- Ethics, privacy and professionalism, including the philosophical foundations of professional ethics.
- Formal codes of conduct and their impact on the work and behaviour of ICT professionals.
- ICT trends and drivers within industries and the interconnectedness between industries.
- Professionals' roles, responsibilities, work behaviours and attitudes with a focus on the Skills Foundation for the Information Age (SFIA).
- Business compliance imperatives, including: Sarbanes Oxley and Australian Standard 8015 and their 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.
- Social impacts of ICT with particular focus on end-users and consumers.
- Life-long learning and career development as it relates to sound professional practice.
- Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 - Individual (30-40%) (0%)
- Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 - Group (30-40%) (0%)
- Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 - Individual (20-40%) (0%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No special requirements
The subject assists students in identifying and understanding issues relating to the personal and organisational application ICT with particular emphasis on ethics and privacy. Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility through exploring the professional code of ethics articulated by professional accrediting bodies. Students will explore a range of social, legal, ethical and business issues that ICT professionals face in their careers.