Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5371 Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Julia Makin

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use computer applications employing advanced features. It involves manipulating data and accessing support resources to solve routine problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAICT308A Use advanced features of computer applications


1. Manipulate data

2. Access and use support resources

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subjects students will attain the skills use advanced computer applications for the use of a variety of commercial uses.

Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment

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

Required skills 

  • communication skills to:
  • communicate with supervisors and peers
  • seek assistance and expert advice
  • use online help
  • literacy skills to interpret technical documentation, equipment manuals and specifications
  • planning and organisational skills to prioritise and monitor own work
  • problem-solving skills to solve operational problems as they arise
  • research skills to source support resources to solve routine problems
  • safety awareness skills to work systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment
  • technical skills to:
  • apply technical support for system problems
  • operate software applications
  • use applications features
  • use online help.


Required knowledge 

  • basic knowledge of operating systems software and system tools
  • vendor product directions in computer applications
  • vendor applications and their features.

Assessment Conditions

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Evidence of the ability to:

  • use at least three computer applications employing advanced features and import and export capacities for efficiency and productivity purposes
  • solve routine problems using support resources.

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.