Course Title: Build a document using extensible markup language

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6068 Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Title: Build a document using extensible markup language

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2008,
Term1 2010,
Term1 2011

Course Contact: Christina Norwood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4931

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

XML is an important format for data storage and transmission. The structure of XML documents is described, and the use of DTDs and XSL documents for the definition and validation of XML-based languages. Some important applications of XML, such as XHTML and web services, are also explored.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COSC 5290C Design dynamic websites to meet technical requirements
COSC 5292C Create dynamic web pages
COSC 5293C Develop website information architecture

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITB161A Build a document using extensible markup language


Confirm validity

Define document structure

Determine documentation standards

Employ XML language object model

Finalise and test document

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including extended assignment, skills tests, and a written theory exam.