units

FIT5107

Faculty of Information Technology

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)

Synopsis

This unit relates to managing the creation, storage, recall and dissemination of business records within organisation-wide frameworks. Topics cover: socio-legal and business requirements for evidence; knowledge bases for representing functions and activities; managing access; designing and implementing recordkeeping policies, strategies and systems in accordance with industry and professional standards, including the International Standard for Records Management, and using recordkeeping business analysis tools (workflow, risk management, identification of vital records, functional analysis).

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • explain the business processes that recordkeeping activities support, and the evidential requirements for business activities in various organisational settings;
  • explain at a strategic and operational level how systems are designed and implemented to meet business needs and evidential requirements;
  • identify and discuss the suite of policies, standards and best practice guidelines that relate to quality records management;
  • undertake various forms of business analysis in support of records management activities;
  • design and implement electronic recordkeeping systems in large organisations in collaboration with other professional groups, or undertake these activities alone in a small organisation; and
  • advise senior managers on organisation-wide records management policies, programs and systems.

Assessment

Class activities and discussion (or electronic equivalent): 25%;
Practical exercises - individual assignment: 25%;
Formal supervised assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

IMS5047

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