An undergraduate student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualities and values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore a gamut of issues that ICT professionals must manage, allowing students to identify and understand current and emerging issues generated by an ever-changing technology. This unit provides a practical and theoretical introduction to what it means to be an ICT professional today: Students will appreciate the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society, and comprehend relevant work-related behaviours and issues and how professionals should respond; Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the ethical conduct pertinent to an ICT professional from a range of perspectives, professionalism and codes of conduct; Students will understand the Australian and international legislative and regulatory obligations and standards as they relate to ICT environments in organisations and appreciate their impact on the work of the ICT professional; Students will develop an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and its application beyond the inception of new ideas and an appreciation of entrepreneurial opportunities in ICT. Students will appreciate the importance of information privacy and the value of ICT security and comprehend the impact of computer crime and criminals; Students will begin to develop communication and team work skills required of an ICT professional; Students will develop an awareness of what it means to undertake a user-centered approach to ICT and the importance of considering the human factors involved with ICT.
|Unit name||ICT Professional Practices|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Nicole Herbert|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|ECA Melbourne||Semester 1||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Employ effective communication, collaboration, creative and critical thinking skills to be productive in ICT professional practice
- Analyse situations involving ICT cognisant of social, cultural, legal, ethical factors and consequences for individuals, organisations, and society
- Apply ICT principles, standards, processes and codes of professional conduct to provide ICT products and services
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Six 2-hr tutorials, one 2-hr lecture in week 1 only
Six online modules that students must complete in their own time in preparation for regular tests
For this unit, students are expected to attend on-campus tutorials fortnightly and the on-campus lecture in week 1
|Assessment||SFIA Template (15%)|Pitch + video (20%)|Test (20%)|Professional Practice Case Studies (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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