Course Title: Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: OFFC5195C

Course Title: Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5254 - Diploma of Electrical Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Gnesh Naik

Phone: +61 3 9925 4252

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not required

Course Description

This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to
engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying
user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering
and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring
and printing files.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED001B Use basic computer applications relevant to a Part 2.1D - Computer Systems Units workplace


1 Prepare to use computer applications.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.
1.3 Information required for the use of the application is obtained from appropriate sources.
1.4 Computer is started up and desktop icons are manipulated to access desired application,directories and files.
1.5 On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.
1.6 Help directory is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.


2 Use computer basic application.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Information is added, altered or deleted as needed in accordance with application user instructions.
2.3 Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance with quality requirements.


3. Output information from an application.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.
3.2 Files are printed for a formal record and/or to forwarded to others.
3.3 Files are sent via email in a readable format.


4. Shut down computer.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.
4.2 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

This unit shall be demonstrated using MATLAB  and AUTOCAD computational software packages which covers applications in Electrical and Electronics engineering. This unit aims to covers the fundamentals of computer applications and  also enhance students engineering skills using these software package

Teaching Schedule

This course runs in association with ISYS-5662C (Use Engineering Applications Software).  All the teaching elements are taught with ISYS-5662C  under the same cluster. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit consists of accumulative laboratory exercises, practical tests, written assignments, and a project.

Assessment Tasks

This unit runs in association with ISYS5662C (Use Engineering Application Software) under the same cluster. For assessment task please refer to ISYS5662C course guide.

Assessment Matrix

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