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SIT223 - Information Technology Professional Skills

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Jo Coldwell-Neilson


Must have completed a minimum of two SIT coded units



Incompatible with:

SIT301, MIS231

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week. 

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are expected to participate in collaborative online seminars in CloudDeakin.


Not only are employers seeking IT graduates with good technical knowledge, they are also demanding that they have well-developed professional skills. This unit exposes students to a range of such skills giving them an opportunity of developing and extending them in an IT context. The unit focuses on professionalism and critical thinking in the context of communication, team work, collaboration and negotiation. The unit also explores the impact of information technology on society, through the investigation of ethical and professional issues in an IT context. This unit prepares students for work as IT professionals.


Portfolio 60%, assignment 1 - media watch group assignment 10%, assignment 2 - skills audit 15%, assignment 3 - scenario analysis 15%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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