Course Title: Install and optimise system software

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5152 Diploma of Technology (Computing)

Course Title: Install and optimise 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.

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Course Contact: Leonardo Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4711

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

PC hardware and software introduces students to information technology and data communication. This hands-on lab-oriented course stresses laboratory safety and working effectively in a group environment. Students will learn how to build a computer and install different versions of the Windows operating system. This course will help prepare students for exciting career opportunities in computer technology.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS020B Install and optimise system software


Determine operating system requirements

Install and optimise operating systems

Obtain operating system

Provide instruction to meet new software requirements

Learning Outcomes


Operating system requirements are determined and documented.

· Requirements of clients are evaluated in line with organisation guidelines, corporate, licensing arrangements and budget.
Vendors are contacted technical specifications are obtained.

· Recommendations are documented and provided to appropriate personnel.

· Licensing, hardware and security requirements are determined and followed.
Operating system is installed, configured and tested in accordance with installation procedures and organisational requirements.

One to one instruction to the client is provided as required.

· Client evaluation and feedback are obtained to ensure requirements of client are met.

· System to meet organisational requirements is optimised.

· System is documented according to organisational requirements.

· Installation is conducted with minimal disruption to clients.

Overview of Assessment


The assessment for this course comprise of mixture of online test, final online exam and practical skill test.

Online module test worth 20%
Final exam 50% online (achieve a certificated 70% or better)
Skill test 20%
Lab work 10%
IT Essentials is an online Cisco program. In order to pass RMIT you only need to achieve 50% on the final exam. If student want an IT essential certificated you need to achieve 70% or higher on the final exam. If you don’t achieve 70% and you want to receive the certificate you can do the final exam again with the knowledge that if you do achieve 70% or better only the first mark will be taken as your final grade not the second attempt at the final exam.
All assessment must be satisfactory passed in order to pass the in the course.
Coming to the lab must be attended are compulsory part of the assessment to successfully complete the course.

This course is graded using the following course grades:

0-49% is NN- Fail

50-59 % is PA –Pass
60-69% is CR –Credit

70-79% is DI –Distinction

80-100% HD - High Distinction

The temporary grading is RW (Result Withheld) and DEF (Deferred Assessment Granted) are also used, but be converted to one of the above grades within a short item after the end of normal assessment periods end.
Normally the RWT grading is used where supplementary assessment is being offered.
It is converted opt Pa if the supplementary assessment is passed or NN if it is not.
It is your responsibility to follow up on any RWT of DEF grading to ensure that you do not miss any deadlines for submission of work or sitting examination.
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