Course Title: Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4403 Certificate IV in Information Technology

Course Title: Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 80

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Flexible Terms

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2021 (MST1)

Course Contact: Luke Eberbach

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4381

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Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to install and integrate a virtual server in a network to replace multiple physical servers, reducing power requirements of individual servers and meeting sustainability targets.

It applies to individuals with a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT) networks using internet protocol (IP) systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTSUS501 Implement server virtualisation for a sustainable ICT system


1. Plan to implement server virtualisation

2. Design virtual server specification

3. Install virtual server

4. Integrate and test virtual server

5. Complete work and document activities

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • communicate with clients for business purposes
  • determine and meet client requirements for installation and testing a virtual server
  • install, integrate and test virtualisation components according to vendor and technical specifications.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

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

  • explain client business domain, business function and organisation
  • summarise compatibility issues and resolution procedures
  • describe configuration of internet protocol (IP) networks
  • identify current industry-accepted products
  • describe the process of documenting technical specifications
  • outline linkage between processes
  • discuss systems diagnostic features 
  • summarise the following technologies:
  • power supply requirements and management
  • registered random access memory (RAM)
  • server design and network architecture
  • set up and configuration procedures
  • single and multiple processors
  • vendor specifications and requirements for software installation
  • virtual server functionality.

Assessment Conditions

Gather evidence to demonstrate 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 telecommunications – sustainability field of work and include access to:

  • a site and equipment on which servers can be virtualised
  • server virtualisation currently used in industry
  • relevant documentation, feasibility studies, equipment manuals and other site-related documentation.


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.