ITC133 Customer Support Management (8)

This subject is designed to provide an understanding of the customer contact management methodology and technology. It includes a study of communication technology and standards underlying the applications and management methods that support this field. Job roles and functions within the organisation and an understanding of the team work environment will be covered in detail. Students will also be presented with contemporary approaches in preparation of reports for management, understanding employee training and maintaining standards in the customer support area.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Assumed Knowledge

Background knowledge at the level of ITC105

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the history of computer support and understand its role;
  • be able to describe the basic customer relationship skills required in the support environment;
  • be able to develop, refine and demonstrate the necessary technical writing skills to write concise and accurate customer contact reports;
  • be able to discuss problems relating to helpdesk operations;
  • be able to critically assess the main issues related to support standards and suggest solutions to rectify issues in the customer support area.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • History of computer user support.
  • Introduction to customer service communication skills.
  • Document planning and technical writing.
  • Troubleshooting.
  • Common support problem identification methodology.
  • Introduction to helpdesk operations.
  • Managing user support and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Quantifying support standards.
  • Introduction to training users.
  • Topical Choice: Customer helpdesk psychology.
  • Topical Choice: Best practices, crowd support technology.
  • Topical Choice: Support via the cloud, best practices, mobile support systems.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITC133 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Subject basics & customer support
Customer relationship skills
Solutions in customer support
Support standards & solutions
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.