Professional Issues in IT

ICT30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020. 

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


200 Credit Points from a Bachelor Degree (in Information Systems)

Aims and objectives

Students will learn to identify and understand issues relating to the personal and organisational application of ICT. Students will develop a sense of professional responsibility through exploring professional codes of ethics articulated by professional accrediting bodies. Students will explore a range of social, legal, ethical and business issues that ICT professionals face in their careers.

Unit Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:


Unit Learning Outcome Description


Develop and present a resolved project outcome which synthesises an understanding of ethical and socio-technical challenges faced by an ICT professional


Evaluate the role of standards, codes of conduct and legislative/regulatory obligations on the level of professionalism of the ICT industry


Review the roles and responsibilities of ICT professionals in organisations and society from a range of perspectives such as work-life balance, mentoring and life-long learning


Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a team