Aims and objectives

This module will:

  • explain eProfessionalism and how it will help you in the workplace
  • help you understand the difference between eProfessionalism and professionalism
  • explore the different facets of being an eProfessional
  • explore some of the legal, ethical and organisational constraints to recording and sharing images.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • know what is meant by eProfessionalism
  • build your online presence as an eProfessional
  • understand the legal, ethical and organisational rules around image-sharing.

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Module summary

 What is eProfessionalism?

  • eProfessionalism is the way you engage yourself online in relation to your profession.
  • Professionalism is part of eProfessionalism but also covers the personal qualities and behaviours required to be effective in a job.

 Being a digital citizen

  • As a digital citizen an eProfessional is able to relate to the gitial world of people and technologies. 
  • A digital citizen has the skills and knowledg to use digital technologies for communication and creation of content.

 Digital footprint

  • Your digital footprint is a record of all that you have done online and is permanent and public.
  • eRecruitment is more prevalent and your online presence or digital footprint can affect how you are viewed by a potential employer. 
  • It is important that you plan your eProfessional identity carefully.

Operating in a digital world - communication

  • Communicating effectively online using different mediums is necessary to build eProfessionalism.
  • Understanding and knowing how and when to use different mediums such as Twitter, LinkedIn etc.  


  • Ethics is part of our professional and personal lives and should also be applied in the online environment such as ensuring information is reliable and accurate before sharing online.  
  • Standards of ethics are often written as codes of conduct by governments and professional bodies. 


  • There are government regulations that cover the privacy individuals in Australia. 
  • The definitioan of digital privacy covers information, communication and individuals.


  • Confidentiality covers sensitive information for individuals and vulnerable groups, commercial information and professional information 
  • Professional bodies outline duty of confidentiality in areas such as health and law. 

 Use of images

  • Using images online in a work or education environment is governed by government regulations and professional codes of conduct.
  • Consent to use images must be obtained before any photographs are taken.  Using a consent form which details how, why and when the photo will be used is crucial. 
  • It is important that the photo or image is only used in a way that is consistent with the consent given.
  • Photographs taken must be protected in a secure setting.  Professional bodies have codes of conduct that cover security and use. 

Duration:   Approximately 35 minutes

Graduate attributes

Knowledge and skills you can gain to contribute to your Graduate attributes:

 Effective communication Effective communication

 Critical judgement

  Ethical and social understanding

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