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COIT20251 Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
Knowledge Audits for Business Analysis
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General Information


In this unit, you will explore elicitation tools and techniques to identify, develop, model and report the requirements specification required to implement an enterprise system. You will learn how knowledge audits are employed to identify knowledge assets and knowledge capabilities, internal and external to an organisation, for their organisational systems or enterprise systems. This unit is a key element in the development of business analysis skills in students.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisites: COIT20250 e-Business Systems and COIT20249 Professional Skills in ICT Anti-Requisites: If you have completed COIT20238 or COIS20077, then you cannot take this unit.

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 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Portfolio
Weighting: 30%
3. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Devise an appropriate and comprehensive knowledge audit plan to support business analysis requirements
  2. Use appropriate modelling tools to present the identified knowledge assets and knowledge capabilities within the business context of enterprise systems, as interpreted and analysed through knowledge audits
  3. Apply the techniques of knowledge capture, knowledge codification and knowledge sharing (using appropriate technologies) after the performance of knowledge audits
  4. Critically review knowledge management approaches to the implementation of enterprise systems within an organisation and any issues that may arise
  5. Appraise the ethical and professional issues relevant to a business analyst working with knowledge-based enterprise systems
  6. Effectively write and communicate enterprise systems specifications that enable management of knowledge.

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 codes is included:

  • Information Management (IRMG)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Business Process Improvement (BPRE)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Change Implementation and Management (CIPM)
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Problem Management (PBMG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 30%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 30%
2 - Portfolio - 30%
3 - Practical and Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



Business Analysis

Edition: 3rd (2014)
Authors: Paul, D., Cadle, J., and Yeates, D.
BCS, Chartered Institute for IT
London London , UK
ISBN: 9781780172774
Binding: Paperback

Principles of Knowledge Auditing

Edition: 1st (2023)
Authors: Patrick Lambe
The MIT Press
Cambridge Cambridge , MA , USA
ISBN: 9780262545037
Binding: Paperback

Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide

Edition: 1st (2015)
Authors: Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute
Newtown Square Newtown Square , PA , USA
ISBN: 9781628250695
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Zoom Capacity (microphone required, webcam preferred if possible)
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