Course Title: Connect Internal Hardware Components

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: COSC5115C

Course Title: Connect Internal Hardware Components

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Leonardo Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4711

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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


Course Description

This course introduces the student to the basic foundations in assembling a personal computer and troubleshoot problems that occur. You will learn how to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair personal computers and software. The topics include information technology basics, how computers work, different types of operating systems, networking fundamentals, printers, preventive maintenance and troubleshooting hardware and software.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS021B ICAITS021B Connect internal hardware components


Determine new components required

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Install components

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Obtain components

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Provide instruction to meet new requirement

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Learning Outcomes


Interaction with client is achieved, to determine requirements.

· Client requirements are documented and passed on to supervisor.

Vendors are contacted and technical specifications are obtained.

· Recommendations are documented and provided to supervisor.

Peripherals are installed with minimum disruption to clients.

· Peripherals are installed, configured and tested in accordance with installation procedures and organisational requirements.

· System is optimised to meet organisational needs.

One to one instruction to client is provided as required.

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

Details of Learning Activities


Teaching Schedule


Learning Resources

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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.
Make sure that you understand the Special consideration Policy available at the following website:

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Assessment Matrix

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