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Unit: Information Law PG (6633)

Level: PCredit Points: 3Contribution Band: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Availability in 2010: Not offered (Also available in: 2013, 2014)

    Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this unit, students are expected to: acquire and demonstrate a basic understanding of the laws and regulations relevant to and governing information; demonstrate an awareness of the legal issues inherent in the operation of e-business and e-government, including competitive tendering and contracting out; develop the legal literacy required to work as a professional in an interdisciplinary team of lawyers, policy and systems analysts, project leaders and others.


    This unit examines the legal framework for professionals who have responsibility for or interest in information management. It introduces the Australian legal system and the laws that apply to information-handling in business and government including privacy, intellectual property, fraud and cyber crime. It reviews the aspects of systems design that are used to comply with these laws. It examines informatics contracts (eg. for systems construction & outsourcing) including their negotiation and dispute resolution. The art of dealing with lawyers and the law is covered.

    Class Contact

    40 hours intensive and online.

    Referenced Courses

    • 551AA Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies
    • 844AA Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics
    • 018AA Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
    • 845AA Master of Business Informatics
    • 846AA Master of Information Technology
    • 973AA Master of Information Technology and Systems
    • 849AA Master of Laws
    • 847AA Master of Legal Studies

    Unit Level Key:

    • 1 - Offered in first year of course curriculum
    • 2 - Offered in second year of course curriculum
    • 3 - Offered in third year of course curriculum
    • 4 - Offered in fourth year of course curriculum
    • 5 - Offered in fifth year of course curriculum
    • G - Offered in graduate course curriculums
    • PG - Offered in postgraduate course curriculums
    • R - Offered in research course curriculums
    • H - Offered in honours course curriculums

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