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Ethics in ICT Assignment
Welcome to the Ethics in ICT Assignment
This study guide has been developed so that you, as a prospective ICT Professional, understand your role
and responsibilities in regard to creating and adhering to a code of Ethics in ICT.
The definition of Ethics according to www.Dictionary.com is a system of moral principles or the rules of
conduct recognised in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.
Trust is an important part of the relationship between an IT services provider and their clients. A code
of Ethics can set an expectation as the basis for this trust immediately without having to go through the
pain of discovering who does what and when. Relationships sour due to miscommunication or
undelivered expectation. Setting the rules early in a relationship will ensure that expectations are clear
from the beginning.
To complete this Module you will need access to the internet.
Search for Codes of Ethics and review a few from different industries.
Please enjoy learning about the Codes of Ethics and how it relates to you and your organisation as an ICT
Feel free to contact your lecturer if you require any assistance.
The assignment will be
oken into two parts.
You have been provided with learning materials based around the Australian Computer Society’s Code
of Ethics and some supporting documentation, however many professional bodies and companies have
a Code of Ethics. Internet research is the main vehicle to gather required content for your assignment.
Ensure you have researched sufficiently to provide a detailed, relevant Code of Ethics. Ensure co
eferencing is used.
Now go to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) website
www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-documents/Code-of-Ethics.pdf and read the code of
ethics. We as IT professionals have a responsibility to maintain a high standard of ethical behaviour in
the workplace. We are entrusted with a large amount of control over, and access to information and
data of our clients and others. Often we are communicating with clients who know little of our industry
and we have a responsibility not to take advantage of this situation.
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Your first assignment for this module is to create a Code of Ethics that pertains to you and your company
that you work for. If you don’t cu
ently work then you can base your Code of Ethics on a company you
have worked for or would like to work for.
Part 1-Code of Ethics
Code 500 words maximum.
12pt font single spaced.
- Access and become familiar with the cu
ent Australian Code of Ethics.
- Research other Codes of Ethics.
- Identify relevant content for your Code of Ethics
- Create a Code of Ethics
Part 1 Resources
The first part of the assignment will be require you to create a detailed Code of Ethics for your
organisation that is relevant to your organisations cu
ent policies and procedures.
ACS Media Release.docs
(found on your MyUpskilled Portal)
Your second assignment is to develop a policies and procedures to support your new Code of Ethics.
The idea behind the second part is to detail in simple terms how you will distribute the Code of Ethics
oth internally and externally. You also need to consider what happens if stakeholders are unhappy
with the Code, so you must get feedback on it and also what happens if someone
eaches the Code.
You will also need to list steps taken to educate the workforce on how to prevent any
ect referencing is used.
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Part 2-Distribution, evaluation and grievance
12pt font single spaced.
- Make recommendations for Implementation of the new Code of Ethics
- Create a feedback form and procedure for its use, including how often you will check
- Detail a procedure to determine compliance
- Detail in the event of infringement the actions, remedies, offences and penalties that will result,
asically a grievance procedure
- Recommend ways to educate staff to prevent infringement
You will need to submit:
Code of Ethics
Feedback procedure and implementation plan
Schedule of compliance checks
Rollout process and staff training plan