection and iteration
2.2 Use structures to describe algorithmic solutions to a problem

3. Design and write script

3.1 Create an abstract design to fulfil the requirements of the proposed process
3.2 Review the abstract design for omissions or errors
3.3 Translate the abstract design to the chosen script language
3.4 Create internal script document

4. Verify and review script

4.1 Check the script for syntax and semantic errors
4.2 Identify areas that are not covered or are covered incorrectly in the script

5. Document script

5.1 Create technical-level documentation
5.2 Create user-level documentation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment will confirm knowledge of algorithm design and development.
Assessment will develop an algorithmic statement of a solution for a set process.

Assessment occurs throughout the program and includes learning and assessment activities conducted in the classroom, online and in the workplace giving you the opportunity to practice and be assessed on what you are learning in a work context. You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements, documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.