Course Title: Assemble, set-up and test computing devices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: EEET7066C

Course Title: Assemble, set-up and test computing devices

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6121 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

null

Nominal Hours: 80

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

UEENEEE101A

Course Description

This unit covers assembly, setting up and testing personal computers as directed in computer service manuals. It encompasses safe working practices, checking computer components, assembling components to form a basic personal computer, installing and testing basic operating system, drivers and application software, following written and oral instruction and applying customer relations procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEED102A Assemble, set-up and test computing devices

Element:

1 Assemble computing devices

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 Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is co-ordinated effectively with others.
1.4 Computer, components, operating system and application software are obtained in accordance with established routines and checked as meeting requirements.
1.5 Computer components are assembled and connected in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
1.6 Routine quality checks are carried out in accordance with work instructions.
1.7 Procedures are followed for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions

Element:

2 Install operating system and application software

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Minimum hardware requirements are established that are appropriate for the operating system that will be installed.
2.3 Computer is started up and on-screen instructions for the installation of the operating system to default configuration are followed, including drivers and network interfaces.
2.4 Application software is installed to default configuration following on-screen installation instruction.
2.5 Ensure authentication and data security and integrity is implemented on a computing device which may include antivirus and logins.
2.6 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.
2.7 Routine quality checks are carried out in accordance with work instructions.
2.8 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.

Element:

3 Test computer operation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
3.2 Computer is switched on and start-up procedures are followed and checked.
3.3 Operating system and application programs are checked to be opening and operating correctly.
3.4 Faults are identified as being the result of faulty hardware or software.
3.5 The need to test or measure live is determined in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures.
3.6 Faults are rectified in accordance with computer hardware, operating system and application instructions.
3.7 Procedures for referring non-routine events to immediate supervisor for directions are followed.
3.8 Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.
3.9 Work is carried out efficiently without waste of materials or damage to apparatus, circuits, the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy principles.

Element:

4 Complete work and report

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OHS risk control work completion measures and procedures are followed.
4.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
4.3 Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the work in accordance with established procedures.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

You will involve in the following learning activities to meet requirements for the four clustered competencies ( UEENEED102A, UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE117A, UEENEED143A) and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates.
* Lectures
* Practical work
* Project


Cluster Information:
This course is delivered in a cluster (Computer Technology) in conjunction with:
UEENEEE101A Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace,
UEENEEE117A Implement and monitor energy sector OHS policies and procedures,
UEENEED143A Install and configure a client computer operating system and software
The learning and assessment activities will include all the components of competencies UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE117A, UEENEED102A andUEENEED143A

Elements and Criteria for UEENEED143A (EEET7068C)

1 Prepare to install and configure a computer operating system and software.
1.1 OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.
1.3 The scope of work to be undertaken is determined from documentation or from discussions with work supervisor.
1.4 Operating system and application software versions as required for the installation are obtained in accordance with established procedures and checked against job requirements.
2 Upgrade computer and peripheral software.
2.1 OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.
2.2 Operating system and application and network software components are installed in accordance with installation instructions and industry practices.
2.3 Operating system, software applications and network, including device drivers, are tested in preparation for return to service/customer.
2.4 Operating system network and software malfunctions are identified using logical techniques drawing on knowledge of operating system configuration requirements.
2.5 Malfunctions are rectified using latest software versions, incremental updates and bug and security patches.
2.6 Methods for dealing with unexpected situations are decided on the basis of safety and required work outcomes.
2.7 Installation and configuration is carried out efficiently without waste of materials and energy or damage to apparatus, the surrounding environment or other services.
3 Complete and report upgrading and maintenance activities.
3.1 OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.
3.2 Work area is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Operating system network and software installation is documented and appropriate person(s) notified in accordance with established procedures.

Elements and Criteria for UEENEEE101A (OHTH5729C)

1 Prepare to enter a work area.
1.1 Work area access permits are obtained from appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
1.2 Safe work methods for controlling risk obtained, read and understood prior to undertaking a work activity.
1.3 Preparations for electrical and non-electrical isolation are carried out to prevent creation of hazards from loss of machine/system/process control according to established procedures.
1.4 Tools and equipment needed for the work are checked for safety and correct functionality according to established procedures and regulatory requirements.
2 Apply safe working practices.
2.1 Safe work methods for controlling risk are followed accurately.
2.2 Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are followed according to work procedures and scope of responsibility and competencies.
3 Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control.
3.1 Hazards are identified and control measures implemented and monitored through active participation in the consultation process with employer and other employees.
3.2 Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
3.3 OHS records of incidents are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements and established procedures.
3.3 Workplace instructions and training are followed accurately within established procedures.

Elements and Criteria for UEENEEE117A (OHTH5730C)

1 Provide OHS information to the work group.
1.1 Relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice are accurately and clearly explained to the work group.
1.2 Information on the organisation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner and is accurately and clearly explained to the work group.
1.3 Information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures is regularly provided and is accurately and clearly explained to the work group.
2 Implement and monitor participative arrangements for the management of OHS.
2.1 Organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues are implemented and monitored to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute.
2.2 Issues raised through consultation are dealt with and resolved promptly or referred to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with workplace procedures for issue resolution.
2.3 The outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues are made known to the work group promptly.
3 Implement and monitor the procedures for identifying hazards, assessing risk and controlling risks.
3.1 Existing and potential hazards in the work area are identified and reported so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied.
3.2 Work procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the work group is monitored in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.3 Existing procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the work group is monitored in accordance with workplace procedures.
3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified in accordance with the hierarchy of control and reported to designated personnel.
3.5 Inadequacies in resource allocation for implementation of risk control measures identified and reported to designated personnel.
4 Implement the procedures for dealing with hazardous events.
4.1 Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are implemented whenever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken.
4.2 Hazardous events are investigated to identify their cause in accordance with investigation procedures.
4.3 Control measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of hazardous events are implemented based on the hierarchy of control if within scope of responsibilities and competencies or alternatively referred to designated personnel for implementation.
5 Implement and monitor the procedures for OHS training.
5.1 Occupational health and safety training needs are identified accurately, specifying gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by work group members.
5.2 Arrangements are made for fulfilling identified occupational health and safety training needs in both on and off-the-job training programs in consultation with relevant parties.
6 Implement and monitor the procedures for maintaining OHS records.
6.1 Occupational health and safety records for work area are accurately and legibly completed in accordance with workplace requirements for occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.
6.2 Aggregate information from the area’s occupational health and safety records is used to identify hazards and monitor risk control procedures within work according to organisational procedures and within scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

This course and other two clustered competencies are mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3.In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with the cluster of competencies UEENEED102A, UEENEED143A, UEENEEE101A and UEENEEE117A in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the 4 clustered competencies (UEENEED102A, UEENEED143A, UEENEEE101A UEENEEE117A) is detailed below.

WeekTopics DeliveredElements/Performance criteria
1Introduction to course:
Review course guide. Review assessment. Overview of course content.
Review resources. OH&S issues. Lecture/tutorial: Introduction to the PC. Laboratory: Lab Safety and ESD
Project information (15%). Due weeks 14 - 16.
 
UEENEED102A 1, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 3
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1
 
2Lecture/tutorial:
Safe lab procedures. Laboratory: Selection of components, physical inspection of PC and identification of components.
 
UEENEED102A 1, 2, 3
UEENEED143A 1, 3, 4
UEENEEE101A 1, 2
UEENEEE117A 1, 2, 3
 
3

Lecture/tutorial:
Assembling a PC. OH&S - Safety risk control. Laboratory: Partial PC disassembly and reassembly.

Online closed book test (1%)

UEENEED102A 1, 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 3
UEENEEE101A 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
4

Lecture/tutorial:
Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting. OH&S: The OH&S documentation process.
Laboratory: Full PC disassembly and reassembly.

Online closed book test (1%)

UEENEED102A 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 2, 3, 4
UEENEEE101A 2
UEENEEE117A 1, 2, 3
5

Lecture/tutorial: Operating systems fundamentals. OH&S - Electrical hazards.
Laboratory: Practical test 1 (15%)

Online closed book test (1%)

UEENEED102A 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 2, 3
UEENEEE101A 1, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
 6

Lecture/tutorial: Networks. OH&S - Radiation hazards.
Laboratory: Boot process and BIOS configuration, computer hardware and boot configuration, start up and shutdown procedures.

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 1, 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
 7

Lecture/tutorial: Networks. OH&S - Toxic substances.
Laboratory: Installation of operating system and device drivers.

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
8

Lecture/tutorial: Laptops. OH&S - Airborne particles.
Laboratory: Obtaining information from the operating system.

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 2, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
9

Lecture/tutorial: Printers. OH&S - Explosive hazards.
Laboratory:
Command line interface

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 3
UEENEED143A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
10

Lecture/tutorial: Security. OH&S - Industrial worksite hazards.
Laboratory:
Recovery Console

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2

 
11

Lecture/tutorial: Communicating in abusiness environment. OH&S - Safe use of tools and equipment.
Laboratory: Microsoft Management Console and resource usage, analysing computer performance

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2

 
12

Lecture/tutorial: Advanced troubleshooting. OH&S - Rotating machinery hazards.
Laboratory: Recovering from boot failure.

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2

 
13

Lecture/tutorial: Advanced troubleshooting - The hazards of electrical storage devices; capacitors and inductors.
Laboratory: Partitioning a hard drive.

Online closed book test (1%)
 

UEENEED102A 3
UEENEED143A 3
UEENEEE101A 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
14Lecture/tutorial: Project presentations (15%). OH&S - Correct use of electrical measuring devices
Laboratory: System utilities
 
UEENEED102A 2, 3, 4
UEENEED143A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2, 3
 
15Lecture/tutorial: Project presentations (15%). OH&S: revision:
Laboratory: Laboratory revision.
 
UEENEED102A 3
UEENEED143A 2
UEENEEE101A 1, 2, 3
UEENEEE117A 1, 2
 
16Lecture/tutorial: Project presentations (15%).
Lab test practice.
 
UEENEED102A All
UEENEED143A All
UEENEEE101A All
UEENEEE117A All
 
17

Practical test (15%).

UEENEED102A All
UEENEED143A All
UEENEEE101A All
UEENEEE117A All
 
18

Closed book test (UEENEED102A, UEENEED143A: 24%).

Closed book test (UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE117A: 100%).

UEENEED102A All
UEENEED143A All
UEENEEE101A All
UEENEEE117A All
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

On line content:  http://www.netacad.com  IT Essentials PC Hardware and Software Course Booklet, Version 5


References


Other Resources

Resource materials will be available on myRMIT>Studies>EEET7066C.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Project

Weighting towards final grade (%): 15

 

Assessment 2: Practical Tests

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50

 

Assessment 3: Closed Book Tests

Weighting towards final grade (%): 35

these tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/Performance Criteria Covered

Project

Practical Test

Closed book Test

1.1

x

x

x

1.2

x

x

x

1.3

x

x

x

1.4

x

x

x

1.5

x

x

x

1.6

x

x

x

1.7

x

x

x

2.1

x

x

x

2.2

x

x

x

2.3

x

x

x

2.4

x

x

x

2.5

x

x

x

2.6

x

x

x

2.7

x

x

x

2.8

x

x

x

3.1

x

x

x

3.2

x

x

x

3.3

x

x

x

3.4

x

x

x

3.5

x

x

x

3.6

x

x

x

3.7

x

x

x

3.8

x

x

x

3.9

x

x

x

4.1

x

x

x

4.2

x

x

x

4.3

x

x

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Assignments: 20%
Project: 15%
Practical Tests: 30%
Closed book Tests: 35% (UEENEED102A, UEENEED143A)
Closed book Tests: 100% (UEENEEE101A, UEENEEE117A)

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:
80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs UEENEEE101A  Elements & Performance Criteria

 
UEENEEE101A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments 1.11.21.32.12.23.13.23.3
Closed book Testxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEEE117A Elements & Performance Criteria

 UEENEEE117A Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessments1.11.21.32.12.22.33.13.23.33.43.54.14.24.35.15.26.16.2
Closed book Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Assessment vs UEENEED102A Elements & Performance Criteria

  UEENEED102A Elements & Performance Criteria
 1.11.21.31.41.51.61.72.12.22.32.42.52.63.13.23.33.43.53.63.73.83.94.14.24.3
Assignment  x x  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Projectxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Practical Testxxxxxx       xxxx      xx
Closed book Testxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 Assessment vs UEENEED143A Elements & Performance Criteria

  UEENEED143A Elements & Performance Criteria
 Assessments 1.1 1.21.3  1.4 2.12.2 2.3  2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 3.13.2  3.3
Assignment   x  x x x x x x x x x
 Project x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
 Practical Test x x x x       x x x x
 Closed book Test x x x x x x x x x x x x x

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

 Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Assignment    xx x xxxxx      
Project    x  xxxxxxxxxx
Practical Test  xxxx x xxxx xxx
Closed book Test xxxxxxxxx       

 

ALL ASSESSMENTS
UEENEEE101A
 0 0 302223033133230
ALL ASSESSMENTS
UEENEEE117A
00302223033133230
ALL ASSESSMENTS
UEENEED102A
11322233131333232
ALL ASSESSMENTS
UEENEED143A
11322233131333232
0 (blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed.
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element.
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element.

Other Information

null

Course Overview: Access Course Overview