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Postgraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byCaulfield School of Information Technology


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This specialisation is available in off-campus learning (OCL) mode. Not all units may be available in any one year.


This specialisation is designed to produce skilled information and knowledge management (IKM) professionals, including information and knowledge managers, information architects, information policy developers, information project managers and information consultants for business and government organisations. It focuses on:

  • strategic IKM information policy
  • IKM governance, strategy, standards and frameworks
  • IKM principles
  • enterprise information architecture and web content management
  • planning and developing IKM systems to support key business processes
  • managing information and knowledge resources and services.

The goal of the corporate information and knowledge management specialisation is to prepare students for professional practice in business information, knowledge and content management and appreciate the role of modern information and communication technologies in achieving efficient strategies for managing personal and organisational knowledge.

Depending on their qualifications and experience prior to graduate study and the nature of their elective study, graduates could be employed in a variety of roles ranging from entry-level document management analysis through to senior knowledge and information management consulting.

In addition to entry-level system information specialist knowledge and skills, and the desirable generic graduate attributes identified by the University, graduates should be able to:

  • analyse the need and requirements for a knowledge management initiative
  • contribute productively to the development of sustainable IKM organisational strategy
  • evaluate the sources and potential value of knowledge within an organisation
  • critically analyse organisational requirements for recommending appropriate knowledge management solutions
  • identify suitable software package or develop components of IKM systems.

Graduates of the specialisation will also have a strong theoretical knowledge of information and knowledge management principles that they can apply in designing appropriate technology and policies.


To qualify for a postgraduate award in business information systems with a specialisation in corporate information and knowledge management students complete the units outlined below:

  • FIT5086 Information and knowledge management principles
  • FIT5088 Information and knowledge management systems
  • FIT5102 IT strategy and governance
  • FIT5150 Project management as knowledge-based practice

Students enrolled in course 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management should refer to the course entry for the sequence of units required to complete that course in this area of study.

Relevant courses

  • 3340 Graduate Diploma in Information and Knowledge Management
  • 3345 Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3344 Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems Professional
  • 3343 Master of Business Information Systems (Honours)