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Ethics in the Workplace is a Course

Ethics in the Workplace

5 credits

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Full course description

The ability to navigate conversations on ethical issues is important in developing the kinds of organisations, teams and communities in which we want to participate and contribute to.

How can we overcome the challenge of wanting to make good ethical choices but finding ethical issues hard to think through, and even harder to discuss?

Ethics matter to all of us, but conversations about ethics can be difficult. Fortunately, there is a skill to having conversations about ethical issues and it is one we can all learn.

This Curtin Credential will teach you how to reflect on ethical views more deeply, how to understand and apply ethical lenses to the worldviews of others, and how to develop the skills to navigate conversations about ethical issues.

Who is this credential for?


This credential is particularly suitable for:

  • community and organisation leaders
  • career professionals who are aspiring to be a thought leader in their organisation and industry
  • higher-education graduates and postgraduate students
  • anyone who wants to be more reflective about and in touch with their own ethical views, and improve their ethical decision making at work.


What you will learn


By completing this credential you will learn to:

  • identify and describe your own worldview and ethical beliefs
  • explain and apply ethical lenses to understand the worldviews of others
  • describe and apply techniques to navigate conversations on ethical issues.



To successfully complete this credential, you are required to pass a final assessment. To demonstrate what you have learned, you will complete a reflection piece identifying an ethical issue that matters to you, what your own considered views are on this, and how you plan to use some of the tools from this program to navigate it.


Meet your facilitators


Dr Jacqueline Boaks
Dr Jacqueline Boaks

Dr Jacqueline Boaks has a background in management, consultancy and academia. She has taught ethics and leadership at University of Western Australia, Notre Dame University and Curtin University. She teaches ethics to Bachelor of Commerce students and ethics and leadership to MBA students at the Curtin Graduate School of Business. She is the Vice-President of the Executive Committee of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics, the founder of the WA Ethics Outside Philosophy group, the co-editor of Leadership and Ethics (Bloomsbury) and has published widely on democracy, ethics and leadership.

Her current research areas include leadership, applied ethics, business ethics, and the question of dirty hands in leadership and a research project on Adoration and Leadership with Adam Andreotta.

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Dr Adam Andreotta
Dr Adam Andreotta

Dr Adam Andreotta is a philosophy researcher. He currently teaches at Curtin University. His main research topic is the philosophy of self-knowledge, which focuses on how we know our own mental states. Adam has also written about the philosophy of artificial intelligence, specifically on the Ethics of Big Data and AI Rights; and the history of philosophy, with a keen interest in David Hume.

His current research interests include Rudeness, the Future of Work, Adoration and Leadership. Adam is currently working on a research project with Michael Baldwin on ‘the ethics of the small’.

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Earn a badge


Once you successfully complete and pass the final assessment, you'll earn a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your new skills and knowledge mastery.

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This credential sllows you to acquire intermediate knowledge and skills in a discipline. This credential usually requires you to have some related prior learning or experience.

You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with Australian Qualification Framework Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential. 100 credit points are required to earn a Graduate Certificate at Curtin.


Discover more


Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what's most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

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Develop positive, sustainable, resilient and inclusive traits to guide your life, career, and organisational directions. Learn what it takes to motivate and inspire in a contemporary business setting.

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Future of Work

Thrive and adapt in the changing world of work by developing and broadening your skillset in a range of areas including work design and cognitive flexibility.

Contact us


For more information on this, or any other questions about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888.


*Curtin may cancel or reschedule a credential at any time and for any reason as it sees fit. The Start Date and the other details of this credentials are provided as a general guide only and may change from time to time.

✝This credential involves 30 hours of online resources, readings, activities and assessments. However to pass and earn 5 credit points, you may need to commit further time.

^Learning is done completely online.

§Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase.

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Duration: 30 hours

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Delivery Mode: Online^

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Price: $680 GST excl.§

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