This unit covers operating computers and/or controllers in industrial situations and preparing and maintaining programs.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


MEM16008A - Interact with computing technology


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: - completing tasks using selected hardware in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and to workplace procedures; - using CPU, I/O, peripherals, interfaces, actuators and other computer/controller equipment; - accessing and using appropriate software in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to complete task requirements; - saving and storing documents and other computer/controller files are in an appropriate directory in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and workplace procedures; - identifying and analysing difficulties using appropriate help sources; - preparing work plans for programming/customising task; - writing/altering/customising programs; - testing and amending programs, and; - maintaining records.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - functions and operating procedures of CPU, I/O, peripherals, interfaces, actuators and other computer/controller equipment; - applications of available hardware and criteria for selecting the hardware for particular tasks; - procedures for operating hardware; - procedures for checking and replacing hardware consumables; - available software and their applications; - procedures and commands for the use of identified software; - procedures and related requirements for saving and storing documents and computer/controller files; - techniques for accessing, transferring, printing documents or other computer files or using computer files to control plant and equipment; - techniques for accessing and using manuals and training booklets to solve minor problems; - procedures for accessing sources of help; - techniques for accessing help with typical difficulties with selected applications; - typical programming/customising sequencing and related issues; - techniques and procedures for preparing a work plan for a programming/customising task; - techniques and procedures for writing/customising programs in specified formats and computer language; - techniques and procedures for testing and amending programs; - procedures for checking program alteration with users; - procedures for maintaining records and reports on program/system development or enhancement, and; - procedures for disseminating information on program/system development.

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