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Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites)

DURATION: 12 months full time

ENTRY POINTS: January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October

LOCATION: Sydney

The entry requirement for the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Websites) ICA40305 is the successful completion of Certificate II in IT National Code: ICA20105 plus the Certificate III in IT National Code: ICA30105.

Subject Name: Webpage Fundamental

Subject Description:

Introduction to Web Development: (HTML & JavaScript) is focused on teaching students skills of web design and development. It is expected that during the course each student will develop a cohesive, functional and attractive web pages. Website development is undertaken using currently available web authoring tool. Key issues, related to the presentation and the development of web projects for online use, are explored. The goal of the subject is to introduce students to both the theory and concepts underlying web development research and practice.

ICAB4135A Create a simple mark-up language document to specification
Analyse specification

  • Determine the uses and audience of the document
  • Determine the appropriate mark-up language based on the document uses and audience
  • Determine relevant document structure
  • Determine appropriate browser-safe colours

Create document structure to specification

  • Create and assign the basic elements of the document, taking into account accessibility
  • Add content text to the body of the document
  • Save document using a descriptive name and an appropriate extension

Format document to specification

  • Apply a suitable format for the text
  • Apply a suitable background colour
  • Apply suitable positional elements
  • Create lists

Create tables, hyperlinks and graphics

  • Create tables
  • Create hyperlinks, anchors and image maps for internal and external navigation
  • Define the colours for unvisited, visited and active links
  • Create hyperlinks for sending email
  • Attach images in a suitable format

Validate documents

  • Validate mark-up language document against specifications and record outcomes
  • Validate mark-up language document in different browsers for compatibility and record outcomes
  • Layout and Frames

ICAB4171A Develop cascading style sheets
Define styles

  • Identify and document the purpose of the mark-up language document
  • Identify and document appropriate styles that are to be controlled by the CSS
  • Define and document the styles in accordance with established design or business guidelines

Produce CSS

  • Produce CSS using the determined styles
  • Attach CSS to new mark-up language documents
  • Start new mark-up language document

Attach CSS to document

  • Produce document, applying styles from CSS
  • Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document

Attach CSS to existing mark-up language documents

  • Open existing mark-up language document
  • Attach CSS to document
  • Apply styles from CSS to document, removing redundant tags
  • Repeat this process, attaching the same CSS to different document

Edit CSS

  • Edit CSS and confirm changes in attached document

Validate CSS

  • Validate that the website functions correctly and that the styles satisfy the purpose of the document
  • Validate that the website functions correctly using different browsers

ICAB4137A Produce basic client side script for dynamic web pages
Analyse requirements for web documents

  • Determine the necessary dynamic functionality of the web document
  • Determine the appropriate language to achieve that functionality
  • Determine web document requirements

Design scripts

  • Design the web document and embedded scripts to achieve the required functionality

Produce web documents

  • Write simple HTML considering accessibility
  • Write embedded scripts

Test scripts and debug

  • Test the web document against the required functionality, and reiterate until correct
  • Complete documentation and submit to appropriate person for approval

ICAT4183A Confirm accessibility of website for people with special needs
Identify accessibility standards

  • Research and identify specific user groups with particular accessibility requirements
  • Identify general legislated and industry accessibility standards and requirements to understand the wider context of accessibility
  • Identify web development standards and prioritise application
  • Consolidate specific and general standards and requirements into an accessibility checklist for application to website related work

Test for accessibility of website

  • Select and prepare appropriate automatic testing tools and software
  • Run automatic testing tools and based on results, make and document changes
  • Ensure that the text equivalent for every non-text element is present in the website where feasible
  • Verify that all information conveyed with colour is also available without colour
  • Identify all changes in the natural language of a document text
  • Check and ensure that document can be read without style sheets
  • Check and ensure that all priorities identified in the analysis of web development standards are met and completed
  • Test site with different user groups to ensure that the site transforms successfully and maintains accessibility

Test pages

  • Check and ensure that pages are not dependent on colour and can operate in a monochrome environment
  • Check and ensure that pages are logical and accessible in a text-only environment
  • Verify that pages operate correctly on text-to-speech browser
  • Have the accessibility of the website signed off by an appropriate person as meeting web development standards

Subject Name: Website Design 1 (User Interface)
Subject Code: CIV02
Subject Description:

Students learn to design a website to meet client specifications, including creating multimedia web pages, converting existing text and graphics to web protocols, and uploading information from a remote location. Ethical conduct issues and copyright requirements are addressed and applied throughout the module

ICAA4041A Determine and confirm client business expectations and needs
Determine context of business need or problem

  • Establish the business problem to be investigated including determination of system boundaries, scope and the development methodology to be used.
  • Choose information gathering method and develop questions appropriate to business problem
  • Develop objectives and identify expected outcomes to be achieved
  • Document the business problem
  • Submit documentation to appropriate person for substantiation

Gather information

  • Use chosen information gathering method to identify clients of the system and problems they encounter
  • Record client responses
  • Analyse gathered information to identify new system requirements and establish problem specifications
  • Document system requirements and problems

Confirm system specifications

  • Check documentation to ensure it meets client business needs
  • Submit documentation to the client for verification of accuracy and approval
  • Make changes to the documentation as necessary as indicated by the client
  • Submit documentation to client for final approval/sign-off

ICAA4142A Design a website to meet technical requirements
Define the technical environment

  • Identify business requirements, hardware and software requirements
  • Define software and hardware types to ensure that site is designed to meet business requirements
  • Identify appropriate standards, software and hardware required to develop the site

Define the human computer interface

  • Conduct user analysis to determine a user profile and user needs
  • Determine user content and requirements
  • Determine appropriate design principles for the site
  • Identify appropriate operating system

Determine site hierarchy

  • Identify the hierarchy of pages
  • Ensure content is logical and accessible to user
  • Ensure that navigation between pages is consistent and clear

Design website

  • Apply appropriate information hierarchy to site design
  • Ensure design principles are appropriate to business and user
  • Ensure process flow is developed in a logical and simple manner
  • Test site search engine, site map, frequently asked questions and news sections against user needs
  • Complete and document the design

ICAU4207A Apply web authoring tool to convert client data for websites
Create files

  • Create files and save in correct location/directory
  • Insert and format text content according to business requirements
  • Insert and optimise images as required
  • Identify usage for, and create, templates

Create formatting templates

  • Create basic external cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • Define styles for the required tags according to the business requirements
  • Link CSS to the relevant files and display the relevant formatting

Identify authoring requirements

  • Select preferred web authoring tool according to business requirements
  • Set preferences for the web authoring tool, including site file transfer protocol client
  • Customise and navigate the web author tool environment/workspace to meet individual requirements
  • Select buttons and tools correctly, both opened and closed to access a full range of features
  • Define and clearly name site and a root folder

Define library items

  • Identify items that recur on several pages and include in library
  • Format selected items according to CSS definition
  • Check the tags of the selected items
  • Selected library items are created and clearly named
  • Update items contained in library as required by business requirements

Develop templates

  • Create and save a file as a template and link with CSS
  • Format the template and create and name editable regions
  • Place generic image icons in page as required by business image
  • Save and modify templates

Create simple forms

  • Add form elements to page
  • Set form element properties for each form element
  • Insert additional fields as required for processing form
  • Identify availability and location of CGI script
  • Connect the form to a script in a server CGI bin
  • Test the form to ensure no errors

Create simple navigation

  • Create a site map to plan navigation
  • Create links between pages to reflect content structure using both text and images
  • Check links in multiple browsers for errors
  • Check website content across a number of different browsers and browser versions to ensure consistency of presentation, performance and accessibility

CUFMEM12A Update web pages
Check information for relevance and currency

  • Confirm frequency of site upgrades with relevant personnel
  • Obtain revised and additional content material in electronic form from client
  • Confirm with relevant personnel the age limit of links that should be retained or deleted
  • Confirm with relevant personnel other revisions if required

Check links and navigation

  • Select appropriate link-checking software, run software to test links and check currency of existing links
  • Save report document according to technical and organisational requirements

Edit information as required

  • Check broken or failed links to determine site closure or new site addresses
  • Delete closed links and re-establish new site links if available
  • Check internal page links and rectify as required
  • Delete old links as required
  • Insert and edit content material as required
  • Make heading, typographical and image revisions as required
  • Insert additional pages as required, ensuring the links are made correctly within the site structure
  • Advice relevant personnel if new buttons, interface or navigation design are required to incorporate additional materials

Test and confirm changes

  • Check all links are valid before requesting that client checks all content changes and confirms that they are valid
  • Provide client with a full report of all changes made

ICAI4189A Ensure website content meets technical protocols and Standards
Confirm that content meets required standards

  • Take action to ensure that text-based content meets client needs and required style standards
  • Confirm multimedia-based content meets the business design standards or overall 'look' of the website
  • Check that the mix between multimedia- and text-based content provides the required level of interaction identified in the project brief
  • Test that content conforms to the client expectations and technology

Confirm that technology supports content

  • Take action to ensure that the protocols required for multimedia content are available
  • Check and confirm that the bandwidth required to support the content is available
  • Check and confirm that servers support the content and levels of interaction
  • Check and confirm that all plug-ins required to support content are made available
  • Test and confirm that compression techniques support delivery of content

Test content

  • Test and confirm that content displays as intended and according to business requirements, in target browsers
  • Test with beta users that content encourages interaction and content interaction performs as intended and record results
  • Test and confirm that plug-ins download with a minimum of steps, complication and time
  • Test that interactive tools are available and provide the expected results

ICAD4198A Develop guidelines for uploading information to a website
Develop site policies

  • Develop and disseminate policies on acceptable usage, security, privacy and copyright issues based on technical security and privacy requirements
  • Develop and disseminate roles and responsibilities for updating and loading content and removing redundant information
  • Document and disseminate information about the nature of content able to be updated and loaded

Establish upload documentation and disseminate the processes and procedures for update, loading or removal of content on the site

  • Implement automatic and/or routine updating and archiving procedures
  • Establish updating and loading procedures
  • Allocate and make available to contributors directory space to update and load new site content
  • Identify and make available for use authoring guides and resources based on cascading style sheet (CSS) and business style guides
  • Develop and make available new content templates to be applied by authors for use based on cascading style sheet (CSS) parameters
  • Allocate and monitor server permissions
  • Identify preferred file transfer protocol client based on best fit with technical environment and make available for use
  • Customise file transfer protocol client to meet requirements
  • Identify and develop authoring support tools, such as help files and links
  • Disseminate authoring support tools, such as help files and links as necessary

Document guidelines

  • Develop documentation for loading information, taking into consideration security and privacy requirements
  • Document and make available links to recommended support tools
  • Automate details of recent updates and loading of information, such as the time, the author, location and title of new files and document on the site

ICAS4201A Transfer content to a website using commercial packages
Configure the file transfer protocol client

  • Review and select file transfer protocol client based on features and functions
  • Ensure that the file transfer protocol client is suitable for the technical environment
  • Enter client details, including user ID, password and host name/ID into the correct profile fields to create a permanent profile
  • Choose settings such as auto-detect, save profile and password depending on organisational security and privacy policy and organisational guidelines
  • Test and verify configuration by connecting to the web hosting server

Plan and prepare for data transfer

  • Prepare data content and back it up on the local computer or server
  • Identify data as compressed or uncompressed with tools available on the server to manage uploaded data
  • Ensure files are in an appropriate form for recognition and interaction by the operating system
  • Ensure the receiving directory structure is applicable for the data to be uploaded

Establish connection to server

  • Log on to remote server using administrative, guest or anonymous accounts
  • Proceed through security layers based on organisational guidelines
  • Initiate file transfer protocol client program and locate destination directory

Transfer data to remote server

  • Select files to be transferred and choose correct mode (ASCII or binary)
  • Run anti-virus software on downloaded files
  • Move, rename, copy, and delete files on the server as necessary and as permissions allow
  • Store and order files according requirements and file extensions
  • Conduct appropriate steps for downloaded files such as translation, decompression or de-archival of the files for use
  • Confirm data transfer and content functionality and close connection

CUSADM08A Address copyright requirements
Identify copyright issues for the protection and exploitation of products

  • Apply knowledge of Copyright Act to products in terms of:
  • Seek advice, as required, to ensure that copyright issues are fully addressed in terms of own rights and the rights of others

Ensure that copyright protection on creative works or performance is adequate locally and internationally

  • Undertake all procedures necessary to ensure that created material are protected at local and international levels against illegal or unauthorised reproduction of work, or parts of work:
  • Undertake all procedures necessary to ensure that work is protected at local and international level against adaptations of work whether printed, live or in any electronic media
  • Undertake research and/or obtain reliable legal advice where necessary to ensure that artists'/copyright owners' rights are protected

Assign copyright of creative works or performers

  • Undertake strategic planning of negotiated deals for works/performances with an understanding of the difference between assignment of copyright and licensing
  • Assign copyright for composers and/or performers only where artists are aware of all implications
  • Confirm and agree with all relevant parties the degree to which artists and publisher may control the use and exploitation of work under assignment of copyright
  • Ensure that the terms of assignments of copyright are written accurately into a formal contract that is available for legal advice where required, and understood and signed by all relevant parties

License rights to creative works or performance

  • Confirm and agree to the territories in which the licensing rights may be exercised with all relevant parties
  • Confirm and agree to the timeframe of the license with all relevant parties
  • Confirm and agreed to the terms of exploitation of the work/license with all relevant parties
  • Ensure that creative control of the work, including to what extent and how it may be recast, is confirmed and agreed by all relevant parties
  • Ensure that fees are negotiated whether outright fee, royalty, or a combination of both, relevant to the context of the deal
  • Ensure that responsibility for enforcement of the copyrights against infringement are confirmed and agreed
  • Ensure that all terms relating to the licensing deal are written accurately, confirmed and signed by all relevant parties

Comply with conditions of copyright agreement

  • Maintain documents relevant to the copyright agreement in a secure and accessible form allowing for retrieval where required
  • Undertake all responsibilities to ensure compliance with the conditions of the copyright agreement as and when required

ICAW4214A Maintain ethical conduct
Protect the interests of clients

  • Monitor continuity of computing services and information flow
  • Ensure the integrity and security of other information as required by organisational policies, legislation and standards
  • Identify potential conflicts of interest and notify relevant parties of potential conflicts
  • Maintain confidentiality and proprietary rights of client interests

Produce quality products and services

  • Provide products and services that match the operational and financial needs of clients
  • Ensure value for money in services and products produced for clients
  • Maintain and work to industry and international standards
  • Implement quality processes when developing products and maintaining service

Ensure correct representation

  • Present skills, knowledge and qualifications in a professional manner
  • Acknowledge services and products developed by self and others correctly
  • Provide unbiased and objective information to clients
  • Provide realistic estimates for work

Produce code of ethics

  • Investigate and review industry standards, policies and legislations to understand the wider context of ethics
  • Create a code of ethics for the organisation based on that review
  • Disseminate and collect feedback from stakeholders
  • Integrate feedback as appropriate
  • Publish and promulgate the code of ethics to ensure all personnel and clients have access

Maintain good work practices

  • Perform regular checks to ensure all personnel understand and are applying the code of ethics in the workplace
  • Establish a review and grievance procedure to enable confidential reporting of issues arising
  • Interview and regularly follow up with clients to ensure they are receiving consistent and appropriate service
  • Take action to ensure all personnel participate in regular performance reviews and skill updates

Subject Name: Website Design 2 (Animation and Interactive)
Subject Code: CIV03
Subject Description:

This subject builds on students' previous knowledge of website design to apply principles of visual design and communication and the manipulation of graphics and video. Students also develop their skills in creating technical documentation, managing simple projects, and employing appropriate software and hardware tools and development methodologies.
The subject consists of the following competency units:

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects
Implement start-up activities

  • The project plan is updated with confirmed information for key dates and activities, resources and project governance details in accordance with the project implementation strategy Implement start-up activities
  • Project stakeholders' understanding of and agreement to fulfil the project requirements and their roles and responsibilities are confirmed
  • Required systems are established and maintained throughout the project in accordance with the project plan
  • A working knowledge of project management tools is used to facilitate integration of project activities and achievement of project outcomes

Coordinate project implementation

  • Integration and management of project activities are handled in accordance with the project plan
  • Stakeholder input and expectations are managed and their commitment is maintained throughout the life of the project in accordance with organisational policy and procedures and the project plan
  • Disagreements and disputes are resolved or referred to a higher authority in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
  • Project change proposals are received and changes are recommended/made in accordance with the project plan, and documented in accordance with policy and procedures

Monitor project

  • All aspects of the project are continually monitored and corrective action is taken as necessary to maintain progress in accordance with the project plan
  • Consultation and reporting mechanisms are applied in accordance with the communication plan when dealing with management, staff and/or contractors, steering committee members or other stakeholders
  • Project governance plans and any related contracts are monitored, reviewed and amended as appropriate, and results are reported in accordance with the communication plan
  • Project progress is monitored against agreed milestones in accordance with the project plan to provide a measure of performance throughout the life of the contract
  • Programmed review of objectives and achievement is implemented in accordance with the project plan

Arrange project follow-up activities

  • Project deliverables are analysed against specifications, performance standards and project objectives, under broad guidance, and the results are reported to stakeholders
  • An initial support package or product manual is produced, if required, to provide guidance for stakeholders who will be required to apply the project results
  • The support package includes options for stakeholders to take account of environmental and cultural factors in applying project results
  • Operational and support authorities are consulted to research any testing/trialling/building requirements resulting from the project, and evaluation of any recommendations are included in the project report

ICAD4043A Develop and present a feasibility report
Confirm client requirements

  • Analyse client requirements to determine project scope, and the problem context or opportunity faced by the business
  • Document client requirements, project scope, related problems and sources of information
  • Confirm requirements and scope with the client

Develop high-level alternative scenarios

  • Compare future client requirements with current requirements
  • Develop and document feasible solutions for client requirements
  • Explore and document the feasibility of each solution
  • Examine alternatives against project constraints

Prepare and publish feasibility report

  • Develop a feasibility report that describes client requirements, project scope, analysis of alternative scenarios, and recommendations.
  • Submit feasibility report to appropriate person for project approval

ICAA4233A Determine and apply appropriate development methodologies
Determine and select appropriate methodology for a given activity

  • Determine and define subject activity
  • Define criteria for selection of development methodology
  • Review and evaluate a range of traditional and non-traditional system development methodologies
  • Select appropriate system development methodology to suit the activity

Apply the selected development methodology

  • Create an initial project plan to guide developmental processes
  • Identify appropriate task types according to development methodology
  • Clearly describe and articulate tasks types
  • Define appropriate control structures that need to be created during task type execution
  • Associate each task type with a set of input/output parameters
  • Identify resources to support methodology selection
  • Apply appropriate methodology to solve tasks
  • Monitor project flow and record effectiveness against project plan
  • Review and document opportunities for improvement, lessons learned and recommendations for future projects
  • Submit results to appropriate person for approval

BSBCMN304A Contribute to personal skill development and learning
Identify own learning needs for skill development

  • Personal learning needs and skill gaps are self assessed
  • Advice on learning needs is provided to relevant personnel
  • Opportunities for undertaking personal skill development activities are identified and planned in liaison with work groups and relevant personnel

Undertake personal skill development

  • Appropriate opportunities provided by the workplace are identified
  • Opportunities are identified to use appropriate new skills in workplace activities
  • Coaching / mentoring advice is followed through in work activities

Monitor learning effectiveness

  • Feedback from individuals or colleagues is used to identify future learning opportunities
  • Where a final assessment process is carried out, the outcomes are reviewed and further learning needs are identified.
  • Suggestions for improving learning opportunities and assessment processes are provided to appropriate personnel

ICAD4217A Create technical documentation
Identify and analyse documentation needs

  • Consult with the client to identify documentation requirements
  • Interpret and evaluate documentation requirements and confirm details with the client
  • Investigate industry and documentation standards for requirements
  • Define and document the scope of work to be produced
  • Consult with the client to validate and confirm the scope of work

Design documentation

  • Identify information requirements with reference to layout and document structure
  • Create document templates and style guides consistent with information requirements
  • Conduct a review of the system in order to understand its functionality
  • Extract content that meets information requirements in accordance with relevant copyright restrictions
  • Develop the structure of the technical documentation giving focus to the flow of information, style, tone and content format
  • Validate the technical documentation structure with the client

Develop documentation

  • Write technical documentation based on the template and scope of work using the information gathered
  • Translate technical terminology into plain English where appropriate
  • Apply content format and style in accordance with relevant documentation standards and templates

Evaluate and edit documentation

  • Submit technical documentation to appropriate person for review
  • Gather and analyse feedback
  • Incorporate alterations into the technical documentation
  • Edit the technical documentation for technical and grammatical accuracy

Prepare documentation for publication

  • Check that the completed technical documentation meets client requirements and scope of work
  • Submit the technical documentation to appropriate person for approval
  • Prepare the technical documentation for publication and distribution utilising appropriate channels

ICAT4221A Locate equipment, system and software faults
Choose the most appropriate fault finding method

  • Analyse and document the system that requires troubleshooting
  • Identify and apply specifically designed troubleshooting tools for the system
  • Investigate and record generic cyclic fault finding tools
  • Obtain required specialist tools appropriate to the work

Analyse the problem to be solved

  • Collect all data relevant to the system as well as signs and symptoms of the problem
  • Organise the collected data to enable an understanding of the status of the system
  • Analyse the data to determine that there is a problem, and the nature of the problem

Define the causes of the problem and create a plan of action

  • Create a list of probable causes of the problem
  • Organise causes in order of likelihood
  • Formulate a solution or rectification
  • Rectify probable causes, testing for the success of the solution and record results

Review problem and system status

  • Test the system to ensure the problem has been solved and record results
  • Document the problem, its signs and symptoms, and the ultimate solution and load to database of problems/solutions for future reference

ICAB4225A Automate processes
Develop algorithms to represent solution to a given problem

  • Develop an algorithm which is an exact and sufficient description of the solution
  • Develop an algorithm which takes account of all expected possible situations
  • Develop an algorithm which is guaranteed to end

Describe structures of algorithms

  • Demonstrate use of structure, sequence, selection and iteration
  • Use structures to describe algorithmic solutions to a problem

Design and write script

  • Create an abstract design to fulfil the requirements of the proposed process
  • Review the abstract design for omissions or errors
  • Translate the abstract design to the chosen script language
  • Create internal script document

Verify and review script

  • Check the script for syntax and semantic errors
  • Identify areas that are not covered or are covered incorrectly in the script

Document script

  • Create technical-level documentation
  • Create user-level documentation

CUFMEM07A Apply principles of visual design and communication to the development of a multimedia product
Select media/materials for use in visual design and communication

  • Identify the range of visual design and communication techniques available and present to the relevant personnel for the consideration of their ability to meet the creative, technical and production brief
  • Select the appropriate visual design and communication techniques which fulfil the creative, technical, and production requirements of the brief
  • Gather relevant materials and media, ensuring their compatibility to the creative and technical specifications of the multimedia product
  • Consult relevant personnel to ensure that all required media is identified and sourced and ensuring that selection is based on the understanding of the user characteristics and capabilities

Apply visual design and communication techniques

  • Using selected design techniques to develop for the structure of the product, ensuring that all elements are fully documented for future use
  • Consider the relevant multimedia elements required to achieve the desired outcome
  • Discuss technical parameters and planning with relevant personnel to achieve the most appropriate format
  • Determine the range of appropriate design parameters and employ these to fulfil the brief, ensuring the creative, technical and production resources are adequate to achieve the final outcome

Evaluate visual and communication design techniques

  • Review the visual design and communication techniques to assess creative solutions to design brief, appropriateness to the user/audience and technical feasibility
  • Discuss and confirm additional requirements or modifications to the overall design and undertake any necessary amendments

CUFMEM14A Create, manipulate and incorporate 2D graphics
Work with digital imaging

  • Use the correct terminology for digital imaging within a specified context
  • Use a range of graphic file formats, file management and transfer systems for storing, arriving, importing, exporting and transferring digital images as electronic files
  • Identify current Vector and bitmapped graphic editing software programs and the properties of Vector and bitmapped images
  • Convert bitmapped to Vector and vice versa as required for particular jobs
  • Operate scanning devices to convert contiguous tone or line image to digitised data with attention to tonal detail, half tones and image correction

Use 2D multimedia graphics software

  • Assess and select appropriate 2D software for the required medium
  • Use selected graphics software and all tools and features of the program
  • Edit and manipulate graphics using all tools and features of the program
  • Save and retrieve graphics using the designated file formats

Create 2D multimedia graphic designs

  • Assess design brief for the appropriate digital imaging solution
  • Create graphics applying principles of visual design using the designated software to product bitmapped or Vector graphics and digital artwork
  • Use 2D digital artwork techniques including the correct use of painting, editing and pallets
  • Create digital collages and montages by adjusting image mode and resolution, modifying image using filters and selecting the correct colour mode for output
  • Edit, enhance and amend graphic designs using accurate selection techniques, special effects, cropping and resizing of images, and save using the designated software
  • Evaluate images for creative, dramatic and technical quality, and file size, and suitability to meet the brief
  • Integrate elements of visual design into a designated multimedia sequence
  • Test and run graphics as part of a multimedia presentation
  • Present designs in the appropriate forma

CUFMEM13A Incorporate, design and edit digital video
Identify multimedia elements

  • Obtain all relevant plans, storyboards, navigation designs and design brief
  • Locate all multimedia elements as required to meet creative and production requirements and technical specifications
  • Discuss issues of integration and formats of the multimedia elements with appropriate personnel
  • Save all multimedia elements in the appropriate format for inclusion, and store for each access
  • Determine a sequence which will become the " prototype"

Identify scope of authoring software

  • Identify the range of industry standard authoring software
  • Assess the software in relation to specified multimedia delivery platform
  • Discuss selection of software with relevant design personnel to ensure selection will meet specified outcomes
  • Select authoring software

Use authoring software

  • Load authoring software
  • Create a new file for the specified task and name appropriately
  • Display and use tools and features of software relevant to the authoring process

Create multimedia sequence

  • Import and assemble multimedia elements in appropriate sequence according to creative requirements
  • Create interactive elements according to creative and technical requirements
  • Check multimedia sequence conforms to navigation design
  • Check multimedia sequence conforms to loading specifications
  • Test and run multimedia sequence as a presentation to ensure the sequence meets creative, production and technical requirements
  • Save file formats and identify for specified purpose

Evaluate multimedia prototype

  • Play back final sequence with relevant personnel
  • Evaluate against criteria including achievement of a creative and user-friendly product

Transform prototype into final product

  • Make necessary changes as indicated by user trials
  • Integrate all multimedia elements as required by specifications
  • Make final checks to ensure all sequences conform to the navigation design
  • Save into specified storage systems
  • Discuss and agree on required changes
  • Assist if required in tests and user trials
  • Evaluate feedback from user trials
  • Confirm endorsement from relevant personnel to develop prototype into complete product

ICPMM41CA Incorporate text into multimedia presentations
Use multimedia text software

  • Appropriate software is assessed and selected for the required medium (hard copy or screen)
  • Entering and exiting the selected software are demonstrated and the tools and features of the program used correctly
  • Editing and manipulating text are demonstrated and the tools and features of the program used correctly
  • Text is saved and retrieved using the designated file formats

Create multimedia text

  • Text that incorporates the principles of typography is created using the designated software
  • Advanced issues of electronic fonts including Multiple Masters, font types and True Type are identified and discussed
  • Text is edited (enhanced and amended) and saved using the designated software
  • The elements of text are integrated into a designated multimedia sequence
  • Text is tested and run as part of a multimedia presentation
  • Text is published electronically appropriate for the job to be undertaken

ICAU4205A Select and employ software and hardware tools
Establish process operational requirements

  • Identify the process requirements ensuring they are accurate, complete, prioritised, have functionality and reference appropriate method/media types
  • Identify conflicting or overlapping requirements
  • Document and validate functional requirements of the client
  • Identify and validate available resources and budget of the client

Select hardware and software for processing function

  • Identify and evaluate relevant hardware and software with reference to functional requirements
  • Identify and analyse relevant products and equipment interdependencies with reference to functional requirements and system architecture
  • Identify and document appropriate tools, including their limitations for the required use and industry standards
  • Select and acquire tools in accordance with purchasing policies

Configure and test hardware and software

  • Install and configure appropriate hardware and software according to vendor guidelines with reference to system architecture and client functionality requirements
  • Configure system architecture for optimal usage
  • Prepare, schedule and execute tests and record outcomes
  • Track errors, interpret and correct
  • Make changes based on test results
  • Document the hardware and software configuration according to requirements

Use and validate software and hardware

  • Provide appropriate training of client with reference to guides, instructions and vendor materials
  • Use hardware and software according to vendor guidelines
  • Validate hardware and software performance with reference to client functional requirements

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