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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5384 Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

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

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


345T Media and Communication

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2019


City Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

Course Contact: Nat Bates

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3326

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Course Description

This course will give you 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.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

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


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

On completion of this course you will have the ability to:

  • analyse legislation and standards relating to professional conduct and privacy in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry
  • contribute to the development of a code of ethics and monitor the workplace to ensure code of ethics is being applied and is appropriate
  • contribute to the development of a privacy policy and monitor the workplace to ensure the policy is being applied and is appropriate

and be able to effectively:

  • discuss codes of ethics pertinent to computing industry
  • discuss federal and state or territory legislation and policy relevant to an ICT environment and relating to:
  • access and equity
  • copyright and intellectual property
  • workplace health and safety (WHS)
  • privacy
  • outline organisational communication processes and procedures
  • outline organisational requirements for customer service
  • discuss the security features of server operating systems
  • explain system security procedures.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, practical project work and through the application of learned skills.