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Professional Practice in IT (7722.5)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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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 completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Describe the nature of the ICT profession;

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

3. Exemplify how to use available information resources efficiently, synthesise, and organize information to produce reports, applying the principles of referencing;

4. Practice 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. Apply 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 52 hours per semester.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

6676 Professional Practice in IT G.

Equivalent Units

None.



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