Course Title: Create a markup language document to specification

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5395 Diploma of Information Technology

Course Title: Create a markup language document to specification

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a text editor to design, create and save web pages to a given specification, rather than using an authoring tool.

It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who interpret client briefs, generate a framework for internet information, and are resourceful in their application of technology in using a markup language.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTWEB429 Create a markup language document to specification


1. Analyse the specifications and requirements

2. Create the document structure

3. Incorporate the web page components

4. Validate the documents

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to:    

  • design, create and save a document using a markup language, without using an automated code generation program
  • use a text editor for generating the markup language code for use on common web browsers
  • validate the markup document against the standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • recognise and outline the use of markup languages including:
    • dynamic hypertext markup language (DHTML)
    • hypertext markup language (HTML)
    • standard generalised markup language (SGML)
    • virtual reality modelling language (VRML)
    • extensible hypertext markup language (XHTML)
    • extensible markup language (XML)
  • identify and describe, standards applicable to a markup language
  • summarise the range of available web browsers and their accessibility
  • identify and describe, the issues of accessibility.  

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 website technologies field of work, and include access to:

  • an organisational style guide or policy
  • all user requirements
  • a text editor
  • a range of browsers
  • the internet, to validate the markup.

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.