Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: HWSS5498C

Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4264 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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

There are no Pre-requisites and Co-requisites for this course

Course Description

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

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS400A Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework


1. Demonstarte 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

Performance Criteria:


Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities for this course are a combination of theoretical and practical tasks undertaken in-class and during placement. You will be given an opportunity to take part in a variety of activities –practical and theoretical. These activities are designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work within a legal and ethical framework.

Teaching Schedule

This course is scheduled to be delivered in semester two however you may commence placement during semester one. A timetable outlining specific times and dates will be given to you during semester one.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resources for this course will be made available to you in class and on Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

This unit is assessed using a combination of both practical and theoretically based tasks

Assessment Tasks

There will be a variety of assessment tasks involving case studies, research and group work. Details regarding these will be given to you in class. In conjunction with in-class assessment  is also undertaken during placement. Specific details on the assessment task is made available to you in the practical placement manual. This manual will be given to you during orientation.

Assessment Matrix

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