Course Title: Apply introductory object-oriented language skills

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5395 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

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 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:

ICTPRG430 Apply introductory object-oriented language skills


1 Determine application design

2. Implement the application design

3. Test the application

4. Hand over the application to the user

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

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

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • Select and use three language data types, three operators and three expressions
  • Use correct language syntax for one sequence, one selection and two iteration constructs
  • Use a modular approach to implement the logic for one object operation
  • Implement a class that uses arrays of primitive date types twice.
  • Read from and write to one text file
  • Implement two classes that each contain four instance variables
  • Implement one class that contains two options for object construction
  • Implement one class that uses user-defined object aggregation
  • Implement polymorphism once for code extensibility
  • Use one debugging tool
  • Apply code and documentation conventions that specify at least 3 aspects, according to organisational requirements
  • Perform and document two unit test cases

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit.  This includes:

  • Processes and techniques related to object-oriented programming, including the concepts and language
  • Syntax language rules, data types structures
  • Primitive instance variables
  • Class variables
  • Small-size application development processes
  • Polymorphism and inheritance
  • Debugging and testing approaches and techniques
  • Constructors
  • Object aggregation
  • Sequence, selection and iteration constructs
  • Organisational documentation

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where conditions are typical of those in an ICT working environment or workplace.  This includes:

  • Integrated development environment
  • Applications relevant to software development
  • Organisational code and documentation conventions
  • User requirements
  • Individual user to consult



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.