Courses & Units

Data Handling and Management ZAT211

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit explores the processes used for data collection, analysis, representation and interpretation related to industry relevant data and decision making. Data-based decision-making enables problem solving and innovation to be achieved in industry. You will explore approaches that underpin data-informed decision-making using practical examples. You will engage in collecting, compiling, analysing, interpreting and evaluating data and information. This unit will draw upon the skills and knowledge that you have acquired during the course.

This unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.

You will be introduced to:

- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences

- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others

- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively.  The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual


Unit name Data Handling and Management
Unit code ZAT211
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Jodie Lee

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 31/5/2020 9/4/2020

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, analyse and communicate the purpose and application of data in industry contexts.
  2. Analyse and present data to support industry relevant decision making.
  3. Interpret data and apply an ‘evidence-based approach’ to decision making.
  4. Apply and communicate evidence-based decision making approaches to innovate or problem solve in industry practice situations



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 020303

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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.


AT1: Importance of Data (20%)

AT2: Case study (30%)

AT3: Evidence Based Proposal (50%)

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