Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5341 Diploma of Information Technology

Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake introductory programming tasks using an object-oriented programming language, including tool usage, documentation, debugging, and testing techniques.

It applies to individuals who are programmers in a variety of fields and who are required to produce simple programs in object-oriented languages.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTPRG406 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills


1. Apply basic language syntax and layout

2. Apply basic object-oriented principles in the target language

3. Debug the code

4. Document the activities.

5. Test the code

6. Create an application

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:

  • use an application program to design, and build, standard reusable software modules in response to a design specification
  • generate the code, and the documentation
  • undertake testing and debugging, to meet specifications. 

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • describe the processes and techniques related to object-oriented programming, including the concepts and language used
  • describe the process for developing small-size applications
  • identify and outline the key features of a graphical user interface (GUI), for interaction with an operator.

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the programming and software development industry, and include access to:

  • the software development environment
  • software packages.

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.