Course Title: Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: ENVI5072C

Course Title: Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4240 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Services)

Course Contact : Lauren Weaver

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4622

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

No pre-requisite is required for this unit of competency, however this unit is part of an Industry based program, offered to trainee Court Registrars. 

Course Description

This course covers the competency to encourage others (colleagues or those supervised) in the workplace to comply with legislation. It includes assisting others to comply with legislative requirements, and taking action on non-compliance.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPLEGN401A Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector


1. Assist others to comply with legislative requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Knowledge of the range of legislation and guidelines relating to the public sector workplace is regularly updated to ensure currency.
1.2 The way various pieces of legislation are integrated to provide a legislative framework for public sector work and the key requirements of each piece of legislation are confirmed and conveyed to others using language and examples suited to their individual needs.
1.3 Own work practices and procedures are used to provide a consistent model of compliance with legislative requirements relating to the public sector work environment.
1.4 The consequences of non-compliance with public sector legislation are identified and conveyed to others using language and examples suited to individual needs.
1.5 Others are assisted to locate and access current information on legislation and guidelines.
1.6 Others are encouraged to identify and obtain advice on apparently conflicting legislative requirements in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.


2. Act on non-compliance

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Actions that might constitute breaches of legislation are identified and discussed with others in accordance with organisational requirements.
2.2 Possible breaches of legislation are acted upon or referred promptly to an authorised person/body in accordance with organisational procedures.
2.3 Inadequacies in workplace procedures which may contribute to non-compliance are reported and addressed in accordance with organisational procedures.

Learning Outcomes

See Elements

Details of Learning Activities

This unit covers the competency to encourage others (colleagues or those supervised) in the workplace to comply with legislation.
It includes assisting others to comply with legislative requirements, and taking action on non-compliance.

Teaching Schedule

This unit is delivered and assessed in conjunction with competency units PSPETHC401C Uphold and Support the Values and Ethics of the Public Service, and Deliver and monitor services to clients.
Three days of training are delivered to students to link the competency units together, and how they apply to a staff member of the Victorian Public Sercvice, Department of Justice and Courts and Tribunals Unit.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All resources for this course are located on the RMIT blackboard system.
Industry resources may be updated based on changes to work practices, and legislation updates.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including one or more of the following: written test, open book exam, case studies, class presentation, group project, role play scenarios, practical demonstrations, observations, reports, quizzes, and fieldwork assignments.

Assessment Tasks

Students are assessed for this unit of competency in conjunction with the unit PSPETHC401C Uphold and Support the values and principles of the public sector.  The assessment tasks for the units are merged into one assessment activity, covering the elements of competency for both courses.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment for the Certificate IV in Government (Court) Services program falls under Table 1.2 b - Nationally Recognised Training Package qualifications and State accredited courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.

Competency Achieved
Used where competency-based assessment applies

Not Yet Competent
Used where competency-based assessment applies – This is always a Final Grade

Did Not Submit for Assessment.

This grade is only to be used where a student enrols in a course and does not withdraw and does not participate in assessment, regardless of whether the student is of ‘confirmed’ status or not.

All written work must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner
3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic
4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research
5. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in font style Aerial or Times New Roman.


Other Information

Extensions will not be granted by teachers or Administrative staff.
In accordance with RMIT policy, students may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
a) Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
b) Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
c) Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or graded.
Students must keep a copy of their paper until the graded essay has been returned or marks have been posted.

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing as though it is one’s own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.
You must acknowledge the use of another person’s work or ideas. If texts or ideas are reproduced they are to be clearly acknowledged in one of the conventional ways, such as by use of quotation marks, indentation for longer passages and clear citation of the source. Failure to separate one’s own contribution from that of another constitutes plagiarism, which may result in course failure to University expulsion

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