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Professional Issues in IT

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: ICT30005

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

Students will learn to identify and understand issues relating to the personal and organisational application of ICT. Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility through exploring professional codes 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.


  • 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, career development and mental health considerations for the
    ICT professionals

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