Management of Information Services - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Reflection (20%) , Case Study (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

Within a framework of organisational culture and professional practice, this unit examines management principles and practices in the context of information services. This includes strategic and financial planning, human resource management, facilities planning, legal, ethical and safety considerations, disaster planning, strategic marketing, and the evaluation of services.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of management of information services
  2. undertake foundation planning with regards to the finances, human resources, services and facilities of an information service
  3. evaluate the operational strategies and performance outcomes of an information service
  4. communicate the values and benefits of an information service to a client group.
  • Assignment — Reflection (20%)
  • Case Study (40%)
  • Report (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — Reliable broadband

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Student will be provided with a list of topics in their Unit Outline.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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