Course Title: Operate a personal computer

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3231

Course Title: Operate a personal computer

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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


360T Education


Term1 2013

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou & Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: &

Course Description

This unit covers the competencies required to start up a personal computer or business computer terminal, correctly navigate the desktop environment and use a range of basic functions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This module must be co-delivered and assessed with at least of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the certificates in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN107A Operate a personal computer


1. Start computer and basic system information and features.
2. Navigate and manipulate desktop environment.
3. Organise basic directory and folder structures.
4. Organise files for use and/or organisational requirements.
5. Print information.
6. Shutdown computer.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to start and shut down the personal computer or business computer terminal , navigate and manipulate desktop environment

Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessments may include:

direct observation of classroom based practical activities
on line language learning activities
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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