Course Title: Operate computer hardware

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5148

Course Title: Operate computer hardware

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

Course Contact: Jatinder Pal Warraich

Course Contact Phone: +61-3-99251335

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course the students will learn about the selection and operation of computer hardware and peripherals to complete the required tasks. This course is co-delivered with Apply Occupation Health and Safety Procedures, Connect Hardware Peripherals and Connect Internal Hardware Components which map most of the elements/topics covered by Cisco’s HP IT Essentials-I and CompTIA’s 2003 A+ Core Hardware Exam.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Apply Occupation Health and Safety Procedures ICAITU004C OHTH5227C
Connect Hardware Peripherals ICAITS014C COSC5746C
Connect Internal Hardware Components ICAITS021C NONE5239

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITU005C Operate computer hardware


Operate and maintain a range of hardware

Use appropriate office peripherals

Use keyboard and equipment

Learning Outcomes

See details under elements of competency.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, on-line tests, practical problem solving exercises and practical tests. Students are advised that they maybe be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Final examination is close book on-line test.
More detailed information about RMIT grading will be provided in class.