Course Title: Use basic computing language and skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3232

Course Title: Use basic computing language and skills

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term2 2012

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9494

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course is part of a full time integrated program.

The unit aims to develop computer skills of learners who are speakers of languages other than English to develop language skills.The unit provides an introduction to computer terminology related to hardware, software and functions. It provides the knowledge and skills to access a range of language learning options.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificate III in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU554 Use basic computing language and skills


1. Use correct computer terminology

2. Describe items on the computer desktop

3. perform a simple computer task

4. Complete computer-based language learning activities

5. Describe common computer related problems and seek assisstance to solve them

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+ and Writing 2+.


  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Reading and Writing at Level 3

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by: 

  • evidence of the ability to source computer information 
  • evidence of the ability to respond to and interpret basic computer instructions and seek assistance as appropriate
  • presentation of a portfolio
  • a mid semester interview.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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