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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUSM7975C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4378 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254852

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

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

Element:

1. Protect intellectual property

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify current legislation and standards relating to intellectual property and copyright
1.2 Investigate current organisational copyright policy
1.3 Adhere to organisational policy and current legislation in work practices

Element:

2. Contribute to copyright policy

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contribute to the creation or updating of the organisation’s copyright policy and procedures to align with legislation and industry standards
2.2 Distribute new or revised policy and procedures to stakeholders

Element:

3. Protect rights of stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify and document the relevance of legislation and standards to organisational outcomes
3.2 Investigate and review organisational privacy policy and procedures
3.3 Investigate and review organisational code of ethics
3.4 Determine the integrity, confidentiality, security and availability of information as required by organisational policy
3.5 Maintain confidentiality and proprietary rights of stakeholder interests

Element:

4. Contribute to privacy policy

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Contribute to the creation or updating of the organisational privacy policy and procedures to align with privacy legislation
4.2 Distribute new or revised policy and procedures to stakeholders
4.3 Implement new work procedures and collect feedback from stakeholders
4.4 Ensure the integrity, confidentiality, security and availability of information as required by organisational policy

Element:

5. Maintain privacy policy

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review work practices to ensure application of privacy policy and procedures
5.2 Maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information as required by organisational privacy policy
5.3 Review work practices to ensure system security according to organisational privacy policy

Element:

6. Contribute to creation of ethics code

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Assist in developing or updating a code of ethics to align with legislation and standards for the organisation
6.2 Distribute the new ethics code to stakeholders and collect feedback
6.3 Implement new ethical work procedures and collect feedback
6.4 Review ethical work practices and feedback to ensure application of the code

Element:

7. Maintain ethics code

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Perform regular checks to ensure stakeholders understand and are continuing to apply the code of ethics in the workplace
7.2 Establish a review and grievance procedure to enable confidential reporting of any ethical issues
7.3 Interview and regularly follow up with stakeholders to ensure they are receiving consistent and appropriate service in dealing with the code of ethics


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 


Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course are aimed at enhancing student understanding and knowledge of the concepts of copyright, privacy and ethics and its application in the workplace and the IT profession.

In addition, they will become aware of relevant legislation and industry practice in the areas of ethics, copyright and privacy, and ascertain how far an organisation’s practices may meet the legislative and industry standards.
The Internet and will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.

Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program.

Activities will come from a range of the following:

  • Classroom discussion and debate
  • Classroom activities and Activity Tasks
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Internet research
  • Assignments on Ethics, Privacy and Copyright


Teaching Schedule

 

Teaching Schedule -

ICTICT418 - Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

WeekTopicSoftware / ReadingAssessment1Introduction to Topic, Overview of course and relevance workplace. Introduction to concept of ethics.See reading list and online resources on Blackboard 2Develop concepts of ethics.See reading list and online resources: Ethics and Information Systems
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints 3Ethics and how it relates to the IT workplaceSee reading list and online resources
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints 4Ethics and how it relates to the Law: copyright, privacy,
spamSee reading list and online resources
PowerPointsE1 Ethics Worksheet5Copyright legislation: its interpretation and applicationSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints 6Copyright legislation: its interpretation and applicationSee reading list and online resources
PowerPointsE2 Ethics Case Studies    7Copyright legislation; its interpretation and application;
copyleftSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies 8CopyrightSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies Easter - Mid-Semester Break9CopyrightSee reading list and online resources
PowerPointsE3 Copyright Brochure Tasks10Privacy legislation: its interpretation and application
State and Federal legislation
Organisation and Industry standardsSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies 11Privacy legislation: State and Federal
Organisation and Industry standards
 See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies 12PrivacySee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case StudiesE4 Copyright Assignment13Privacy
Ethics Policy Exercise: Will be undertaken with the
Integrated Assignment: Sporting and Recreation Precinct Ethics Policy Exercise will be undertaken with the Integrated Assignment: Sporting and Recreation Precinct 14Overview. Industry and Organisational standards and practices. Review.  Integrated Assignment.Integrated Assignment. E5 Privacy Assignment15Overview. Industry and Organisational standards and practices. Review.  Integrated Assignment.Integrated Assignment. 16  E6 Ethics Policy Exercise

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All relevant Acts and materials will be on Blackboard or may be accessed through Blackboard resources or provided to you in class.


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to consider, discuss and apply concepts of ethics, copyright and privacy in the Integrated Assignment: Integrated Assignment – Sporting Complex and the Integrated Project: Integrated Project – Airport during the duration of this Certificate IV in IT Networking program.

Quizzes

  1. Ethics Quiz
    Will over a range of workplace and social contexts and address a range of issues that may arise in the workplace and community. This task relates to Elements 6 and 7.
  2. Copyright Quiz 
    You will look at a range of issues related to Copyright in general and look at how it could impact on the business environment generally and more specifically in relation to the IT administration staff. This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.

Assignments

  1. Copyright Assignment 
    In this assignment you will look at a range of issues related to Copyright in general and look at how it could impact on the business environment generally and more specifically in relation to the IT administration staff. This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.
  2. Privacy Assignment 
     
    You will be required to look at a range of Privacy Acts in Australia and Victoria and complete and assignment which raises a range of issues related to privacy within the workplace. This task relates to Elements 2, 3 and 4.
  3. Ethics Policy Exercise  

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

ElementsEthics quiz Copyright quiz Copyright Assignment Privacy Assignment Ethics Policy Exercise 
1.1 XX X
1.2  X X X
1.3  XX X
2.1  X X  
2.2    
3.1  XX 
3.2     
3.3 
3.4   
3.5   XX
4.1   XX
4.2  XX
4.3   X 
4.4   XX
5.1   XX
5.2   XX
5.3   XX
6.1XXXXX
6.2X  XX
6.3X   X
6.4X XXX
7.1X XXX
7.2    X
7.3X XXX


Assessment Tasks

You will be required to consider, discuss and apply concepts of ethics, copyright and privacy in the Integrated Assignment: Integrated Assignment – Sporting Complex and the Integrated Project: Integrated Project – Airport during the duration of this Certificate IV in IT Networking program.

1. Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet
You will discuss ethics over a range of workplace and social contexts and complete a worksheet which addresses a range of issues that may arise in the workplace and community. This task relates to Elements 6 and 7.

2. Ethics Case Studies
You will be required to discuss and report on a range of case studies presented in class. This task relates to Elements 6 and 7.

3. Copyright Assignment
In this assignment you will look at a range of issues related to Copyright in general and look at how it could impact on the business environment generally and more specifically in relation to the IT administration staff. This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.

4. Research Task 1: Brochure Tasks
You will look at a range of brochures in the context of copyright law and its application for organisations. This task relates to Elements 1 and 2.

5. Privacy Assignment
You will be required to look at a range of Privacy Acts in Australia and Victoria and complete and assignment which raises a range of issues related to privacy within the workplace. This task relates to Elements 2, 3 and 4.

6. Ethics Policy Exercise
You will be required to develop policies and documents within the context of the Integrated Assignment: Integrated Assignment – Sporting Complex. You will consider the concepts of ethics, copyright and privacy within that context. This task relates to Elements 1 – 7.

Note 1:
You are permitted to have a maximum of 2 resubmissions for this course, however each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once.
All resubmissions must be completed and submitted no more than 7 days after your work has been graded.

Note 2:
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods.  You may contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix - ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ElementsAssessment Items
1.1Copyright Assignment
1.2Copyright Assignment, Research Task 1: Brochure Tasks
1.3Copyright Assignment
2.1Copyright Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
2.2Copyright Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
3.1Privacy Assignment, Copyright Assignment
3.2Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
3.3Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet, Ethics Policy Exercise
3.4Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
3.5Copyright Assignment, Research Task 1: Brochure Tasks, Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
4.1Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
4.2Ethics Policy Exercise
4.3Ethics Policy Exercise
4.4Ethics Policy Exercise
5.1Ethics Policy Exercise
5.2Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
5.3Privacy Assignment, Ethics Policy Exercise
6.1Ethics Policy Exercise
6.2Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet, Ethics Policy Exercise
6.3Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet, Ethics Policy Exercise
6.4Ethics and Information Systems Activities worksheet, Ethics Policy Exercise
7.1Ethics Policy Exercise
7.2Ethics Policy Exercise
7.3Ethics Policy Exercise

 

ElementsE1 Ethics Worksheet E2 Ethics Case studies E3 Copyright Brochure Exercise E4 Copyright Assignment E5 Privacy Assignment E6 Ethics Policy Exercise 
1.1  XX X
1.2   X X X
1.3   XX X
2.1   X X  
2.2     
3.1   XX 
3.2      
3.3 
3.4    
3.5    XX
4.1    XX
4.2   XX
4.3    X 
4.4    XX
5.1    XX
5.2    XX
5.3    XX
6.1XXXXXX
6.2XX  XX
6.3XX   X
6.4XX XXX
7.1XX XXX
7.2     X
7.3 X XXX

 

Other Information

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times. Internet connected computers are available in the School of Vocational Health and Sciences labs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.

Plagiarism
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the RMIT website for more information on this policy. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/ students/academic-integrity

Late work
Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.

Extension of Time for submission of assessable work
A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Building 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special consideration. Form available online at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration/online.
For missed assessments such as exams and tests, you (and your doctor, if you are ill) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate) prior to, or within 48 hours of the scheduled time of the exam or test.

If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

If you have any questions about this assessment process, feel free to email me on:
geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

  • assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
  • maths and science developmental support and advice 
  • English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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