This unit (ICTICT201) describes the skills and knowledge required to select, configure and use computer operating systems and basic computer hardware, including configuring the operating system to work with a variety of hardware peripherals and types of information and communications technology (ICT) equipment. It applies to individuals who may work under supervision and provide support to others using a range of skills to identify and resolve issues.

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: - use an operating system in a variety of scenarios and across functions; - scheduling, loading, initiating, and supervising the execution of programs; - allocating storage; - initiating and controlling input and output operations; - handling errors; - identify and install suitable hardware components, and; - install and upgrade application software.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - outline the basic specifications of current industry accepted operating systems, hardware and applications software products; - explain the compatibility of an operating system, in respect to other versions; - explain the function of single-user and multi-user operating systems; - explain interoperability between operating systems, and; - outline work health and safety (WHS) principles and responsibilities, including ergonomic principles to avoid injury associated with using computer systems.

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