Ethics Online Course

Ethics Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

What is “ethics”? Ethics is a form of moral philosophy, or can be described as an organised approach to what exactly is right and wrong and from whom’s perspective.

This course is valuable.  Everyone in business, charity, work, employment, teaching, politics, families and more are continually confronted with ethical decisions.  Having a deep understanding of ethics and morality if a vital of defining who we are and how we make decisions.

Ethics is not just for human rights workers, it is for:

  • doctors
  • teachers
  • lawyers
  • decision makers
  • politics
  • corporations
  • charity workers
  • anyone with an interest in justice

Course Aims:

  • Understand the scope, nature and language of ethics
  • Demonstrate a capacity to argue varying viewpoints about ethics
  • Discuss how conflicting points of view might be rationalized in ethics
  • Discuss the virtues found or lacking in different people and groups of people
  • Identify how and why different people will choose to adopt one ethical position rather than another
  • Explain the social contract
  • Explain how ethics can be applied to determine and manage the rights of individuals
  • Explain how ethics can be applied to better manage the effective functioning of human societies
  • Explain how ethics can be applied by people in the work they do, on a daily basis and throughout an entire career


Detailed Course Outline


This course is made up of a number of lessons or units.  Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 9 Lessons in this course:

Overview and Introductory Ethics

  • Who invented ethics – What are its origins?
  • Ethics and Philosophy
  • Current Ethical Theories:
  • Divine Command Theory of Ethics
  • The Theory of Forms Theory of Ethics
  • Theory of Relative Ethics
  • The Three Areas of Ethics
  • What determines your own Ethics/ Sense of Morality?

Arguing an Ethical Position – An Overview of Meta Ethics

  • Metaethical Theories
  • Expressivism Theories (Non-Cognitive)

Accommodating Varying Viewpoints

  • Different Ethical Viewpoints
  • Ethical Dilemmas

Virtues and Morality

  • Developmental Model of Virtue Ethics
  • Morality

Reasons for Ethical Decisions

  • Theories of Ethical Decision- Making
  • The Theories in More Detail
  • The Principle of Double Effect

The Social Contract

  • Principle of Self-Interest
  • Theories of Social Contract
  • Twentieth Century Social Contract Theory

Applied Ethics A - An Individual’s Rights

  • Basic Human Rights
  • The Underpinning Values of Human Rights
  • Categories of Human Rights
  • Human Rights Breaches
  • Applied Ethics A

Applied Ethics B - An Ethical Society

  • What Is An Ethical Society?
  • Applied Ethics B
  • Case Study: African Caribbean People and Schizophrenia

Applied Ethics C - Ethics in Work and Business

  • Why do Organisations Need Ethics?
  • Applied Ethics C – Organisations and Professions
  • Benefits of Ethics in Healthcare

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Course Tutor

    Dr Nicholas Harris B. Psychology (Hons I), PhD

    Nicholas is a social psychologist; he studies and teaches on topics involving group-level and individual-level behavior, as well as examining the effect of the situation.  Nicholas has been involved in writing textbooks and research papers in psychology. Nicholas’ teaching experience is vast; he has taught social psychology, indigenous and intercultural psychology, statistics, research methods, psychological measurement and assessment, personality, organizational psychology, counselling skills, and ethics. Nicholas has also completed a number of short courses on counselling and suicide prevention, and has volunteered for a number of years with Lifeline. Nicholas has supervised a number of honours and master’s research theses.

    How It Works

    1. Learn Online

    Get access to your course content anywhere, anytime and study at your own pace.

    2. Get Help & Support

    Connect with other like-minded students and get help from the teacher whenever you have a question.

    3. Receive Certificate

    Graduate from your course knowing that you have what it takes to reach your next step.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I pay in installments?

    Yes! We offer great payment plans, however full payment up front is the cheapest. You can choose the best payment plan for you from the course page, or call us on 07 55368782 to talk to one of our course consultants for a custom plan.

    Can I study from anywhere in the world?

    We have many international students. Careerline's range of courses are suitable for any one, anywhere in the world.

    Do I get a discount if I enroll in a second course?

    Yes. You may claim a 5% fee discount when you enroll in a second course, and a further 10% off a three-course package.


    Do I have to sit an Exam?

    No. If you are enrolled in a Certificate course (100hrs), the exam is optional. You will be issued with a certificate which proves that you are competent in all units, if you choose not to sit the exam.

    Do you have set start dates?

    There are no set start dates, you may start at any time. Our courses are all self-paced. As our home page says, ‘Courses for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime’. ‘Anytime’ includes the start time of your choice. However, we do encourage our students to submit assignments on a regular basis. Wherever possible, we suggest developing a study routine.