Courses & Units

Data Handling and Management ZAT203

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This subject is a hands-on course designed to introduce students to discipline relevant data. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of data management and handling commonly used by the industry, which will allow the correct application, interpretation and presentation of data.
Topics include collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques; the role of chance; sampling; commonly used statistical methods, such as hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, Analysis of variance and regression.

Students should enrol in ZAP203 Practice and Portfolio 11 in conjunction with this subject.


Unit name Data Handling and Management
Unit code ZAT203
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

Identify, analyse and communicate the purpose and application of data.

Interpret, represent and present data to support decision making.

Analyse and apply an evidence-based approach to decision making in organisations.

Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band Field of Education
2 020303

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ZAP203 Practice and Portfolio 11


Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLO during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.

  • Case study (50%)
  • Report (30%)
  • Portfolio (20%)
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