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Use online resources safely

TAFE SA Code: CAAFD


Nominal Hours: 30 (for whole Unit)

Unit Descriptor:
The focus of this unit is to help you locate and use information online while maintaining a safe environment.

Application of Unit:
This unit applies when you want to develop online technology skills for self, employment, education and/or community participation. See Australian Core Skills Framework (link below) for details of levels of Performance http://deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx To achieve competency in this unit, you need to be able to operate hardware at a basic level, research and analyse online, and be safe and secure in the use of online services.

You need to demonstrate these skills: Ability to operate hardware Use interface/icons Understand and Navigate file structures Use online services with support Knowledge of how to use internet safely Vet emails for scams, spam, phishing

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Use On-line Resources Safely


Certificate 1 Education and Skills Development
Compulsory Unit

This activity relates to the highlighted elements of this unit


Name: __________________________ Performance Criteria Operate hardware at a basic level 1.1 Turn the device on and off 1.2 Navigate the screen interface/icons 1.3 Understand and navigate file structures 1.4 Use basic online services with support Research and analyse online information with support 2.1 Identify and use search engines 2.2 Search and find relevant information/content 2.3 Establish the relevance and reliability of information located Be safe and secure in the use of online services 3.1 Provide an appropriate level of personal information 3.2 Assess the legitimacy of online requests to make an informed decision 3.3 Assess emails for scams, spam or phishing to make an informed decision 3.4 Manage personal occupational health and safety

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Basic Hardware Operations

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Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Getting Started
In order to get us started we will need to complete a short induction around your computer. Together with a facilitator you will demonstrate that you are able to complete a series of basic tasks:
Starting up and shutting down your computer correctly Basic navigation around your operating system (i.e. windows XP,

windows vista, windows 7, android, apple osx etc) Navigating to and opening software on your computer (i.e. opening a Word or power-point document, opening a media player, accessing the i-Tunes store) Navigating to and opening Files contained on your computer (saving documents in a particular space and re-opening them at a later date) Correctly inserting and removing external devices to create back up or portable copies of files (i.e. using a USB storage device, iPod, phone etc As you demonstrate these skills your facilitator will be able to mark them off on the checklist provided on the next page.

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Use Online Resources Safely Certificate 1 Education and Skills Development


Name:_______________________ 1. Observation Checklist _____________________ has demonstrated competency in the following skills: Date Turn on the computer and boot the system ready for use Shut the system down correctly Enter appropriate drive View the directory Create a file Copy files Delete files Save files Make back- up files (eg to USB or external hard drive) Access the chosen program Use menus Save and name files * WPA = Work Place Assessor 2. Workstation setup Record some key strategies to ensure good Occupational Health and Safety when using computers.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Date_____________________

* WPA Initials

______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________

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Workstation Setup
Together with your facilitator read and discuss the information below and then work through the workstation checklist provided on the next page (you do not need to fill this out just use it as a guide to make sure your workstation is safe). After you have done this complete the Interactive Activities on the last page. Ergonomics
Ergonomics refers to how the workplace is set up in relation to the

equipment you use, the design of the building and how you perform your work.
When you are sitting at your workstation, you should be able to place

your feet firmly on the ground or on a footrest, your thighs should be parallel with the floor, and the backrest of your chair should support your lower back. You should be able to move your chair easily about the work area and its base should have five points touching the floor.
Your workplace should be set up so that you dont have to twist, reach or

bend too often. If you do have to reach for something it is better to get up out of the chair and take the opportunity to change your posture. This will also help to reduce fatigue.
When sitting at a computer, the screen should set up so that you can

read the screen with very little movement of your head, neck and shoulders. You should take rest breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes. The simplest way to do this is to look away from the screen at something in the distance. Do this for three to five minutes every 20 minutes.

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Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations

Interactive Activities
After you have completed the 'Workstation Checklist' please record some of the ways that you have discovered that model good occupational health and safety when using computers. Use the space provided on the bottom of the check list from the first activity 'getting started' to record your learning.

Next up, try the SafeWork SA website for an interactive game about safe work spaces. You can access the website by either typing in or clicking on the link below. http://tiny.cc/SafeWork_SA

Adapted by Belinda Ciotti from Certificate 1 Education Skills and Development Document for delivery by NAP SA NotSchool Pilot in South Australia 2012 USE ON-LINE RESOURCES SAFELY Basic Hardware Operations