Operating computing packages

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From the official document:

"This unit defines the competency required to identify, select and correctly operate three desktop applications for a range of purposes."

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You can read more about this unit on the National Training Information Systems Official document for ICAU2006A.

This unit is a pre-requisite for the following qualifications:

How this unit will help you edit

After learning and applying the skills required by this unit you'll be able to demonstrate your skills in:

1. Use appropriate software
  1. Select software appropriate to perform activity
  2. Use software to produce required outcome using a range of features related to the activities
  3. Save documents in appropriate directories/folders
2. Access, retrieve and manipulate data
  1. Select and access files
  2. Amend and save files according to requirements
  3. Produce documents and files that meet organisational needs
  4. Save files in appropriate directories/folders
  5. Exit software correctly without loss of data
3. Access and use help functions within each application
  1. Identify the help resources available for basic difficulties with the software
  2. Access user help documentation and other resources for basic difficulties with the software
4. Use keyboard and equipment
  1. Follow OH&S standards and regulations to avoid injury or illness
  2. Use wrist rests and document holders where appropriate
  3. Use monitor anti-glare and radiation reduction screens where appropriate
  4. Ensure user equipment is maintained and free from defects that could cause injury
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Ideas for demonstrating this unit edit

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Grading edit

If you are demonstrating this unit as part of a formal course, you might find that the unit is graded (meaning you can not only demonstrate your competence, but can also gain a credit or distinction). Your facilitator may already have set criteria that your college uses. If not, here are some ideas for possible credit/distinction activities that you can discuss with your facilitator:

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