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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2020

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: C4401 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Trevor Stone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4545

Course Contact Email: trevor.stone@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 describes the 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 and communications technology (ICT) 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
  • Internet research
  • Assessments/Portfolios


Teaching Schedule

 

Teaching Schedule -

 

 

Week

 Topic

 Software / Reading

 Class Activities

 Assessment

 1

Introduction to Topic,
Overview of course and relevance workplace.
Introduction to concept of ethics

See reading list and online resources on Canvas

Discussion
Class activities

 

2

Develop concepts of ethics

See reading list and online resources:
Ethics and Information Systems
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints

Discussion
Class activities

 

3

Ethics and how it relates to the IT workplace

See reading list and online resources
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints

Discussion
Class activities
Case Studies

Assessment 1 - Part A 

4

Ethics and how it relates to the Law: copyright, privacy, spam

See reading list and online resources

Class activities

 

5

Copyright legislation: its interpretation and application

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints

Discussion
Class activities

 

6

Copyright legislation: its interpretation and application

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints

Discussion
Class activities

Assessment 1 - Part B

7

Copyright legislation; its interpretation and application; copyleft

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies

Discussion
Class activities
Case Studies

 

8

Copyright

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation

Discussion
Class activities
Case Studies

 

9

Copyright

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints

Class activities

Assessment 2 - Part A

10

Privacy legislation: its interpretation and application
State and Federal legislation
Organisation and Industry standards

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation

Discussion
Class activities

 

11

Privacy legislation: State and Federal
Organisation and Industry standards

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation

Class activities
Case Studies

 

12

Privacy

See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies

Class activities
Case Studies

Assessment 2 - Part B

13

Privacy
Ethics Policy Exercise

See reading list and online resources

Ethics Policy Exercise 

 

14

Privacy
Ethics Policy Exercise
Industry and Organisational standards and practices

See reading list and online resources
Integrated Assignment

Review
Ethics Policy Exercise 

 

15

Ethics Policy Exercise
Overview.
Industry and Organisational standards and practices

Review

Ethics Policy Exercise

Assessment 3

16

Ethics Policy Exercise

Review

Ethics Policy Exercise 

 

17

Review
Resubmissions

 

 

 

18

Review
Resubmissions

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

All relevant Acts and materials will be on Canvas or may be accessed through Canvas 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 assessment tasks:

Assessment 1: Unit Knowledge Test

Assessment 2: Portfolio 1 

Assessment 3: Portfolio 2

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 xX 
1.2  X 
1.3  X 
2.1  X 
2.2   
3.1  X 
3.2   X 
3.3   X 
3.4   X 
3.5  X 
4.1 X X 
4.2  X 
4.3  X 
4.4 X X 
5.1 X  X
5.2   X
5.3 X  X
6.1X 
6.2X X 
6.3X X 
6.4X  X
7.1X  X
7.2x  X
7.3X  X

 


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment 1: Unit Knowledge Test

Assessment 2: Portfolio 1 

Assessment 3: Portfolio 2


Assessment Matrix

Elements/Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1 xX 
1.2  X 
1.3  X 
2.1  X 
2.2   
3.1  X 
3.2   X 
3.3   X 
3.4   X 
3.5  X 
4.1 X X 
4.2  X 
4.3  X 
4.4 X X 
5.1 X  X
5.2   X
5.3 X  X
6.1X 
6.2X X 
6.3X X 
6.4X  X
7.1X  X
7.2x  X
7.3X  X

Other Information

 

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

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Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

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  • 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: 

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