Course Title: Develop web site information architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6068 Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Title: Develop web site information architecture

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Christina Norwood

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4931

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course explores the components of Information Architecture as it applies to web sites – categorization, labelling, navigation, and search. It explores the different schemes available for categorizing information, possible site structures, and various forms of navigation available on web sites.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

COSC 5290C Design dynamic websites
COSC 5291C Build a document using extensible mark-up language
COSC 5292C Create dynamic web pages

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITAD146A Develop web site information architecture


Develop navigation system

Identify content needs

Plan content structure

Test and sign off

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including skills tests, extended assignment work, and a final written theory exam