Professional Issues in IT
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Unit Code: ICT30005
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
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