Course Title: Introduce cloud computing into business operations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4398 Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping

Course Title: Introduce cloud computing into business operations

Portfolio: BUS 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


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of internet computing and cloud services. It involves undertaking a basic review of business computing needs and identifying options for introducing cloud computing services into a small business or work area in an organisation.


It applies to individuals who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve business operations.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBSMB412 Introduce cloud computing into business operations


1. Review computing needs in the business

2. Investigate cloud computing services to meet business needs

3. Develop a plan to introduce cloud computing

4. Support implementation of the plan

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • review and analyse business computing use and needs, including equipment and software requirements
  • collect and analyse information about cloud computing including:
  • seeking assistance from specialist advisor as required
  • performing cost-benefit analysis
  • identifying potential risks
  • make the business case to introduce cloud computing
  • prepare a plan and support others to implement cloud computing.


Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • explain fundamentals of cloud computing, including key terms and concepts
  • outline sources of information about cloud computing for micro or small business, and options specific to the business
  • describe how to undertake a cost-benefit analysis and prepare a budget
  • summarise business protocols for using services of specialist advisors.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the Management and Leadership Small and Micro Business field of work and include access to:

  • business equipment and resources
  • business technology
  • relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
  • relevant workplace documentation and resources
  • case studies or where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.


Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.