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if you’ve got the technical knowledge, but do you understand the business side of IT, this Professional Computing Practice is the ideal unit for you.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, in partnership with RMIT University, the unit of study covers important areas such as IP law and business principles so that you can operate confidently and ethically as an IT professional.
The unit starts with an introduction to ethics and outlines the philosophical and professional considerations you need to make when working in software development and IT service provision.
You will learn about privacy and security in the context of social networking, Google and the internet at large, and delve into legal issues such as patents and copyright law, with a strong focus on purchasing software licences.
The unit also covers your responsibilities as a provider of IT support, and who is responsible for defective programs. The unit pulls in the relevant legislation for the Australian context to provide a definition of IT crime so that you can be confident you’re operations are legally sound.
Apart from these vital lessons in avoiding risk, you will also need to think about how to make your business successful. The unit gives you an introduction to marketing principles to help you make solid business decisions.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, it is recommended that you complete the following unit or possess equivalent knowledge:
In this Professional Computing Practice unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
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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This unit of study will provide you with the ethical awareness and legal knowledge to ensure your business practices in the IT sector are of a professional standard.
You will also gain marketing and business skills that will assist your business ventures, and enable you to:
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this unit, 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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.