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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: COSC6089C

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

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5306 - Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 4852

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

Nil
This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

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 all stakeholders.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAICT418A Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment

Element:

Contribute to copyright policy

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

Contribute to creation of ethics code

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Contribute to the creation or updating of a code of ethics for the organisation to align with legislation and standards
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 correct application of the code

Element:

Contribute to privacy policy

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Contribute to the creation or updating of the organisations privacy policy and procedures to align with privacy legislation
4.2 Distribute new or revised policies 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:

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

Element:

Maintain privacy policy

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Review work practices to ensure correct application of privacy policies 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 the system security as required by organisational privacy policy

Element:

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:

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 organisations privacy policy and procedures
3.3 Investigate and review an organisations code of ethics
3.4 Determine the integrity, confidentiality, security and availability of information as required by the organisational policy
3.5 Maintain confidentiality and proprietary rights of stakeholders interests


Learning Outcomes



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 copyright and privacy, and ascertain how far the organisation’s practices meet the legislative and industry standards.
They will produce a simplified code of ethics for their workplace (this may be a theoretical exercise rather than a practical exercise, depending on the organisation and the status of its ethical practices).

The Internet and YouTube videos 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 and the needs of their workplace.
 

Activities will include:

  • Classroom discussion and debate
  • Classroom activities and Activity Tasks
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Work-based activities and tasks
  • Observation and discussion in the workplace
  • Internet research
  • Assignments on Privacy and Copyright 


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware/ReadingPractical exercisesAssessment
1Introduction to Topic, Overview of course and relevance to traineeship and workplace.  Develop concepts of ethics.
2Introduction to concept of ethicsSee reading list and online resources
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints

Task 1 – Ethics – How do you rate
Class Activity Tasks

Assignment
Class Tasks

3Ethics and how it relates to the Law: copyright, privacy, spamSee reading list and online resources
ACS Code of Ethics
PowerPoints
ACS Case StudiesPractical tasks; class discussion and observation
Case Studies
4Copyright legislation; copyleftSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies

Case Studies
Class Activity Tasks

Case Studies
Class Activity Tasks
Assignment
5Privacy legislation: State and Federal
Organisation and Industry standards
See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Legislation
Case Studies
Case Studies
Class Activity Tasks
Case Studies
Class Activity Tasks
Assignment
6Overview.  Industry and Organisational standards and practices.  Review.See reading list and online resourcesCase Studies
Class Activity Tasks
Case Studies
Class Activity Tasks
Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weeks referred to above will not necessarily refer to conseutive weeks. 
There will be a specific formal class for each "weekly" topic for the delivery of PowerPoint presentations and relevant case studies.
Discussions will arise from Assignment questions and tasks.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Potts (ed.) et al , I.T. Applications VCE Units 3 and 4 Student Book, 3rd Edition;; Nelson Cengate Learning, 2011,
ISBN-10: 0170187470 ISBN-13: 9780170187473
 

ISBN-10: 0170


Other Resources

  • Class Notes
  • Extracts from Potts (ed.) et al , I.T. Applications VCE Units 3 and 4 Student Book, 3rd Edition;; Nelson Cengate Learning, 2011,
    ISBN-10: 0170187470 ISBN-13: 9780170187473.
  • PowerPoint presentations on Learning Hub; S: Drive
  • Internet, including Australian Computer Society website
  • Case studies
  • Relevant Legislation
  • Newspaper and Internet news extracts
     


Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment
The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Assessment Tasks

Class and Work-Based Assessment Activities 40%
Class Activity Tasks and Assignment 60%
 


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class/Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group discussion**
1.1 x xx x
1.2 x x x
1.3 xxxx
2.1 xxxx
2.2 x  x
3.1 xxxxx
3.2 xxxxx
3.3xxx x
3.4xxx x
3.5xxx x
4.1xxx x
4.2xxx x
4.3xxx x
4.4xxx  
5.1xxx  
5.2xxx  
5.3xxx  
6.1x x  
6.2  x  x
6.3  x  x
6.4x x  x
7.1     x
7.2     x
7.3     x
      

** small group discussion and problem solving on variety of issues at appropriate times during delivery of the course

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