Course Title: Maintain legal and ethical work practices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5331 Diploma of Youth Work

Course Title: Maintain legal and ethical work practices

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 70

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 and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2015

Course Contact: Dianne Mackey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4454

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the legal and ethical work practices required to work in the youth work and community services sector, including duty of care requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCCS502C Maintain legal and ethical work practices


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

2. Monitor application of organisation policies and practices

3. Monitor ethical work practices

4. 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

Duty of care requirements specific to working within the community services sector are a strong focus for this course and assessments will reflect this focus. 

Assessment for this course will include class-based activities designed to support the development of knowledge and skills required to apply legal and ethical work practices.


1) knowledge quiz

2) case study scenario analysis

3) written/oral questions