This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct a highly interactive and automated software application. It applies to individuals who build and integrate interactive applications, or websites for internal, and public, sites. They may work as application developers, application-support personnel, programmers specialising in a scripting language, web application programmers, or web developers.

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: - design, write, and integrate scripts into software solutions to accommodate specified application requirements; - test and debug scripts, to ensure that the software meets the specification, and; - use a framework and an integrated development environment (IDE) in developing scripts. 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: - describe the platforms suited to software development; - identify and summarise, copyright and intellectual property legislative requirements; - describe the life cycle of software development, and; - describe the processes and techniques related to the development of small-size applications.

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