Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: JUST5756C

Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance


1. Research information required for legal compliance

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify sources of information about compliance requirements 1.2 Evaluate own area of work and determine scope of compliance requirements 1.3 Access and interpret information relevant to area of work 1.4 1dentify risks, penalties and consequences of non compliance 1.5 Assess and act on need for specialist legal advice 


2. Determine ethical responsibilities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify the ethical framework that applies to the work context 2.2 Incorporate scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice 2.3 Evaluate responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community 2.4 Model ethical behaviour in own work


3. Develop and communicate policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clearly articulate and document policies and procedures to support legal and ethical practice in readily accessible formats 3.2 Integrate documentation and record keeping requirements into policies and procedures 3.3 Ensure systems protect client information 3.4 Nominate the roles and responsibilities of different people in meeting requirements where multiple people are involved 3.5 Distribute policies, procedures and legal information to colleagues and peers in a timely fashion


4. Monitor compliance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate work practices for non-compliance on an ongoing basis, and implement modifications 4.2 Maintain and update required accreditations or certifications 4.3 Refer issues or breaches of ethical or legal practice to relevant people


5. Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify and use opportunities to maintain knowledge of current and emerging legal requirements and ethical issues 5.2 Share updated knowledge and information with peers and colleagues. 5.3 Pro-actively engage in process of review and improvement

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The course will employ the following types of activities.

- Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
- Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
- Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
- Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
- Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
- To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platfor

Teaching Schedule


Manage legal and ethical compliance 2018



Introduction to Law and Ethics

Legal requirements and Industry Regulations

                 Legal Terminology


Personal Ethics and  Boundaries

Responsibilities and Ethics


Duty of Care


Vicarious Liability


Consent, Client Rights, Informed Consent and Protecting your Reputation


Patients Records and Keeping Accurate Documentation

Privacy and Confidentiality 


Conflict Management and Communication

Communication Challenges


Misconduct and Respect for Others

Working with Children

Professionalism & Rights


Death and The Law


Review and support assessment tasks


Review and support assessment tasks

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT Library

All course material available in the Canvas LMS

Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities



Assessment Tasks


Assessment Task (AT)


Due Date


Written Knowledge Assessment Task: Case Studies



Written Knowledge Assessment Task - Creating an Organisation’s Policies and Procedures Document:


Assessment Matrix

AT1: Written Knowledge Assessment Task: Case Studies

You will be provided with three (3) Case Studies to be discussed, reviewed and critiqued in class time with a report to be submitted on each case.


AT2: Written Knowledge Assessment Task - Creating an Organisation’s Policies and Procedures Document:


You will be required to develop an organisation’s policies and procedures document for a fictitious facility where you are employed. This task will be supported in class time.



To gain competency in this course students must reach a satisfactory (S) grade on all assessments

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