This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct highly interactive and automated software applications.

It applies to those who build and integrate interactive applications or websites for internal or 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

Study level:
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 at least one script into software solutions to accommodate specified application requirements. In the course of the above, the candidate must: *test and debug scripts *use required framework and an integrated development environment (IDE) in developing scripts. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *software development platforms *organisational and legislative requirements applicable to writing script for software applications *software development life cycle methodology and process *integrated development environment (IDE) *scripting languages *processes and techniques related to development of small-size applications.

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