Course Title: Work legally and ethically

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2019

Class Number: 5949

Class Section: BENE

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Course Code: HWSS6068C

Course Title: Work legally and ethically

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with;

• CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services   • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people • HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 

School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3401 - Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email: Gwen.Cawsey@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 55

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

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.   This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities. 

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Element:

1. Identify and respond to legal requirements

 

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information about the legal requirements that apply to the work role

1.2 Identify the scope and nature of own legal rights and responsibilities

1.3 Adhere to legal requirements in work practice according to workplace policies and procedures and scope of role

1.4 Recognise potential or actual breaches and report according to organisation procedures

Element:

2. Identify and meet ethical responsibilities

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information about the ethical responsibilities that apply to the work role

2.2 Identify the scope and nature of own ethical responsibilities

2.3 Meet ethical responsibilities according to workplace policies and protocols, and scope of role

2.4 Recognise potential ethical issues and dilemmas, and discuss with an appropriate person

2.5 Recognise own personal values and attitudes and take into account to ensure non-judgemental practice

2.6 Use effective problem solving techniques when exposed to competing value systems

2.7 Recognise unethical conduct and report to an appropriate person

2.8 Recognise potential and actual conflicts of interest and take appropriate action

Element:

3. Contribute to workplace improvements

 

 

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify situations where work practices could be improved to meet legal and ethical responsibilities

3.2 Pro-actively share feedback with colleagues and supervisors

3.3 Identify and take opportunities to contribute to the review and development of policies and protocols


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.


Details of Learning Activities

Workshops where information is shared through talks and discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time is spent during workshops for students to work on assessment tasks. It is an expectation that students also work on tasks outside of workshop time.


Teaching Schedule

Session 1   Communicate effectively with people  Collaborate with colleagues  Address constraints to communication  Identify and respond to legal requirements  Recognise potential or actual breaches and report according to organisation procedures   Reflect on own perspectives  Role play  
Session 2    Report problems to supervisor    Refer unresolved conflict situations to supervisor  Follow safe work practices for direct client care  Follow safe work practices for manual handling
Session 3    Complete workplace correspondence and documentation    Follow safe work practices for infection control  Communicate with people from diverse backgrounds and situations  Promote understanding across diverse groups  Identify any client-related risk factors or behaviours of concern, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures
Session 4    Contribute to continuous improvement    Appreciate diversity and inclusiveness, and their benefits  Identify and meet ethical responsibilities  Contribute to workplace improvements
Session 5    Identify and take opportunities to contribute to the review and   development of policies and protocols  Identify the scope and nature of own legal rights and responsibilities  Role play
Session 6    Recognise own personal values and attitudes and consider   ensuring non-judgemental practice
Session 7    Identify the scope and nature of own ethical responsibilities  Use communication skills to avoid, defuse and resolve conflict situations
Session 8   Manual Handling    Identify lines of communication between organisation and other services  Role play


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.

 


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Hazard report

Task 2: Role play

Task 3: Manual Handling

Task 4: Knowledge quiz

Task 5: Knowledge quiz

Task 6: Scenario quiz (ethics)

Task 7: Scenario quiz (diversity)

Task 8: Cluster quiz


Assessment Matrix

Students will have access to a marking rubric for reference at the time assessment tasks are distributed.

Other Information

Please refer to the rmit student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

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