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1.3.2 Computer Usage Skill

This factor measures the level of computer usage skill required by the position to carry out its function competently.

Note: Positions creating computer-animated representations are also accorded a level in the Artistic Skill factor.

Table 1.3.2 Computer Usage Skill

LevelDescription
1

The position does not require the use of computers.

2

Read information off a computer screen, or use a simple menu to look up information.

3

Enter or edit data through a menu system. Use printers, operate e-mail and basic use of the internet.

4

Use basic spreadsheets, elementary presentation software, and similar proprietary software; perform basic word processing functions and file management procedures (copy, move, delete, save).

5

Perform advanced word processing functions, or set up and use straightforward spreadsheets or simple databases or similar level software, or produce desktop published material, or search specialised databases for information such as library systems and GIS; operate accounting software.

6

Use advanced software packages, eg computer aided drafting, statistical packages, diagnostic software, web page building software; set up and use more complex databases. Some elementary computer programming skills related to the use of the software packages may be required.

7

The position requires computer usage skills commensurate with an information systems professional to a level where hardware, networks, databases and customised systems can be evaluated and/or developed, implemented and maintained. Included is the creation of computer animated presentations.

8

Designs or develops leading-edge or novel hardware and software such as operating, switching and communications systems.

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