Course Title: Produce a feasibility report

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6110C

Course Title: Produce a feasibility report

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact : Swati Dave

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5811

Course Contact Email:swati.dave@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Contact:  Catherine Han Lin
Course Contact Phone:  +61 3 9925 1336
Course Contact Email:  catherinehan.lin@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to recommend the preferred scenario from a range of feasible options offered to the client. Students will work in teams produce a feasibility report for a small business Website, and then test their design.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICASAD506A Produce a feasibility report

Element:

1. Confirm client requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm client requirements to determine project scope, and the problem context
or opportunity faced by the business
1.2 Review documented client requirements, project scope, related problems and
sources of information
1.3 Confirm requirements and scope with the client
 

Element:

2. Examine and review alternatives

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Ensure that future client requirements are addressed
2.2 Research and document feasible solutions for client requirements
2.3 Ensure that the feasibility of each solution has been assessed, including
constraints
 

Element:

3. Prepare and publish feasibility report

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Ensure that the completed feasibility report covers client requirements, project
scope and analysis of alternative scenarios
3.2 Confirm the recommendation of the preferred scenario
3.3 Present feasibility report to appropriate person for project approval
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include laboratory-based sessions on a variety of topics as shown in the Teaching Schedule below. Learning activities will generally consist of practical computer exercises based on teacher handouts.

Students should attend all sessions. Students will also be expected to undertake work on a small Web project and other activities for homework. 


Teaching Schedule


The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
 

WeekWeek CommencingTopicsAssessmentCompetencies Delivered 
111th Feb 2013Pre-training review:
• RPL
• LLN as required

Familiarisation with:
• Program
• Services/facilities
• Other students
• Teacher(s)
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Pre-reading
• Blackboard

Overview of assessment requirements:
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy

Introduction to Web Design
• Course introduction & overview
• An HTML5 template & HTML tags
• Validation of HTML pages
  ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
 
218th Feb 2013More HTML
• HTML links, images
• Sections with divs & HTML 5 tags
Project feasibility concepts
 ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
325th Feb 2013Introduction to CSS
• CSS syntax & styles
• Classes & ids
• Font, text & link styles
Project objectives & feasibility
Assessment 1 - Website Project (stage1 and stage 2) spec issued
Class exercise
 
ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
44th Mar 2013More CSS
• Block & inline elements
• The box model
• Sizing, borders, margins & padding
Project scope & client requirements
 ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
511th Mar 2013HTML & CSS
Project scope & client requirements
 ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
618th Mar 2013CSS Positioning & Lists
• CSS positioning & floats
• Styling lists & links
Project alternatives
  ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
725th Mar 2013latest Web technologies
Feasibility report recommendations
 Assessment 1 - Website Project Stage 1: Feasibility Report draft check and feedbackICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
  Mid Semester Break 28th Mar - 3rd Apr 2013  
71st Apr 2013latest Web technologies
Feasibility report recommendations
 Assessment 1 - Website Project Stage 1: Feasibility Report draft check and feedbackICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
88th Apr 2013Skinning & Images
Buttons & Tables
Assessment 1 - Website Project Stage 1: Feasibility ReportICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
915th Apr 2013More on Buttons & Tables
Web accessibility issues
 ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
1022nd Apr 2013Tables & Forms ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
1129th Apr 2013Forms & Page Layout Assessment 1 - Website Project Stage 2: HTML & CSS draft check and feedbackICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
126th May 2013JavaScript & jQuery Assessment 1 - Website Project Stage 2: HTML & CSSICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
1313th May 2013Revision ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
1420th May 2013Skill ReviewAssessment 2 – Skill ReviewICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
1527th May 2013Feedback & review ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A
 163rd June 2013Re-submission of work if required
 
 ICAWEB429A
ICAWEB506A
ICASAD506A


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no precsribed textbook fo this course.


References

However the the Website www.w3schools.com is particularly useful, as is the following textbook:

Lowery, J & Fletcher, M (2011), HTML5 24-Hour Trainer, Wiley Publishing, ISBN 978-0-470-64782-0

This book is pitched at an ideal level for beginning students. It covers and strong in both HTML and CSS and is very up-to-date.
 
It is also quite moderately priced, and comes with some excellent interactive videos on DVD.

Other materials will include worksheets distributed by the teacher in class and various Websites which will be indicated. 


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
  • demonstration of techniques

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.


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete two assessments. You must successfully complete both assessments (1 & 2) to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment 1 - Website Project

For this assessment task you are required to work in a team to plan and develop a static Website for a small business, using the latest standards in HTML and CSS. Your Website must be tailored to the requirements of a client, preferably a real client.

Your Website will be designed, styled and laid-out with style sheets. As it is a team work, you will need to work effectively in a team, and manage your project to ensure timely completion and client approval. You should liaise with your client on a regular basis throughout the project. A project presentation will be scheduled to demonstrate your websites to the project stakeholders in week 12.

The website project contains the following:
Stage 1: Feasibility Report (Due date: Week 8 in class)
• Research and analyse your business case, define your project scope and clients requirements
• Research and recommend feasible solutions and alternatives for client
• Create your website project feasibility report and project specification

Stage 2: HTML & CSS (Due date: Week 12 in class)
To be deemed competent in this task you will need to submit and demonstrate each of the following:
• Basic teamwork and project management skills
• HTML and CSS code which is readable and validates
• A template for the Website with effective navigation
• Styling and page layout which meets client requirements
• Particular features such as forms, tables and email links
• Additional cutting-edge features (e.g. jQuery) with documentation
• Hosting on RMIT Web server with appropriate folders
• Acceptable appearance in popular Web browsers

Assessment 2 – Skill Review (Due date: Week 14 in class)

You will be required to demonstrate how to create a Web page using HTML, and style the page using CSS as per a model provided. Resources such as Websites, textbooks and previously written code may be used.
To be deemed competent in this task you will need to demonstrate particular skills in the following areas:
• Positioning of sections
• Page & text centering
• Section & other borders
• Header & background images
• Font settings
• Background colours
• Table formatting
• Navigation links
• Gallery formatting


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Submission Requirements

Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.

You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

Resubmission Guide:
Once a student has submitted an assessment task, a resubmission maybe granted if deemed NYC. On resubmission, a student will not receive a grade higher than CAG (Competency achieved)

Marking Guide (Competency):

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT).

So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.


Marking Guide (Grading):

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

The grading is according to the following criteria:

1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK

We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications given to in class. You should endeavour to demonstrate a high level of initiative in your approach to planning and developing viable and feasible Websites for the various business scenarios investigated.

2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING

We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in planning and developing a variety of business Websites. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of feasibility concepts and the HTML and CSS you have learnt in all assessment tasks.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING

We are looking for appropriate use of the latest techniques in HTML and CSS to produce effective business Websites as per client requirements outlined in a feasibility study. You should aim to consistently demonstrate your skills in each assessment task.

You also need to be able to overcome the various problems which that can arise in developing a business Website, in particular page layout problems. You will need to demonstrate a degree of perseverance, and be able research possible solutions via the Web.

4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT

You should aim to attend all class sessions and save your solutions to all exercises and assessment tasks you have completed, for example on your home drive or USB device. An organised folder structure is highly recommended.

It will be very advantageous to prepare for and review class materials using suggested resources, such as the recommended textbook or Websites indicated by your teacher.

We also expect to see ongoing progress your portfolio of documents for the project, full utilisation of Blackboard as per course guidelines and timely submission of all assessment tasks.

5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK

We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions in class and with your team members. For the project in particular you will need to work effectively in a team, and manage your work to ensure timely completion and client approval. You should therefore also liaise with your client on a regular basis throughout the project.


Final Grades Table:


CHD     Competent with High Distinction
CDI      Competent with Distinction
CC       Competent with Credit
CAG     Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC     Not Yet Competent
DNS     Did Not Submit for assessment

Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

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