Course Title: Operate a personal computer

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1073

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, Urban & Social Studies


Course Contact: Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to start up a 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


Start computer, system information and features

Navigate and manipulate desktop environment

Organise files using basic directory and folder structures

Print information

Shut-down computer

Learning Outcomes

Required skills

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 request advice, to effectively question, to follow instructions and to receive feedback

problem-solving skills to solve routine problems in the workplace, while under direct supervision

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

Required knowledge

key provisions of relevant legislation from all levels of government that may effect aspects of business operations, such as:


basic ergonomics of computer use

main types and parts of computers, and basic features of different operating systems

suitable file naming conventions

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is determined via a combination of assessment strategies which may likely include:

Simple oral and/or written questions

Student demonstration

Portfolio Evidence