ITC577 Information and Communication Technology Fundamentals (8)

This subject provides an introduction to information and communication technology concepts that underpin the use of information technology in our increasingly complex societies. Key technologies and associated issues are dealt within an educational context. It places particular emphasis on how the technology supports information processes so that from the level of an individual to that of a global society, one is able to effectively use that technology.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Only for students in the Master of Information and Communication Technology in Education



Incompatible Subjects

ITC104, ITC161, ITC180, ITC181, ITC182, ITC411, ITC507

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to interpret, summarise and explain functions and recent developments in common hardware and software components;
  • be able to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge of internet and web based applications and reflect critically on their utility in an educational context;
  • be able to investigate, analyse and synthesise legal, educational and ethical issues relating to communication networks and social networking;
  • be able to identify and evaluate a range of website development strategies and be able to identify data types appropriate for a range of web based purposes;
  • be able to understand the proposition of a digital divide and attribute causal factors, investigate and outline future technological based solutions;
  • be able to justify and interpret propositions regarding the impact of mobile computing devices and the implications for security, data integrity and privacy.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Fundamental ICT Concepts.
  • Hardware systems.
  • Software systems.
  • Operating systems, file management and data handling.
  • Networking fundamentals.
  • The Internet, web development and email.
  • Security, privacy, legal and ethical issues.
  • Social networking.
  • Mobile computing.
  • The digital divide.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.