Course Title: Maintain legal and ethical work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5244

Course Title: Maintain legal and ethical work practices

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 70.0

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 2013,
Term1 2014

Course Contact: Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required by those working at a management level to maintain an effective work environment in a community sector work context.  It includes monitoring, coordinating and promoting ethical, safe and effective work practices in line with established work requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices


Monitor application of organisation policies and practices

Monitor ethical work practices

Promote the importance of applying legislation and common law relevant to work role

Take corrective action when client rights and interests are not being protected

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

Students will be involved in a variety of assessment tasks throughout the course, including:
• Simulations
• A major project brief
• A final project report
• Underpinning knowledge questions and answers (one per month)
• A research essay
• An evidence portfolio