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.

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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 an application program to design, and build, standard reusable software modules in response to a design specification; - generate the code, and the documentation, and; - undertake testing and debugging, to meet specifications.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe the processes and techniques related to object-oriented programming, including the concepts and language used; - describe the process for developing small-size applications, and; - identify and outline the key features of a graphical user interface (GUI), for interaction with an operator.

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