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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4401 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

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Trevor Stone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4545

Course Contact Email: trevor.stone@rmit.edu.au



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.

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

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
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1.3  X 
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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