This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to build a basic website, consistent with the design, technical requirements and expectations of a client's business, using current industry software and tools.  It applies to individuals working as web developers who use a wide range of knowledge and skills across a range of general information and communications technology (ICT) environments, and support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that require broader, rather than more specialised, ICT support.

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: - conduct an assessment of, and document the specifications relating to, the client's website needs; - build a basic website according to client specifications; - validate the final web design against the client's requirements, and; - confirm and obtain client sign off. 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 a basic knowledge of design principles and the issues around accessibility and equity principles, when building for diverse users; - identify and describe the software, and tools, that are used in website development; - outline the general principles of the standard generalised markup language (SGML), and associated documentation standards; - outline the principles of website design; - describe the technical attributes specific to the web, and; - describe and apply, the types of code used in the generation of web sites.

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