ICT303 – Individual Assessment Briefing Document

Assessment 1: Scenario Business Case Creation


A capstone project for information technology is a practical artefact (proposal, prototype) where you will have to demonstrate the skills and knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. To do so, the subject requires the completion of three interconnected assessments where you will:

  • Produce a project business case – Due Week 4
  • Present the requirements relating to the proposed project – Due Week 6
  • Create a solution design and a plan for implementing the proposed project – Due Week 11


Assessment 1 requires identifying a problem that you can solve by developing an IT solution. The identified problem should relate to your specialisation at SISTC (i.e. Digital Enterprise (DEN) or Business Information Systems (BIS)). Once you identify the problem, you must complete a business case to demonstrate to management why the project should be undertaken (i.e. the benefits that could be derived from delivering the proposed solution). I have included on Moodle a sample business case which will guide you on completing the task.

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Relevance of content (20%)
  • Analysis (50%)
  • Clarity of Structure (10%)
  • Writing to the audience (20%)


Details about each criterion can be checked by assessing the marking guide listed in the document.

Important Information

  • Please include SISTC’s assessment cover page at the beginning of the submitted
  • The assessment must be typed in Calibri 12 font, double spaced and delivered by using the appropriate headings and sub headings.
  • The assessment’s length is 2000 words (+/-) 10%.
  • The assessment is worth 20% of your overall subject
  • A word document of your assessment must be submitted to Moodle by Sunday the 5th of December 2021 at 11:59PM. Files that are not submitted in word will not be accepted.
  • You do not need to print and submit a hard copy of your
  • Submitting your work late will attract a 10% reduction of mark for each day beyond the due date. A delay of more than 5 days will result in being granted a 0.
  • If you cannot submit your assessment on time and have extenuating circumstances, please complete the special consideration form and email it to info@sistc.nsw.edu.au.
  • It is recommended to plan time appropriately and start your assessment early which will give you time to gain feedback and do well.



Additional Important Formatting Guidelines

All undergraduate essay and research report style assignments should be formatted using the following rules:

Margins: 2.54 left, right, top and bottom (this is the pre-set default margin setting in Word).

Indenting: Each new paragraph should be indented one Tab space.

Justification: No justification of text on right hand margin. Justify the left side of text in the body of essay/report except for indents required for the first lines of each new paragraph (see presentation format exemplar).

Header: Your name and student number are to be inserted into the header of the document along with the assessment name (e.g. critical report).

Footer: Page numbers should be inserted in bottom centre of the footer.

Assignment Title: Please include an assessment title or heading (e.g. Annotated Bibliography, Case Study Report) in Arial 14 point bold

Word Count: Word counts will comprise ALL text material contained in the body of the written assignment. This will include in-text citations, quotations, and any headings (if used). This will also include any information presented in tables or figures which are included WITHIN the body of the assignment. Information included outside of the main body of the assignment (e.g. coversheet, title page, reference list, preparation table) will NOT contribute to the word count.

Please Note: You must adhere to the stipulated word count for your assignment. Assignments which go over this stated limit may be penalised, and the marker may cease to read your paper once the word count has been reached.

Headings: Headings are generally used more in research reports than in essays. The following rules should be followed to format headings if used.

Level of Heading               Format

  • Centred, Boldface, Uppercase and Lowercase Heading

2  Flush left, boldface, Upper and Lowercase Heading

  • Indented, boldface, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a
  • Indented, boldface, italicised, lowercase paragraph heading ending with a period. The above table has been adapted from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References (2012). Use of numbers in assignment text:
    • Numbers between zero and nine should be represented in For example: There were six experimental groups in the trial.
  • Numbers ten and above should be represented in numerical For example: A total of 24 participants took part in the pilot.
  • Write out all numbers at the start of a sentence. For example: Twenty students completed the

Tables: Table title is ABOVE the table.