This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to use infotechnology devices in the workplace in accordance with the relevant work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations and workplace procedures, within the transport and logistics industry.  It includes identifying infotechnology equipment and systems; setting up, using and shutting down computer based equipment and systems; and inputting, storing and presenting files/data. It also involves implementing workplace procedures for managing and securing data.  

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: - accessing and/or completing electronic documentation through the use of infotechnology devices in the workplace; - adapting to differences in software and equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures; - applying precautions and required action to minimise, control or eliminate hazards that may exist when using infotechnology devices in the workplace; - applying relevant legislation and workplace procedures; - identifying and using computer equipment, software, processes and procedures required within the job context; - identifying fault-finding procedures; - implementing contingency plans when using infotechnology devices in the workplace including using security and backup software and procedures; - modifying activities depending on operational contingencies, risk situations and environments; - operating infotechnology devices used within the workplace in accordance with operational requirements; - reading and interpreting instructions, procedures, information, operational instructions and manuals relevant to using infotechnology devices in the workplace; - reporting and/or rectifying identified problems, faults or malfunctions promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements and workplace procedures, and; - working systematically with required attention to detail without injury to self or others, or damage to goods or equipment.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) risks and hazards when using computer equipment for work tasks, and ways of controlling these risks/hazards; - relevant WHS/OHS procedures and guidelines for using computer equipment in the workplace; - typical problems that can occur when using infotechnology devices, and computer applications in the workplace and related appropriate action that can be taken to prevent or solve these problems, and; - workplace procedures for using computer equipment and application software appropriate for work role.

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