SSS026 Developing Skills in Information Technology (6)


This subject aims to develop essential information technology skills required for a student to undertake study within the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Science.
The first part of the subject develops students' basic knowledge with a personal computer. Next, it guides the student to understand how to manage files on a computer system and then provides skills to effectively use the internet. Finally the subject will develop a student's working knowledge in the use of word processing and spreadsheet application software.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS026
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One session (or one term)SY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of computing from a personal computer platform perspective;
  • Be able to manage files stored on a personal computer;
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to effectively use internet resources from an academic perspective;
  • Be able to identify and use appropriate application software for specific tasks or activities.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Personal computer fundamentals; - File management; - Academic use of the internet; - Application software - effective use of word processing and spreadsheet applications


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.