This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, acquire, evaluate and apply new technology to improve the organisation's performance.  This unit applies to individuals who have achieved a degree of autonomy as information and communications technology (ICT) users and support staff engaged in ongoing review and research to identify and apply new technology or techniques to improve aspects of the organisation's activities.

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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 competency unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of project and 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: - identify new and emerging technology in information and communications technology (ICT); - test and evaluate new equipment for the benefit of the organisation, and; - use features and functions of new technologies, including software and equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - discuss current technology trends and directions in ICT including: hardware; new developments; new protocols; services, and software; - describe the general features and capabilities of current industry hardware and software products; - outline information gathering techniques, and; - outline vendor product directions relating to specified technology.

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