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Professional Practice in IT G (6676.6)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to professionalism and develops their communication and independent scholarship skills, with a focus on their use in the information technology field. Topics covered include researching and making use of information resources; the nature of critical enquiry; communication and presentation techniques, both written and oral; group work; workplace ethics, professional practice, code of ethics and professional standards; and adapting to the diverse cultural practices and individual styles involved in and influencing workplace communication.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Appraise the nature of the ICT profession;

2. Express ICT related concepts clearly and succinctly in written, oral, and other forms of communication media;

3. Demonstrate the ability in using available information resources efficiently, synthesising, and organizing information to produce reports, applying the principles of referencing;

4. Illustrate the key skills, knowledge, attributes and attitudes required to be an IT professional, with particular reference to professional practice, code of ethics and professional standards; and

5. Evaluate the principles of group work and reflect on the nature of working in teams, with the appreciation of the issues, such as ethics, conflict resolution, negotiation in culturally diverse workplace.

Assessment Items

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Contact Hours

Up to 3 hours per week, 1.5L + 1.5T

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Incompatible Units

None.

Equivalent Units

None.


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