Course Title: Manage compliance with international legal and ethical obligations
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: OMGT5034
Course Title: Manage compliance with international legal and ethical obligations
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6144 - Advanced Diploma of International Business
Course Contact: Suzanne Maugeri
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1466
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Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage international legal and ethical obligations and provide consultation and advice to those with this responsibility. It includes evaluating international business to assess compliance or non-compliance with relevant ethical practices and international legal obligations; examining issues of non-compliance; and selecting strategies that could be implemented to contribute to compliance.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VU21667 Manage compliance with international legal and ethical obligations
1. Assess international business compliance requirements
2. Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies
3. Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation
This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to manage international legal and ethical obligations and provide consultation and advice to those with this responsibility. It includes evaluating international business to assess compliance or non-compliance with relevant ethical practices and international legal obligations; examining issues of non-compliance; and selecting strategies that could be implemented to contribute to compliance.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.
The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.
Students will study concepts and applications pertaining to develop operational procedures in class sessions, using tutorial and prescribed exercises and assessment work.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities
|1||8 Feb||Teacher, Student intro rules, Explain Cluster and schedule, Assessment and Feedback, Deadlines and submissions and Results: competency and grades|
|2||15 Feb||Compliance in an international environment – Legal and Ethical Obligations|
|3||22 Feb||Compliance in an international environment – Legal and Ethical Obligations|
|4||29 Feb||Compliance in an international environment – Legal and Ethical Obligations|
|5||7 Mar||Identify and assess compliance requirements|
|6||14 Mar||Identify and assess compliance requirements|
NO CLASSES ON THURSDAY 24/3 & FRIDAY 25/3 only
|28 Mar Mon - 4th April||Mid semester break - no classes|
|8||5 Apr||Identify and assess compliance requirements|
|9||11 Apr||Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies|
|10||18 Apr||Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies|
NO CLASS MONDAY ONLY - Tuesday - Fri as normal
Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies
|12||2 May||Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation|
|13||9 May||Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation|
|14||16 May||Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation|
|15||23 May||Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation|
|16||30 May||In class facilitation and final late hand in as agreed after extension requests|
Overview of Assessment
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:
- direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
- review of final printed documents
- demonstration of techniques
- observation of presentations
- oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
You must provide evidence of the following:
- language and literacy skills to:
- read, interpret and communicate legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines relating tworkplace relations
- prepare reports and correspondence containing information that is impartial, validated, accurate and complete
- communicate impartially and diplomatically with diverse stakeholders, including conducting open discussions and using appropriate questioning techniques
- research skills to:
- identify relevant legislation, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines relating tworkplace relations
- identify risk and appropriate risk management practices
- time-management skills tplan and prioritise work
- organisation and planning skills tadminister and manage records and files.
- interpersonal and teamwork skills to:
- lead a team
- consult and provide advice
- negotiate effectively
- settle disputes
- interpreting and communicating international business information to diverse stakeholders
- identifying and assessing potential breaches of international business practices
- researching specific details of international business ethics and legislation
- participating in resolution of international business ethical and legislative non-compliance issues.
You must provide evidence of the following:
- international legal frameworks
- business ethics
- international legal obligations tcomply with :
- anti-bribery and corrupt practices laws and conventions
- privacy laws and conventions
- labour laws and conventions
- environmental laws and conventions
- relevant support organisations
- strategies for encouraging compliance, such as:
- audit trail tracking
- internal audit processes
- transparency of workplace arrangements
- roles and responsibilities of stakeholders, including employers, employees, legal representatives, unions, advisory bodies and other government agencies
- procedures and protocols for reporting non-compliance with international business ethical or legislative practices
- consequences of non-compliance with international business ethical or legislative practices
- organisational policies and procedures relating tmanaging compliance with international business.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.
You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.
Students are required to complete 3 tasks. You must successfully complete all tasks to be deemed competent in this unit.
Assessment Task 1 – Compliance Case Study
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 8
Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually
Australian businesses operating overseas have to adhere to a range of legal and ethical obligations including the local laws of foreign countries, international laws and conventions, and local Australian laws which may directly govern overseas practices.
The ability to identify compliance obligations and provide advice to the business on how to proceed is critical to effectively managing the risks of non-compliance.
Students are to take on the role of compliance manager for a fictional business as outlined in the scope of this assignment. Students are to complete a report to management detailing the compliance requirements of the business, any non-compliance, any likely consequences of non-compliance, and an
Your report should be no more than 1200 words. You should dedicate at least 50% of your report to outlining the compliance requirements of the business.
Assessment Task 2 - Compliance Implementation Project
Date handed out: Week 1
Date and time due: Week 14
Group or Individual: Groups of no more than 4 students
Note: There is a guide to group work available on the program shell which can assist you to work more effectively in groups. It is recommended that you familiarise yourself with this guide.
Identifying compliance objectives and providing recommendations is really just the first part to achieving compliance with international legal and ethical obligations. If you fail to address compliance issues there could be serious issues for your business.
This assessment will allow you to demonstrate your capability to effectively identify issues, propose strategies to address them, and implement these strategies.
Students will look at a case study, and research a specific issue related to compliance in an international business.
This assessment is in two parts. In part 1 students will be required to complete a compliance report and project plan. This report should be no more than 4000 words. In part 2 of the assessment, students will be required to implement a behavioural change program (in class) to address non-compliant behaviour.
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• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy)
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• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2,
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.
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Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.
Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
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Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
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Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.
You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:
Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student.
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A number of your assessments will rely upon group work. This is a critical part of your program as in the workplace you will be regularly required to work in a team environment. Teamwork is also one of the key employability skills for this qualification.
The key to being successful in group work is getting to know your classmates and finding out what they want to achieve. You should seek to find a team which shares your key interests and drivers.
If you are facing issues with your group, the key is to resolve them quickly well before assessments are due. If you need to you can seek support from your teacher.
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