Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: JUST5756C

Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Laura Yeomans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4289

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sonny Shoduri

9925 4124

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

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

The course will employ the following types of activities.

-  9 x Online webinar classes 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


Class & Activities


Introduction to course

Introduction to Law and Ethics

Legal Terminology

Industry Regulation

Code of Conduct


Personal Ethics and boundaries
Responsibilities and Ethics


Duty of Care


Client Rights
Informed Consent
Privacy and Confidentiality


Mid semester break


Revision & assessment recap


Documentation and the Law
Patients Records and keeping accurate documentation


Working with Children
Misconduct and Respect for Others


National Employment Standards


Assessment task 2 workshop

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT Library

All course material available in the Canvas LMS

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Assessment Task 1 – Case studies

Assessment Task 2 – Written assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Case Studies - Refer to Canvas for further information


Assessment Task 2: Workplace policies and procedures document - Refer to Canvas for further information


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit  or speak to your Program Coordinator.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.): you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

RESUBMISSIONS: Only one resubmission per assessment is permitted unless otherwise stated and resubmissions are at the discretion of the teacher and coordinator and are not automatically granted.

You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” . All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.

Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
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If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
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