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This unit is designed to introduce you to the professional skills required of an information and communication technology (ICT) professional: written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; ethical behaviour and teamwork. The unit also examines some aspects of workplace culture. You will explore the ways in which ICT staff use their professional skills when working in the information communication technologies industry. You will be introduced to emerging technologies that enable new forms of communication and collaboration.
Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 8
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Anti-requisite: COIT20233 Professional Skills for Information and Communication Technology.Anti-requisite: BUSN20017 Effective Business Communications
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 3 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
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The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Previous Student Feedback
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review,
the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from Self Reflection
The final assessment is quite hard for students, and students would benefit from additional resources
Provide students with at least three exemplars for the final assessment to provide them guidance on what is expected in the final assessment
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Describe the basic principles and importance of effective interpersonal communication, active listening and reading for meaning
Communicate professional skills and ideas effectively both verbally and in written form using appropriate language
Create and deliver effective oral presentations
Argue the importance of ethics, codes of behaviour, and societal, privacy and legal issues within the ICT industry
Demonstrate how teamwork skills, common work practices and values operate in the Australian workplace
Evaluate how emerging technologies can be used to improve organisational processes including communication and collaboration.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is used in over 100 countries and provides a consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.