The power of computers to perform complex calculations has revolutionised how organisations solve problems. Using computational thinking, along with your intelligence, will unleash the full potential of your unique problem-solving abilities.
Introduction to Computational Thinking is an online program that will enable you to draw upon logical patterns, abstraction and reasoning to think computationally.
In this IT course, you will explore the characteristics of computational thinking, as well as some of its core techniques, including decomposition and pattern recognition.
You will also learn how abstraction is used in logical problem solving to build algorithms, and how to leverage these algorithms and obtain best-practice organisational buy-in.
On completion of this course, you will be able to leverage your insights to create and evaluate business solutions, improve organisational outcomes, and make evidence-based decisions in our ever-changing digital economy.
Unit 1 - Growing value through algorithmic business
Key characteristics of algorithmic business
Evidence based decision making
Using data to solve business problems
Growing value through algorithmic business
Understanding algorithmic business
Key algorithmic business advantages
Leveraging algorithms in your business
Gaining organisational buy-in
Popular algorithms used in business today
Best practice of algorithmic business
Leveraging business algorithms
Unit 2 - Reaching efficient solutions and computational thinking
Accelerating genuine expertise in an organisations.
Cognition beyond the brain: computation, interactivity and human artifice
Challenges with neurocentrism
Systemic views of cognition
How action shapes the experience of thinking
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to ensure your competency is industry relevant. You will not be benchmarked against other students.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
In this course, you will be assessed via multiple-choice questions to determine your mastery of details and specific knowledge gained during your studies to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
Benefits of Multiple-Choice Assessments
Appropriate for assessing students’ mastery of details and specific knowledge.
Can be used to assess both simple knowledge and complex concepts.
Questions can be answered quickly to accurately assess a students’ mastery of many topics relatively quickly.
Assessment can be quickly and reliably scored to achieve a ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’ result.
As the answers are visible, multiple-choice questions offer the opportunity for the continuation of the learning process, offering educational value.
I found the course content really interesting, and informative. I enjoyed the experience of studying via the Internet, as well. Thank you!
F. Breazzano, Ballajura, WA | Introduction to Computational Thinking
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 10 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, transcripts of video lectures and other learning resources are available for printing via our elearning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
Professional development for individuals wanting to solve complex problems using a computational thinking approach.