This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use technology for everyday purposes. It focuses on using technology safely and responsibly to meet individual needs.
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:
*communication skills to participate in electronic communication and interactions
*literacy skills to follow instructions and procedures for the safe use of the technology
*problem solving skills to identify technology suitable for identified needs
*self management skills to use the technology responsibly
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*benefits and risks in using technology
*sources of information and support about different types of technology and applications
*safety considerations and responsibilities when using social media
*sources of support for cyberbullying
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Victoria University Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):