Australian Catholic University and the Peter Faber Business School (PFBS) strongly supports the right of all people to pursue a degree in information technology and related double degrees.
Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the abilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit, while preserving the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. The inherent requirements are the abilities, knowledge and skills needed to complete the course that must be met by all students.
Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.
The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional practice and other activities to enable students to participate in their course. Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the inherent requirement.
Information technology, information systems and informatics are related technical disciplines governed by the requirements of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). The ACS is responsible for the accreditation of courses, evaluation of specialist visa applications and professional standards.
To support prospective and current students’ decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements have been developed. These statements specify the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required for information technology degrees. Students should use this information to make informed decisions about their chosen course of study.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide to inform decision making for students and staff.