Course Title: Install and optimise operating system software

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Install and optimise operating system software

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.

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 install operating system software and to make adjustments as a means of optimising the system to accommodate business and client needs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAI3020B Install and optimise operating system software


1. Determine function of operating systems

1.1 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the purposes of the operating system
1.2 Distinguish between batch system, real-time system, multi-tasking system
1.3 Identify and demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of operating system, including file system, memory management, process scheduling
1.4 Identify and demonstrate management of virtual memory

2. Obtain operating system

2.1 Contact operating system vendors to obtain technical specifications and system requirements
2.2 Document adjustment recommendations and provide to appropriate person
2.3 Determine and apply knowledge of licensing, hardware and security requirements

3. Install, configure and optimise operating system

3.1 Install, configure and test the operating system software in accordance with installation procedures and organisational requirements
3.2 Optimise the system to meet organisational requirements
3.3 Document the system according to organisational requirements
3.4 Install the operating system with minimal disruption to client or users

4. Provide instruction to meet new software requirements

4.1 Provide one-to-one instruction about changes to the client or users as required
4.2 Obtain client evaluation about new system to ensure requirements are met, using appropriate feedback mechanism

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm the ability to install and improve system performance with minimum disruption to clients.

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.