Course Title: Manage compliance with international legal and ethical obligations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

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

Course Contact Email: suzanne.maugeri@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Wayne Beasy

Email: wayne.beasy@rmit.edu.au

(Email is the best way to contact me)

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Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

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

Element:

1. Assess international business compliance requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret current, relevant international legal obligations

1.2 Access and interpret current international business ethical practices with regard to international business.

1.3 Gather information that will assist in the assessment of a potential or possible breach in international business practices.

1.4 Review performance data within all areas of the business to identify compliance issues relating to international business activity.

1.5 Identify and analyse trends and developments having an impact on international business activity for their potential on impact on future compliance with ethics and legislation.

Element:

2. Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Gather information that assists in the assessment of non-compliance from advisory materials, stakeholders and workplace documents and record according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.2 Review information and compare to international business ethical and legislative requirements to assess non-compliance.

2.3 Following consultation with relevant personnel, assess and prioritise urgency of non-compliance to international business issues to enable timely and effective action.

2.4 Propose strategies for resolving non-compliant factors of international business practices according to organisational procedures.

2.5 Complete reports and records and process according to organisational and legislative requirements.

Element:

3. Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Communicate compliance requirements of international business practices to relevant personnel to confirm understanding and ensure consistency of interpretation and application.

3.2 Convey potential consequences of non-compliance with international business practices ethics and legislation using language and examples suited to individual needs.

3.3 Identify practices that may contribute to non-compliance and facilitate the implementation of compliance measures


Learning Outcomes


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.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities


Teaching Schedule

 Details of Learning Activities 

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities

 

Example Teaching Schedule 

Week   Week Starting    TopicAssessment         
1  11 Feb 2019Introduction 
2  18 Feb 2019Compliance in an international environment - Legal Obligations 
3 25 Feb 2019Compliance in an international environment - Legal and Ethical Obligations  
4 4 March 2019Compliance - Environmental Laws and Conventions 
5 11 March 2019Compliance - Business Ethics 
6 18 March 2019Compliance - Checklist and Audit Trail Tracking 
7 25 March 2019Compliance -  Audit Process and Audit Trail Tracking 
8 1 April 2019Compliance - Transparency of Workplace Arrangements Assessment Task 1
 9 8 April 2019 Compliance - Transparency of Workplace Arrangements 
10 15 April 2019Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies 
  22 April 2019

MID SEMESTER BREAK  19/4 - 26/4 Inclusive

 
1129 April 2019Review non-compliant international business practices and propose resolution strategies 
12  6 May 2019Compliance - A global Perspective on Whistleblowing 
13 13 May 2019Compliance - Behaviour Change and Negotiation Assessment Task 2
14 20 May 2019Compliance - Behaviour Change and Negotiation Assessment Task 3
1527  May 2019Review Implement practices that facilitate compliance with international business ethics and legislation 
16 3 June 2019Feedback and resubmissions 
 17 10 June 2019Resubmissions 

 

 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

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.

Performance Evidence

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.

Knowledge Evidence

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:
    - checklists
    - 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

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.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Outline

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 due:  Week 8
Individual: This assignment is to be completed individually

 

Purpose:

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.

   

Assessment Task 2 – Compliance Implementation Project

Date due:   Week 13 –

Group or Individual:  Groups of no more than 2 students

 

Purpose:

This assignment requires you to demonstrate that you can identify, avoid and manage the risks of trading internationally. This assignment will also require you to integrate the various topics covered in this course into one consistent whole.

 

This assignment is intended to reinforce course requirements covered in class. It requires you to demonstrate that you can effectively communicate in a short business report format.

 

It also requires you to show you can identify, avoid or manage the risks of trading internationally and that you can integrate the various topics covered in this course into one consistent whole. 

 

Assessment Task 3 Behavioural change program presentation

Date due:  – Week 14 & 15

Group or Individual:  Groups of no more than 2 students
 

Purpose:

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 is part 2 of assessment 2 objectives to deliver a behaviour change program.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

For these  assessment tasks you need to draw upon what you have learned throughout the unit.

  

The assessment matrix that maps all the assessment is available on CANVAS. Manage Compliance with International Legal and Ethical Obligations

 

Submission Requirements
 

You should: 

  • Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. 
  • Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
  • When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use the Assessment task document that includes a declaration and statement of authorship.
  • 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.

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.

More Informationhttps://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

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.

More Information:https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

Resubmissions (VE Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one resubmission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. 

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.

Grading & re-submissions

Successful re-submissions will contribute a CAG only (Competency Achieved Grading) result to your overall grade for the course.

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:

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment

 

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

 

 

CA

Competency Achieved – Not 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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