Unit of competency: UEENEED104A - Use engineering applications software on personal computers

Retrieved from: https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/UEENEED104A 12/02/2020

 

 

Unit Descriptor

Unit Descriptor 

1) Scope: 

 

1.1) Descriptor 

 

This unit covers the use of computer application relevant to engineering support work functions. It encompasses applying user preferences, using application menus and tools, entering and retrieve information, working with groups and transferring and printing files.

Note:

Examples of engineering application software are Visio, Electronic Work Bench, Lab View, Network Simulator.

Application of the Unit

Application of the Unit 

2) 

 

This unit is intended for competency development entry-level employment-based programs incorporated in approved contracts of training. It may be used to augment previously acquired competencies.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

License to practice 

3)  

 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit do not require a license to practice in the workplace. However, practice in this unit is subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

Pre-Requisites

Prerequisite Unit(s) 

4)  

Competencies 

4.1) 

 

Granting competency in this unit shall be made only after competency in the following unit(s) has/have been confirmed.

 

UEENEEE101A

Apply Occupational Health Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

 

Literacy and numeracy skills 

4.2)  

 

 

Participants are best equipped to achieve competency in this unit if they have reading, writing and numeracy skills indicated by the following scales. Description of each scale is given in Volume 2, Part 3 ‘Literacy and Numeracy’

 

 

Reading

3

Writing

3

Numeracy

3

               

 

 

 

 

Employability Skills Information

Employability Skills 

5)  

 

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills. The Employability Skills Summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying Employability Skill requirements.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

6)  Elements describe the essential outcomes of a competency standard unit

Performance Criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1

Prepare to use computer applications.

1.1

OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures.

   

1.2

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures in relation to computer and keyboard use are followed.

   

1.3

Application software and information required for use is obtained from appropriate sources.

   

1.4

On-screen instructions in relation to any anomaly such as a virus warning are followed.

   

1.5

Help menu is used to resolve any straightforward start up or access issues or anomalies.

2

Use engineering application software.

2.1

Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.

   

2.2

Techniques that apply to a particular software package are used to produce appropriate files.

   

2.3

Routine checks are made to ensure accuracy of information in accordance with quality requirements.

3

Output information from an application.

3.1

Completed files are stored appropriately in accordance with enterprise requirements.

   

3.2

Files are printed for formal records and/or forwarded to others.

4

Shut down computer.

4.1

Files are named, arranged, saved and backed up in accordance with enterprise requirements.

   

4.2

Computer shutdown procedures are followed and computer switched off.

Required Skills and Knowledge

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

8)  This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level, required for this unit.

Evidence shall show that knowledge has been acquired of safe working practices using engineering application software.

All knowledge and skills detailed in this unit should be contextualised to current industry practices and technologies.

KS01-ED104A Personal computers, engineering applications software basic 

Evidence shall show an understanding of object orientated programming basics to an extent indicated by the following aspects:

T1 Computer Systems Overview encompassing:

·         Safety

·         Applications of computers in industry

·         Types of computer systems

·         Hardware components

·         Software and firmware

·         Memory

·         Peripherals

·         Removable storage devices

·         PC hardware inventory

·         Networking

T2 Operating System Overview encompassing:

·         Software layer model

·         Function and characteristics of an operating system

·         File structure

·         Formatting disks

·         Boot process

·         Configuration files

T3 Windows Operating System encompassing

·         Windows screen

·         Windows Explorer

·         File management

·         Managing software, updates, backups and virus protection.

T4 Word Processors encompassing

·         Word files

·         Formatting

·         Engineering symbols

·         Tables and lists

·         Drawings

·         Spelling, grammar, and ‘search-and-replace’

·         Printing

T5 Spreadsheets encompassing

·         Parts of a spreadsheet

·         Excel file management

·         Inserting data into spreadsheets

·         Formatting spreadsheets

·         Charts

·         Engineering problem solving

·         Printing

T6 Databases encompassing:

·         Features and purpose of database

·         Searching existing database

·         Creating a simple database

·         Manipulating data in a database

·         Advance sort functions

·         Reports

T7 Transferring Data Between Windows Applications encompassing:

·         Moving data between Word, Excel and Access

T8 Drawing and Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs encompassing:

·         Computer drawing using applications such as Visio.

·         Incorporation of electrical/electronic symbols into computer drawings.

T9 E-mail and Internet Browsers encompassing:

·         Browsers

·         Search Engines

·         Web-based e-mail (e.g. Hotmail)

·         Application-based e-mail (e.g. Outlook).

Software/Hardware Used

Software
Hardware