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Unit description

Provides an introduction to the IT industry and interactive exposure to personal computers, hardware, and operating systems. Students participate in hands-on activities and virtual lab-based learning to become familiar with various hardware and software components and discover best practices in maintenance and safety.

Unit content

1. Hardware
2. Networks
3. Preventative maintenance and other hardware
4. Cloud and printers
5. Other operating systems
6. Security, safety and ethical issues
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1install and configure hardware, software and networks for computers and mobile devices
2analyse and troubleshoot common issues affecting computers, mobile computing, software and other devices
3identify security, safety and environmental issues related to information and communication technologies

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. install and configure hardware, software and networks for computers and mobile devices
  2. analyse and troubleshoot common issues affecting computers, mobile computing, software and other devices
  3. identify security, safety and environmental issues related to information and communication technologies

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills30%
Case study30%
Exam: oral40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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