Course Title: Operate a personal computer

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1071

Course Title: Operate a personal computer

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term2 2012

Course Contact: Mandy Morrison

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4065

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge
required to start up a personal computer or business computer terminal;
to correctly navigate the desktop environment; and to use a range of
basic functions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBITU101A Operate a personal computer


1 Start computer,
system information
and features

2 Navigate and
manipulate desktop

3 Organise files using
basic directory and
folder structures

4.Print information

5 Shutdown

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will explore the following topics:

· literacy skills to identify work requirements, to comprehend basic workplace documents, to
interpret basic user manuals and to proofread simple documents

· communication skills to identify lines of communication, to request advice, to effectively
question, to follow instructions and to receive feedback

· problemsolving
skills to solve routine problems in the workplace, while under direct

· technology skills to use equipment safely while under direction, basic keyboard and mouse skills
and procedures relating to logging on and accessing a computer

· basic typing techniques and strategies.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this unit of competency is determined via a combination of assessment strategies which will include:

oral and written questions

Observation checklist