Course Title: Use technology for a range of purposes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: GEDU5970

Course Title: Use technology for a range of purposes

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1073 - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Contact : Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 150

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


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use technology in everyday life.  You will focus on clarifying your use of technology and what access and equipment is required to meet your individual needs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20446 Use technology for a range of purposes


1. Investigate a range of technology

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Outline a range of technology used in the home

1.2 Describe the range of technology used in the community

1.3 Describe the technology and the practical applications currently being used

1.4 Describe the technology and the practical application of interest


2. Research technology to meet identified needs

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Outline needs technology could meet

2.2 Investigate specific technology for personal needs

2.3 Identify safety issues relating to using technology

2.4 Follow instructions when using learning procedures

2.5 Carry out procedures to use technology


3. Investigate technology to meet personal needs

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify personal needs

3.2 Identify features of technology to meet personal needs

3.3 Operate technology appropriately


4. Operate electronic communication devices to meet everyday needs

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Communicate operating procedures and protocols of most commonly used communication devices

4.2 Send/receive/respond to messages/phones

4.3 Investigate eLearning options

4.4 Participate in eLearning community



5. Investigate appropriate use of technology implementing safe practices

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Research various social media forums for specific needs

5.2 Identify safety issues relating to social media

5.3 Follow instructions when engaging in social media

5.4 Engage in social media communication following procedures and protocols

5.5 Identify issues related to cyber bullying

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed the following skills and knowledge:

communication skills to participate in electronic communication and interactions

problem solving skills to identify technology suitable for identified requirements and to follow procedures and protocols when using technology

self management skills to seek feedback and monitor technology usage safely

planning and organisation skills to follow instructions

teamwork skills to work with others when using technology

understanding of safety when engaging in technology

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in learning activities which will be timetabled for a particular time each week for the duration of the year.

Learning activities will take place in the classroom.  There will be timetabled exursions.

Learning activities for this unit will include:

  • Group work
  • Class discussions
  • Project work
  • Excursions

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts




Other Resources

It would be useful if you were to bring to class mobile phone devices, camera, ipod, and any other piece of electronic equipment you typically use.  Your teacher will direct you as to when this equipment would be most useful.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in the course is ongoing and will included the following:

practical demonstration


research project

Assessment Tasks

There are 3 assessment tasks you will need to complete for this course.

Assessment task 1 - Oral questions

Assessment task 2 - Project

Assessment task 3 - Demonstration

You will have teacher-support for all assessment activities

For the assessment activities, you will have the opportunity to present your work to the teacher in parts, for appraisal, before final submission.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and do the task orally if needed.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency.  These are available from the Program Coordinator or the subject teacher.

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.  Grades include -

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n

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