Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4329

Course Title: Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements within the community/disability sector.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS400C 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

In this course you will explore the following topics:
• An understanding of the legal responsibilities and obligations of your work role
• The importance of ethics in practice
• An outline of common legal issues relevant to the workplace
• Relevant standards and codes of practice in the sector
• Rights and responsibilities of clients and workers
• Specific principles underpinning duty of care and associated legal requirements

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

  • A research project
  • In class group activities
  • Self assessment
  • Supervisor assessment