Course Title: Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: HWSS6011C

Course Title: Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian Robyn Blaikie

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 9183 03 9925 4383

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Fiona Dean

Nominal Hours: 35

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

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment


1. Identify legislative and policy requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access current workplace information that covers the range of legislation and guidelines relevant to the job role 1.2 Clarify and confirm understanding of legislation with supervising teacher, to ensure consistency of interpretation and application 1.3 Obtain advice from supervising teacher when conflicting legislative directives are found


2. Comply with legislative and policy requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Undertake work in accordance with requirements of legislation and organisational policies 2.2 Promptly report incidents of non-compliance resulting from breaches of legislation 2.3 Inform authorised persons or bodies of inadequacies in workplace procedures which may contribute to non-compliance 2.4 Review own conduct and seek feedback from others to confirm continuing compliance with legislation, policy and procedures


3. Identify and comply with industrial instruments relating to the job role

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify the industrial award relevant to the job role and identify key responsibilities 3.2 Source and read any relevant certified agreements 3.3 Clarify award conditions with appropriate personnel as required

Learning Outcomes

This unit develops the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role. On successful completion of this unit, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:
Work placement
Group discussion
Research assignments
Guest speakers
Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
Action learning projects in work placement
Realistic simulations and role play
Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
Oral Presentations
Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include independent, unsupervised directed study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency

Your program consists of a combination of learning activities through a range of delivery methods including: face to face teaching, online activities and unsupervised Directed Study and you are expected to participate in workplacement.
Your experiences through relevant work and work placement during the program are a very important part of your learning and assessment. Your RMIT teacher will organise Professional conversations with you during the program where you have the opportunity to expand on your workplacement experiences as part of evidence for relevant assessment. You will also receive feedback from your mentor/supervisor and third party evidence. You are expected to attend workplacement regularly and the attendance schedule can be negotiated between you, your RMIT teacher and workplacement supervisor/mentor.

Teaching Schedule

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.

Week 1
Legislations and guidelines in work place
Work roles and responsibilities
Well being policy
E1 E2

Week 2
Work roles and responsibilities
Identifying children and young people at risk
Open and non-leading questions
E1 E2

Week 3
Protecting the rights of the child
Risk of harm indicators
E1 E2 E3

Week 4
Work roles and responsibilities
Responding to disclosure

Week 5
School policies and procedures
Duty of care

Week 6
Duty of care
Ethical boundaries
E2 E3

Week 7
Review experiences of complying with duty of care

Week 8
Child protection services

Week 9
Seeking support
Using child protection services

Week 10
Identify inappropriate conduct
Safe working practices

Week 11
Child-focused work practises
Age-appropriate decision-making
E1 E3

Week 12
Communication and information-gathering techniques with children and young people
Current recognized good practice

Week 13
Risk of harm indicators
Recording and documenting risk of harm
E1 E2 E3

Week 14
Seeking support
Working collaboratively with agencies
E2 E3

Week 15
Issues and challenges complying with legislation
Reviewing own experiences
E1 E2 E3

Week 16

Issues and challenges complying with legislation

Responding to issues and challenges

E2 E3

Week 17

Reflecting on experiences complying with legislation, policy and procedure in the education environment


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones to be used with ipads etc
• USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program. You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 : Portfolio of Evidence & Oral presentation (Week 6)

Assessment 2: Q&A assignment - (Week 15)

Assessment 3 : Observation/Demonstration in workplacement (Week 3-17)

Assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:
CA - Competency achieved
NYC- Not Yet Competent
You must complete a submission cover sheet for submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.
If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission.
Please note that role plays and oral presentations may need to be videoed for auditing purposes. Notes and check lists will also be written down of these oral tasks as well as with the professional conversations.
Extensions. If you require an extension (maximum 1 week) you must complete an extension form and submit it to the unit manager one day before the due date.You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment mapping demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit.

Other Information

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. 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.
Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students may be asked to attend interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator to discuss academic progress.
Assessment Academic Progress 
Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further information.  
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


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