SIT736 - Identity, Access Management and Physical Security


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


For students enrolled in S464, BDS(Hons): Must have completed 16 credit points.

For students enrolled in S470, S506, S507, S508, S535, S536, S538, S577, S677, S735, S737, S739, S770, S778, S779, S789: Nil



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


This unit is comprised of two broad modules, namely, Identity and Access Management, and Physical Security. The first module will provide students with knowledge and skills in the domain of identity and access management, wherein, topics will comprise; user identities across diverse ICT platforms and systems, administration of user identities, access control models including discretionary, mandatory and role-based. Students will be trained on access management practices for various categories of systems and platforms, including techniques that entail inter and intra layer access control, password management, as well as assignment and administration of user rights for UNIX and Windows systems. Complimenting these topics, students will also be provided with training on guiding principles for identity and access management governance, including operational documentation, maintenance, monitoring and reporting, access rules, operational readiness, change management and identity operations. Knowledge and skillsets will also cover threats to access control systems, and practices on designing for security and incorporation of security controls for identity and access management.

The second module of the unit will comprise delivery of knowledge and skills appertaining to physical and environmental security including environmental design for preventing crime, asset protection mechanisms, security of internal support systems (electrical power, HVAC, fire systems). Additionally, topics on perimeter security including designing and running drills, and auditing for physical access to premises, will be covered.

Unit Fee Information

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