Course Title: Work legally and ethically
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: VE 2020
Class Number: 3694
Class Section: 3BEN
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Course Code: HWSS6068C
Course Title: Work legally and ethically
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: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context
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
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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
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
1. Identify and respond to legal requirements
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
2. Identify and meet ethical responsibilities
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
3. Contribute to workplace improvements
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
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.
| 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|
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Overview of Assessment
Assessments will include a combination of tasks including knowledge questions and case study analysis.
Students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training qualifications are assessed for Competency. To be assessed as Competent means you have consistently demonstrated the required knowledge and skills to a standard expected in the workplace. To be assessed as Competent in this course, you will need to complete each assessment task to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available through Canvas for a full assessment criterion.
Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessments are:
CA - Competency Achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did not submit for assessment
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
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through program administration
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.
Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see:
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