This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write and apply scripting language in authoring interactive media.  It applies to individuals who apply skills in writing and customising their own code for work in client-side technologies. They integrate and develop basic scripting routines to enhance interaction levels or remedy functionality errors in interactive media products.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - use design specifications and discussion with relevant personnel, to identify scripting requirements; - create pseudo-code and flowcharts to structure functional logic prior to coding; - write scripting language code to meet functional requirements for interactive media products; - produce clean, logical and well-documented code, and; - test code and de-bug as required to ensure interactive functions work without fault. Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline typical challenges when writing scripts for interactive products and how to handle these; - describe a range of authoring software, scripting languages and scripted elements; - explain different structures used in scripting languages for authoring multimedia products, including Document Object Model (DOM) and Object Oriented Programming (OOP), and; - identify basic health and safety requirements when working on computers and keyboards.

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