Course Title: Install and optimise system software

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Install and optimise system software

Portfolio: BUS

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


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet


VET in Schools


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet


Vic Local & Regional Locations


650T TAFE Business

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Paul Lewis

Course Contact Phone: 9925 1615

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

Install and optimise system software course covers the skills required to plan and install a software solution.
Issues this competency addresses are taking regard of clients’ requirements, selecting appropriate software to meet these requirements. The course also covers the issues relating to installing the software and ensuring that it runs effectively.

This course is co-delivered with ‘Install Software Applications’ and ‘Install Software to Networked Computers’.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Install software applications ICAITS015B COSC5750C
Install software to networked computers ICAITS030B COSC5814C

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS020B Install and optimise system software


Determine operating systems requirements

Install and optimise operating system

Obtain operating system

Provide instruction to meet new software requirements

Learning Outcomes

See details under elements of competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework,  in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises,  presentations,  practical tests and a final exam.  Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.