Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4365 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 03 99254598

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

The community and disability services sectors are required to comply with a range of legal and ethical standards and responsibilities in working with people with disabilities. In this unit you will develop and use the knowledge and skills required to research information about compliance and ethical responsibilities and develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

Your work role may be that of a manager, supervisor or team leader or direct service worker but it will involve a level of responsibility for legal and ethical compliance. Your ability to work in a team in meeting these responsibilities will be important.

This unit will be delivered in workshops with other units:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 

CHCWHS002 Follow work practices for direct client care

CHCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCCS015- Provide individualised support

CHCDIS007- Facilitate the empowerment of people with disabilities

It will be assessed separately.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance


1.Research information required for legal compliance

2. Determine ethical responsibilities

3. Develop and communicate policies and procedures

4. Monitor compliance

5. Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.  By applying this knowledge and these skills, you will be able to respond effectively to practical compliance situations and issues as they arise in your workplace.


Overview of Assessment



Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment one                  

Duty of care Quiz

True/False, short answer

Assessment two

Ethical Practice – Short answer questions, Scenario response and

WorkSafe Victoria worksite risk assessment tool

Assessment three


Performance evidence: workplace professional discussion and sighting of evidence of work roles, responsibilities and training, Third Party report from workplace supervisor

Documents to be sighted by Assessor within the agency guidelines for privacy and confidentiality.