On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Explain the foundational concepts and principles relating to the technology, security, management and organisational use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
- Describe the historical evolution and relationship between the key components of ICT.
- Contrast various types of computer hardware, network infrastructure, databases and information systems.
- Examine dimensions of data management and use and the implications for individual privacy and organisational competitiveness
- Explain how Information Systems are modelled, built and implemented.
- Summarise the legal, ethical and professional principles and practices that relate to the use of ICT.
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)
Network Support (NTAS)
Applications Support (ASUP)
Problem Management (PBMG)
IT Operations (ITOP)
Service Level Management (SLMO)
Change Management (CHMG)