Global ICT Practice is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Swinburne University. At its core, it provides you with a critical analysis of the global consequences of the digital age, exploring how ICT must be adapted to fit specific cultures and operational restrictions. You will also explore the more technical aspects of ICT practice, including tools such as ITIL/ISO 20000, Prince 2, and PMBOK.
To begin with, you will examine how globalisation has fundamentally altered the landscape of ICT, and how cultural discrepancies affect technology. Following this, you will explore national distinctions in technology adoption, and the ramifications this has for communication within a country. Finally, you will consider the different global architecture of ICT, and how compromise must be reached to set worldwide ICT standards.
Ultimately, Global ICT Practice provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the new issues facing technology as result of globalisation. You will learn how different operational strategies must be employed depending on culture and infrastructure, providing you with cutting-edge insights when you embark on your ICT project management career.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses at Swinburne University:
Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems)
Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems)
Master of Technology (Business Systems)
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management
Master of Information Technology Project Management
You must also have successfully completed the following unit:
Technology Essentials for Managers
You should also ensure that you have not already completed an academically equivalent unit.
Areas of study
In this Global ICT Practices unit, the topics you will study include:
Globalisation and its impact on IT
Cultural differences and their impact on technology
National differences in technology adoption in geographic regions
Doing ICT business globally
Global technologies and architectures
Global standards applied in ICT
Working with cultural differences
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The strongest candidates for ICT project management roles are not those that simply know how to run a project efficiently; they are those who have an intimate understanding of the global state of the field. This is because globalisation is ever on the increase, while technology grows at an exponential rate, meaning global ICT practices are in a constant state of flux.
Completing a unit such as this will prepare you for what these changes will mean, and allow you to make sound strategic decisions in the future. From an employer’s perspective, achieving this qualification shows a strong ability for critical thought, and an extensive global knowledge of the business.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Global ICT Practices from Swinburne University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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