Business and government organisations collect and store data on an unprecedented scale. In parallel to technical and data analytic capabilities, governance and accountability frameworks need to be in place to ensure data is protected from theft or misuse, and the organisations and those who handle data act responsibly. Cyber law relates to any crime that can be committed in cyberspace. This unit provides you with a thorough understanding of protection, management and governance of data in an organisation, ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability. You will consider the data governance strategy and planning of organisations. You will study legal and ethical aspects of gathering, storage and access of data of organisations in accordance with standards set by governments, professional bodies and industry. You will compare and contrast local and international laws concerning cross-border cybercrimes.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the 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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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.
|1. Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||40%|
|2. Written Assessment||60%|
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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) defines skills and competencies of ICT professionals. SFIA is used internationally in job descriptions, role profiles and to describe graduate outcomes. This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included):
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Learning logs / diaries / Journal / log books||•||•||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|