Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to laws and policies regulating Cyberspace. It invites students to critically evaluate the sufficiency and effectiveness of laws, policies and industry self-regulation in addressing challenges to government, business and society in an increasingly online world. The subject specifically examines Australian and International Law and practice in this area paying attention to perspectives from legal, political and technological experts.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDarren O'Donovan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesPolicy/problem-solving assignment, online activities and tutorial participation

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe Security issues associated with the use of the cyberspace.
02. Identify laws and policies applicable to the use of the cyberspace
03. Analyse the application of laws and policies relating to cyberspace.
04. Evaluate the effectiveness and applicability of laws and policies relating to cyberspace security.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDarren O'Donovan

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two 30-minute online quizzes each worth 10% to be completed at specified times (1000 words)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

One policy/problem-solving assignment (1500 words)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

Final Examination (word equivalent 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4