Courses & Units

ICT Professional Practices KIT105

Hobart, Launceston



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 underdake a user-centred approach to ICT and the importance of considering the human factors involved with ICT.


Unit name ICT Professional Practices
Unit code KIT105
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology

Nicole Herbert

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes


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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern

One 2-hr online lecture in Week 1 (recorded)
Three 2-hr face-to-face tutorials in Weeks 4, 7, and 10. Online tutorials will be provided for offshore students.
Two 1-hr tests in Weeks 11 and 12
6-hr online modules (Modules 1, 2, 3), 9-hr online modules (Modules 4, 5)


AT1 -  Design/drawing (10%)

AT2 - Report (15%)

AT3 -  Presentation/Pitch  (15%)

AT4  - Case or problem activated learning (20%)

AT5 -  2 x 1-hour tests (40%)

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