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SEMESTER 1 – WEEKS 1-3, 4-5, 6-9, 10, 11-14

SEMESTER 2 – WEEKS 1-2, 3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-14

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SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 1 – WEEK 1-3

 

Introduction
Overview
Assessment requirements

KNOWLEDGE – HARDWARE

Specifications of digital devices and their impact upon usability


Characteristics of development trends in emerging mobile devices


Suitability of emerging mobile devices to meet client (user) needs


Usability of digital devices for specified client requirements

 

SKILLS – HARDWARE

Evaluate computer system specifications for usability


Compare various mobile devices with other computer systems

 

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SEMESTER 1 – WEEK 4-5

KNOWLEDGE – DESIGN CONCEPTS

Relationship(s) between the elements of design and the principles of design

Features of a user interface

  • logical and hierarchical organisation of content
  • graphical user interface (GUI) suitable for target audience
  • relevant help features of a graphical user interface
    • usability
    • inclusivity
    • accessibility

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SEMESTER 1 – WEEKS 6-9

KNOWLEDGE – APPLICATION SKILLS

Online software tools


Video application features

  • multi-layer track editing
  • titles
  • transitions
  • effects


Sound application features, including sound effects


Publishing features

  • colour schemes
  • layers
  • frames
  • typography
  • templates
  • print/display option


Types of digital publications


Advantages and disadvantages of different types of digital publications

 

SKILLS – APPLICATION SKILLS

Use appropriate application software
Create templates suitable for use in appropriate application software
Use video and/or sound application for multi-layer track editing
Use multimedia software to create interactive digital products and/or digital solutions
Use of the specific standards and conventions for a chosen digital medium

  • colour profiles
  • layers
  • frames
  • typography
  • print/display options

Create digital publications

SKILLS – DESIGN CONCEPTS

Annotate designs when working on a digital product and/or digital solution

Use appropriate elements of design and the principles of design for a chosen digital medium
Create logical and hierarchical organisation of content
Develop navigation controls suitable to the chosen digital medium
Critically analyse the relationship(s) between the elements of design and the principles of design

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SEMESTER 1 – WEEK 10

KNOWLEDGE – IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY

The concept, intentions and purpose of intellectual property (IP)Intention and purpose of IP in Australia in relation to copyright and/or design of digital productsIntention and purpose of IP in Australia in relation to copyright and/or design of digital products


The concept of online defamation in Australia


Legal action available in Australia to counteract online defamation


The concept of freedom of information (FOI) in Australia


Key provisions of FOI in Australia in relation to digital products


Advantages, disadvantages and implications of virtual and physical collaboration


Impact of convergence trends in contemporary digital technologies

 

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SEMESTER 1 – WEEKS 11-14

KNOWLEDGE – PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management approaches

  • prototype
  • structured


Project planning tools, part A

  • storyboards
  • site maps
  • flow charts

Project planning tools, part B

  • Gantt charts
  • project management software


Appearance considerations for a digital product and/or digital solution
structure

  • usability
  • accessibility
  • user experience (UX)
  • user interface (UI)

 

SKILLS – PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Choose an appropriate project management approach for the development of the chosen digital solution


Develop processes and documentation to build a project brief(s)


Plan a digital solution project in detail


Apply project management techniques to meet client requirements when creating a digital solution


Produce draft design plans/drawings to represent concepts


Use appropriate functionality tools to create visual layouts

 

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SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 2 - WEEKS 1-2

Introduction and overview
Assessment requirements

KNOWLEDGE – NETWORKS

Types and characteristics of communication protocols, including:

  • transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP)
  • hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP)
  • hypertext transfer protocol over secure socket layer (HTTPS)
  • wireless application protocol (WAP)


Types and characteristics of communication standards, including:

  • 802.11x (wireless)
  • 802.3 (ethernet)


Types of network security measures;

  • firewalls
  • passwords
  • physical security

 

SKILLS – NETWORKS

Design a LAN
Justify the design of a LAN

 

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SEMESTER 2 - WEEK 3

KNOWLEDGE – PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Concept of service level agreements


Features of service level agreements, including:

  • availability of service
  • type of services


Advantages of local and global outsourcing compared with in-house production

Purpose of outsourcing data management

Evaluation of software, including usability

 

SKILLS – PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Apply project management techniques to meet client

Apply a design process to create a digital solution


Use appropriate tools to evaluate the effectiveness of a digital solution in accordance with the design brief

  • surveys
  • client feedback
  • self-reflection

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SEMESTER 2 - WEEK 4-5

KNOWLEDGE – IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY

Data and information security related to personal or sensitive information


Purpose of a code of conduct and elements of a code of conduct, including elements of a code of conduct, including:

  • work hours
  • employee email use
  • employee internet use
  • employee privacy
  • employer's monitoring of work emails, internet access and computer use


Online censorship of information in a global context


Issues with the use of cloud computing

  • confidentiality of data
  • sensitivity of documents
  • level of accessibility
  • availability of online applications

 

Impact of digital technologies and global markets on:

  • productivity
  • access to knowledge or resources
  • outsourcing


Impact of Web 2.0/Web 3.0 on the use of digital technologies 

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SEMESTER 2 - WEEKS 6-8

KNOWLEDGE – MANAGING DATA

Security techniques for the management of data, including:(needs review)

  • disaster recovery plan
  • audit trail


Types of backup techniques and archiving of data

  • full
  • differential
  • incremental
  • daily


Online data storage methods

  • data warehouses
  • data marts
  • data in the cloud


Purpose of data mining


Processing of data considering security of data through the use of

  • passwords
  • firewalls
  • biometrics
  • anti-virus software
  • digital signatures
  • digital certificates
  • encryption

SKILLS – MANAGING DATA

Analyse sources of information for verifiability, accuracy and currency
Test and evaluate online applications for browser compatibility and apply W3C as relevant

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SEMESTER 2 - WEEKS 9-14

KNOWLEDGE – MANAGING DATA

Concept of user-generated content and advantages and disadvantages of user generated contentdvantages and disadvantages of user generated content


Concept of hypertext markup language (.htm/.html)


Concept of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0


Purpose and features of content management systems (CMS)


Purpose of world wide web consortium (W3C) and purpose of W3C conventions


Validation techniques for online forms

 

KNOWLEDGE – APPLICATION SKILLS

How digital communication is used for educational purposes 

 

SKILLS – APPLICATION SKILLS

Use available functions of online software
Use online tools for tutorials/learning
Use forms for online data collection

 

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