Course Title: Develop and present a feasibility report

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: COSC5429C

Course Title: Develop and present a feasibility report

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4293 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Geoff Moss
Phone: 9925 4852
Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au
Office: 51.07.01
 

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not Applicable

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to research and present a range of feasible scenarios to the client.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAD4043B Develop and present a feasibility report

Element:

1. Confirm client requirements

1.1 Analyse client requirements to determine project scope, and the problem context or opportunity faced by the business
1.2 Document client requirements, project scope, related problems and sources of information
1.3 Confirm requirements and scope with the client

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Analyse client requirements to determine project scope, and the problem context or opportunity faced by the business
1.2 Document client requirements, project scope, related problems and sources of information
1.3 Confirm requirements and scope with the client

 

Element:

2. Develop high level alternative scenarios

2.1 Compare future client requirements with current requirements
2.2 Develop and document feasible solutions for client requirements
2.3 Explore and document the feasibility of each solution
2.4 Examine alternatives against project constraints

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Compare future client requirements with current requirements
2.2 Develop and document feasible solutions for client requirements
2.3 Explore and document the feasibility of each solution
2.4 Examine alternatives against project constraints

 

Element:

3. Prepare and publish feasibility report

3.1 Develop a feasibility report that describes client requirements, project scope, analysis of alternative scenarios, and recommendations
3.2 Submit feasibility report to appropriate person for project approval

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop a feasibility report that describes client requirements, project scope, analysis of alternative scenarios, and recommendations
3.2 Submit feasibility report to appropriate person for project approval

 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding and knowledge of developing and presenting a feasibility report in their workplace. Depending on the workplace, a simulation exercise and report may be created for an assignment for the student to demonstrate the necessary skills and knowledge to demonstrate their competency for the module where a real exercise is not able to be performed.

Students will complete an assignment designed to address the elements and performance criteria of this unit.

In addition, students will be able to network and discuss with class colleagues in other organisations and industries about the variety of clients, different projects and varied scopes of projects that arise in their different areas of employment.

The Internet and YouTube videos will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.

Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware /
Reading
 
Practical ExercisesAssessment
Introduction to Topic, Overview of course and relevance to traineeship and workplace
Identify and Analyse needs 
Participant Guide pp 1-17
PowerPoints 
Activities 1-7Prac. Exercises
Determining Possible solutions; Cost / Benefit analysisParticipant Guide pp 18-22
See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints 
Activities 8-14Assignment
Prac Exercises
 
 3 The feasibility of different solutions; comparison of alternatives Participant Guide pp 24-32
See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
YouTube refs
 Activities 15-20 Practical tasks; class discussion and observation
 4 Develop and publish the feasibility report Participant Guide pp 32n

See reading list and online resources YouTube
 

  Assignment
Class and workplace assessment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

ICAD4043B  Develop and present a feasibility report Participant Guide


Overview of Assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit.
Assessment must confirm sufficient knowledge of the client requirements and the business context as well as an ability to present solutions.

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.


Assessment Tasks

Class and Work-Based Assessment Activities

Assignment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group discussion**
1.1xx  x
1.2xx  x
1.3x   x
2.1x   x
2.2x   x
2.3xx  x
2.4xx  x
3.1xx  x
3.2x   x

 

** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course

Other Information

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Life & Physical Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.

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