IT for Social Impact Project

ICT20005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 4

28 Nov 22 - 26 Feb 23

28 Mar 23

Last self enrolment:
11 Dec 22

19 Dec 22

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Jan 23


100 Credit Points + Subject to Interview.



Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in a group project to demonstrate and consolidate their IT skills, knowledge and professional behaviours. IT is multi-faceted, complex, and applied and as such can easily be ‘humanitarian’. Projects will be focused on the use of IT for positive social impact providing students with an understanding of the nature and principles of social and community enterprise.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1 Demonstrate an ability to work in a project team environment on a project focussed on the use of IT for positive social impact
2 Apply a range of analytical, technical, project management and problem solving skills to a real life organisational setting
3 Demonstrate an understanding of how IT can contribute to social and community enterprise
4 Show evidence of self-reliance and time management skills, and an ability to organise a project in order to gain greater independence as a learner and project team member.
5 Demonstrate increased awareness and understanding of ethical and professional behaviours in an organisational context.