Unit of competency details

CHCLEG001 - Work legally and ethically (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
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1 1 (this release)Current 06/Aug/2015

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Supersedes CHCCS400C - Work within a relevant legal and ethical frameworkThis version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. 05/Aug/2015


Training packages that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training packages that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIR - Retail Services Training PackageRetail Services Training Package 1.0-3.0 
HLT - HealthHealth 2.0-3.1 
DEF - Defence Training PackageDefence Training Package 2.0 
CHC - Community ServicesCommunity Services 2.0-3.0 

Qualifications that include this unit

CodeTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
SIR40116 - Certificate IV in Community PharmacyCertificate IV in Community Pharmacy 
HLT57915 - Diploma of Anaesthetic TechnologyDiploma of Anaesthetic Technology 1-2 
HLT57415 - Diploma of AudiometryDiploma of Audiometry 
HLT51015 - Diploma of Paramedical ScienceDiploma of Paramedical Science 
HLT50213 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care PracticeDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice 4-5 
HLT50113 - Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health CareDiploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care 4-5 
HLT47715 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice AssistingCertificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting 
HLT47515 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical SupportCertificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support 1-2 
HLT47315 - Certificate IV in Health AdministrationCertificate IV in Health Administration 
HLT47115 - Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy SupportCertificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support 1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090513 Counselling  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 090513 Counselling  02/Nov/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and frequency.

Application

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.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element

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

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in CHC Community Services Training Package release 2.0 and meets the requirements of the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to the elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment, including volume and frequency.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. There must be evidence that the candidate has:

  • completed workplace activities in accordance with legal and ethical requirements in at least 3 different situations
  • developed appropriate responses to at least 3 different legal or ethical issues relevant to the work role
  • identified and communicated at least 2 potential work practice improvements designed to enhance workplace responsiveness to legal and ethical requirements

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory, local) for people working in the community services and health context, how they are applied in organisations, how these impact individual workers, and the consequences of breaches:
  • children in the workplace
  • codes of conduct
  • codes of practice
  • complaints management
  • continuing professional education
  • discrimination
  • dignity of risk
  • duty of care
  • human rights
  • Universal declaration of human rights
  • relationship between human needs and human rights
  • frameworks, approaches and instruments used in the workplace
  • informed consent
  • mandatory reporting
  • practice standards
  • practitioner/client boundaries
  • privacy, confidentiality and disclosure
  • policy frameworks
  • records management
  • rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients
  • industrial relations legislation relevant to employment conditions of role
  • specific legislation in the area of work – objectives and key components
  • work role boundaries – responsibilities and limitations
  • work health and safety
  • interrelationships, similarities and differences that may exist between legal and ethical frameworks
  • legal issues in the context of the work role:
  • type of legal issues that arise
  • ways to respond
  • ethical practice in the context of the work role:
  • type of ethical issues that arise
  • ways to respond
  • workplace policies, procedures and protocols:
  • how they are/should be developed
  • processes for review, including consultation and mechanisms for input

Assessment Conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:
  • current legislation, regulations and codes of practice
  • organisation policies, procedures and protocols
  • modelling of industry operating conditions, including presence of problem solving activities

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=5e0c25cc-3d9d-4b43-80d3-bd22cc4f1e53

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