Course Title: Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C1071 Certificate I in Work Education

Course Title: Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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 and Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Elizabeth-Anne Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to connect to the internet, securely send and receive emails, search the internet using web browsers and interact securely and in a socially responsible manner with a range of different internet sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAICT103A Use, communicate and search securely on the internet


1. Connect to and access the internet

2. Use email for communications

3. Search the internet

4. Access and use consumer-specific sites on the internet

5. Undertake online transactions

6. Conduct an advanced search

7. Use information that has been located

Learning Outcomes

By completing this course you will obtain the following learning outcomes:
■connecting to and accessing the internet
■sending and receiving emails
■ accessing secure internet access and email communications
■using search tools to locate information
■researching and selecting appropriate website
■undertaking online interactions
■making an informed assessment of the accuracy, currency, authority and reliability of the site and information located.

Overview of Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your practical skills and knowledge. These include for this course:

■verbal or written questioning of your knowledge of internet access requirements, email features and search engine attributes
■direct observation of you accessing the internet, using email, and searching and interacting with consumer sites using advanced search features
■direct observation of you undertaking online interactions
■review of your search results, including assessment of the accuracy, currency and reliability of the site and information located.