Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4264

Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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 Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS400B Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework


1.Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and common law relevant to work role

2.Follow identified policies and practices

3.Work ethically

4.Recognise and respond when client rights and interests are not being protected

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including two hundred (200) hours of practical placement providing you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills knowledge and attitude required.
Other assessment tasks may involve:

  • Short essays where you will be expected to write an answer to a question in detail, and to draw conclusions about issues.
  • Class presentation where you will be expected to conduct a brief session in class, to lead discussion and to provide information for other students.
  • Participation in class discussions and activities.
  • Reflective Journals you will be expected to provide a written record of your experiences during the year - in class and in practical placement.
  • Blackboard/On-line assessment you will participate in regular on-line forums, blogging and small assessment tasks.