Course Title: Provide network systems administration

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4293 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Title: Provide network systems administration

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 technically manage elements of a network including contribution to disaster recovery plan.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The following units are prerequisite for this competency:
• ICAI3101A - Install and manage network protocols
• ICAS3024A - Provide basic system administration

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAS3032B Provide network systems administration


1. Provide client access and security

1.1 Provide log-ons, passwords and applications file access to users and prepare documentation in line with organisational requirements
1.2 Evaluate records of user accounts to determine access privileges and usage
1.3 Take necessary action to ensure maintenance of system integrity and security

2. Input into and disseminate disaster recovery plan

2.1 Provide input for the organisation's disaster recovery plan
2.2 Disseminate disaster recovery plan to user as required

3. Monitor network performance

3.1 Perform diagnostic tests associated with administering the network or system
3.2 Analyse and respond to diagnostic information
3.3 Monitor software usage including inappropriate or illegal use
3.4 Delete illegal software from the system
3.5 Monitor hardware response time and other performance indicators
3.6 Determine and action methods for improving network and systems efficiency according to organisational guidelines

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm competency in sustaining the operation of the network through maintenance of network integrity and the performing of diagnostic tests. Assessment must also confirm competency in contributing to the formulation of a disaster recovery plan and providing the client with an optimised network that complies with organisational guidelines.

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.