Subject Code: COMF101


This subject introduces students to information technology applications and assists them to become familiar with common computer applications. Students will gain an understanding of the different social, ethical legal and environmental considerations and know how to match text, images and data when using specific applications

Learning Objectives

Subject learning outcome Assessment task(s) in which this learning outcome is assessed

a) Recognise terminology and concepts related to information technology

b) Name the social, ethical, legal and environmental considerations in information technology

c) Identify the different information technology applications

d) Match text, images and numerical data using information technology

e) Explain the use of electronic and paper-based information products using computer technology


Learning outcomes for this subject are assessed using a range of assessment tasks as described in the table below.

NoAssessment TaskAssessment Due (week/s)Learning Outcomes
1Individual Assessment (50%)Weeks 7 & 9a-e
2Final Exam (50%)Exam Week/sa, c, d & e

Most assessment tasks are submitted using the Learning Management System, Moodle. For more instruction on submitting the assessment tasks, please refer to the instruction in Moodle for more specific information of the subject assessment submission requirements.

There are penalties for late submission of assessment tasks.

If you would like to request for an extension to submission deadline of your assessment or would like to request for a deferred assessment, you need to meet the eligibility requirements. Please refer to the Assessment Policy for more information on late submission penalties, requests for extensions and deferred assessments.

Broad topics to be covered


  • Word
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Computer Systems, Software and Applications
  • Photoshop Elements
  • Computer Hardware and Storage
  • Student Presentations
  • Social, Ethical, Legal & Environmental Considerations in IT
  • Web Design
  • Excel

Please note that these topics are often refined and subject to change so for up to date weekly topics and suggested reading resources, please refer to the Moodle subject page.