This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist with the protection and lawful use of intellectual property (IP) and observing relevant organisational ethics and privacy policies.

It applies to individuals who are required to use intellectual property held by other people or organisations, to assist with the maintenance of organisational ethics and privacy policies and procedures.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: *identify at least three different types of intellectual property (IP) within the organisation *identify and support the maintenance and improvement of organisational IP, ethics and privacy policy procedures on at least two occasions In the course of the above, the candidate must: *identify organisation risk assessment and identification process *identify principles underpinning the maintenance and improvement of organisational IP, ethics and privacy policy procedures *assist with identifying the non-compliance incidents and risks within an organisation. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: *key legislation related to the use of IP in the ICT industry *key policies, procedures and documentation in the ICT industry, including those related to: - organisational IP policies and procedures - codes of ethics pertinent to the ICT industry - copyright - privacy *key organisational communication processes and procedures related to identifying IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments.

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