On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Understand the basic concepts and terminology relating to computer hardware, software, data storage, and data communications.
- Understand the networked economy and how information technology provides the infrastructure for this new economy.
- Discuss human factors associated with the use of computerised information systems, including managerial, ethical and social considerations.
- Describe how information systems and organisations effect each other.
- Describe the acquisition and development of information systems.
- Demonstrate report writing skills and idea formulation/presentation using charts, graphs, and presentation software.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.
ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html
This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:
Information Analysis (INAN)
Business Analysis (BUAN)
Data Analysis (DTAN)
Problem Management (PBMG)