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FIT3072

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)

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 an 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 basic forms of business analysis in support of records management activities;
  • contribute to the design and implementation of recordkeeping systems; and
  • advise team members and function managers on records management programs and recordkeeping systems for business purposes.

Assessment

Examination (2 hours): 50%; In-semester assessment: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing assignments, private study and revision.

Prerequisites

Completion of 36 points at level 1

Prohibitions

FIT5107, IMS3007, IMS5047

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