Competencies covered

Competency: CHCEDS011 Search and assess online information

Element: 1. Determine and assess information requirements in consultation with teacher

1.1 Identify and clarify the purpose and scope of the information required
1.2 Locate possible internal and external sources of online information
1.3 Find and use search engines and databases related to information required, in consultation with teachers, students and peer group
1.4 Determine and use key words and phrases to locate online information

Element: 2. Locate online information

2.1 Identify websites and databases
2.2 Use logic and research skills to identify key words and phrases for the search
2.3 Navigate websites and locate information using key words and phrases identified for the topic
2.4 Access sufficient information to meet the needs of the research brief

Element: 3. Retrieve, evaluate and report on information

3.1 Download and use information in accordance with the requirements of the research task
3.2 Ensure information is sufficient, current and accurate to meet requirements
3.3 Meet legal and ethical requirements relating to copyright and protection of information

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine, locate and retrieve information using digital technologies in consultation with a teacher.

This unit applies to education support work in a variety of contexts and the work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other education professional.


Internet protocols.
Organisation protocols for Internet access.
Basic research techniques.
Different search engines.
Retrieving and presenting information in a logical, accurate manner according to requirements of the brief.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.