Course Title: Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4378 Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Title: Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM7975C

City Campus

TAFE

155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2016

BUSM7975C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment as prescribed in the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package (Release 3.0).
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information technology (IT) environment.
It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

Elements:

1. Protect intellectual property

2. Contribute to copyright policy

3. Protect rights of stakeholders

4. Contribute to privacy policy

5. Maintain privacy policy

6. Contribute to creation of ethics code

7. Maintain ethics code


Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the knowledge and skills required to maintain professional and ethical conduct when dealing with colleagues, clients and employers. You will develop an understanding of the need for IT professionals to have a clear understanding of ethics, and the laws relating to privacy and copyright within the organization and beyond.

You will develop an understanding of the concept of ethics and its relevance to your behaviour and activities in the workplace and the IT industry. In addition, you will become aware of relevant legislation and industry practice in the areas of copyright and privacy, and ascertain how far the organisation’s practices meet the legislative and industry standards.

Specifically you should be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of intellectual property and copyright laws
  • An awareness of copyright, privacy and ethics policies and/or codes
  • An awareness of stakeholders of an organisation and the need to protect their rights
  • An awareness of Privacy laws and the need for a privacy policy
  • An understanding of the concept of ethics and its relevance to your behaviour and activities in the workplace and the IT industry
  • An understanding how ethics, privacy and copyright impact on the workplace and the role of IT professionals in ensuring appropriate conduct 


Overview of Assessment

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing your understanding and knowledge of the concepts of copyright, privacy and ethics and its application in the workplace and the IT profession. To this end, assessment will involve both in-class and work-based elements. Assessment will involve assessing and observation of your understanding, knowledge and practice of the elements in both the theoretical and practical environment.

You must be competent in all elements to successfully complete the course

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

Assessments will consist of a range of class activities and an assignments.

Assessment in this course will involve the following activities:

Tasks
1. Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet. This task relates to Elements 6 and 7.
2. Ethics Case Studies.  This task relates to Elements 6 and 7.
3. Copyright Assignment.  This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.
4. Research Task 1: Brochure Tasks.  This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.
5. Privacy Assignment.  This task relates to Elements 2, 3 and 4.
6. Ethics Policy Exercise.  This task relates to Elements 1 – 7.

Assessment Conditions
Gather evidence to demonstrate consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the general ICT industry, and include access to:
• relevant organisational policies, legislation and standards documentation
• industry codes of practice.