Cluster 1 - Facilitate Business Analysis
This cluster has a direct relationship to the core unit of competence. Business analysis is the starting point for strategic management of IT systems. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of key systems and services. The cluster has business analysis at its heart to ensure a holistic knowledge for IT Managers to meet the requirements of most businesses. This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad in analysis and project management and are relevant to many different types of businesses.

Broad concepts covered 

  • Problem Solving Methods 
  • Writing For Business 
  • Writing Research Papers 
  • Writing Articles 
  • Enterprise Analysis 
  • Project Management 
  • Triple Threat Project Management 
  • Advanced Project Management Skills 

Cluster 2 - Integrating Sustainability in IT Planning and Design Projects 
This cluster has a direct relationship to the core unit of competence. Sustainability is no longer a buzz term or seen as trendy or leading edge. It is now viewed as the responsibility of each business in being an effective community member. Sustainability is at the core of this cluster and aligns Sustainable practice to standard business practise. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of key systems and services. The cluster will enable you to ensure a business requirements can be met sustainably on most if not all occasions.

This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad in sustainability and are relevant to many different types of businesses.

Broad concepts covered

  • IT System Auditing 
  • CO2 Tools/Calculators 
  • Carbon Footprint Identification 
  • Green IT Approach 
  • Digital Waste Responsibility 
  • IT as a Green Enabler 

Cluster 3 - Manage Improvements in ICT Sustainability 
This cluster has a direct relationship to the second of the elective units of competence. Sustainability technology is moving forward in leaps and bounds each day. Being sustainable is not enough. Sustainability must at least be maintained but more over it needs to be improved as better technology comes to hand. Sustainability is at the core of this cluster and aligns Sustainable practice to standard business practise. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of key systems and services. The cluster will enable you to ensure a business requirements can be met sustainably on most if not all occasions. 

This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad in sustainability and are relevant to many different types of businesses. 
Broad concepts covered

  • Green Strategy Development 
  • Business Goal Alignment 
  • Identification of Trends 
  • Green Policy Creation 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Advanced Documentation and Reporting 
  • Green Auditing 

Cluster 4 - Lead Applied Research in ICT Sustainability 
This cluster has a direct relationship to the third of the elective units of competence. Improvements and concepts pertaining to sustainability practise are not necessarily offered up as mainstream. It is important that you have the skills to research and evaluate a range of Sustainability offerings. This cluster focuses on the methods of collecting data, analysing data and presenting your findings to the appropriate stakeholders. The workplace skills provided in this cluster cover a broad range of key systems and services. The cluster will enable you to ensure a business requirements can be met sustainably on most if not all occasions. 

This cluster delivers outcomes that are broad in Cloud computer offereings and are relevant to many different types of businesses. 
Broad concepts covered

  • Applied Research
  • Basic Research
  • Data collection methods
  • Ethics in research
  • Research procedures
  • Data analysis