Professional Capabilities for a Digital World
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- 29 May 2023
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On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Develop and present a resolved project outcome which synthesises an understanding of ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by an ICT professional
2. Evaluate the role of standards, codes of conduct and legislative/regulatory obligations on the level of professionalism of the ICT industry
3. Review the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society from a range of perspectives such as work-life balance, mentoring and life-long learning
4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team
- Ethics and professionalism, including the philosophical foundations of professional ethics
- Formal codes of ethics and codes of conduct and their impact on the work and behaviour of ICT professionals
- Understanding industry drivers, ICT trends within industries and interconnectedness between industries
- Professionals’ roles and responsibilities, professional work behaviours and attitudes
- Business compliance imperatives, including Sarbanes Oxley, & Australian Standard 8015, and their implications and impacts on the work of ICT professionals
- Issues in both employee and contractor relationships, including responsibilities and management issues involved in providing IT contracting services
- Broader social impacts of ICT including life-long learning and career development for the ICT professionals
100 Credit Points
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This unit aims to teach students to develop a sense of professional responsibility in the ICT domain through exploring a range of social, organisational, legal, ethical and sustainable issues that professionals face in their careers in dynamic technology environments. Students are guided by ethical principles and frameworks and professional codes of conduct articulated by professional accrediting bodies.
1. Assignment 1 (Group) 30 - 40% 2. Assignment 2 (Individual) 30 - 40% 3. Assignment 3 (Individual) 20 - 40%
- Assignment 1 ((Group)%)
- Assignment 2 (30 - 40%%)
- Assignment 3 (20 - 40%%)
Current study term: 28 May 23 to 27 Aug 23
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