Information Governance (INFS6021)


Information governance is a major business imperative in the digital information society, as the volume, velocity and variety of information grows. Designing and implementing an effective information governance program to improve business operations and decision-making, to protect critical and sensitive information and to meet audit, litigation and compliance obligations involves multiple stakeholders and encompasses different information formats, technologies and domains. This unit examines the different stakeholders, standards, processes, technologies, methods and tools required in information governance. It covers a wide range of applications including the development of a business case, assessing current information needs and requirements, establishing standards and policies, as well as developing the necessary capabilities for effective information governance.

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Further unit of study information


1 x 3hr seminar per week


Group project (30%), individual research project (30%) and final exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


INFS6013 or INFS6017

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.