Course Title: Address complex legal and ethical issues in professional practice

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C0045 Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Client assessment and case management)

Course Title: Address complex legal and ethical issues in professional practice

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 90

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 Contact: Julian Silverman

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4578

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to maintain the application of legal and ethical work practices by monitoring, coordinating and promoting their importance in providing community services and supporting duty of care requirements. This course is to be assessed in relation to the specific legal and ethical context of the work role/s and requirements to which it applies.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS522B Address complex legal and ethical issues in professional practice


1. Perform within legal and ethical parameters of professional practice

2. Apply an understanding of the legal framework

3. Apply ethical concepts to professional practice

4. Support the rights, interests and needs of clients and their families

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.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will focus on knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical practise and how this applies within the workplace.

Assessments will be centred on the development of project work and case studies.