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Unit of competency details

FNSACC403 - Make decisions in a legal context (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to FNSACC403B - Make decisions in a legal contextUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015
Is superseded by and equivalent to FNSACC413 - Make decisions in a legal context 12/Feb/2018

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 25/Mar/2015


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnUsage RecommendationSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Usage Recommendation columnRelease
FNS41815 - Certificate IV in Financial ServicesCertificate IV in Financial ServicesSuperseded1-4 
FNS42215 - Certificate IV in Personal Trust AdministrationCertificate IV in Personal Trust AdministrationCurrent1-2 
FNS41315 - Certificate IV in Personal Trust AdministrationCertificate IV in Personal Trust AdministrationSuperseded1-3 
BSB61115 - Advanced Diploma of ConveyancingAdvanced Diploma of ConveyancingSuperseded
BSB52015 - Diploma of ConveyancingDiploma of ConveyancingSuperseded1-2 
FNS51615 - Diploma of SecuritisationDiploma of SecuritisationDeleted1-2 
FNS52015 - Diploma of Personal TrustsDiploma of Personal TrustsCurrent
FNS40615 - Certificate IV in AccountingCertificate IV in AccountingSuperseded1-2 
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 091103 Legal Studies  30/Jul/2015 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make decisions, particularly relating to compliance issues, in a legal context. It is intended to satisfy the requirement for a course of study in commercial law at an introductory or foundation level, covering Australian legal systems and processes.

It applies to individuals who within their area of responsibility use specialised knowledge to make decisions that require consideration of the legal context.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

Unit Sector

Accounting

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Examine legal context for financial services work

1.1 Identify Australian legal systems and processes

1.2 Identify functions of courts and other regulatory bodies

1.3 Identify implications of relevant legislation, regulation and legal precedent, and apply in making operational decisions

1.4 Seek advice and guidance to evaluate and moderate decision processes

2. Identify compliance requirements

2.1 Accurately interpret compliance requirements

2.2 Review legislative and regulatory sources of information regularly to identify changes to compliance requirements

3. Develop procedures to ensure compliance

3.1 Develop procedures in consultation with others to address compliance requirements

3.2 Establish timetables to meet compliance requirements to align with statutory deadlines

Foundation Skills

This section describes language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills incorporated in the performance criteria that are required for competent performance.

Skill 

Performance Criteria 

Description 

Reading

1.1-1.3, 2.1, 2.2

  • Categorises, consolidates and interprets complex regulatory and legislative information

Writing

1.4, 3.1

  • Prepares documentation using clear language, formats and terminology specific to requirements, audience and purpose

Oral Communication

1.4, 3.1

  • Participates in verbal exchanges using active listening and questioning to clarify thinking and elicit opinions of others

Navigate the world of work

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

  • Contributes to the development of procedures to meet legislative requirements
  • Identifies organisational implications of new or changed legislation or regulations

Interact with others

1.4, 3.1

  • Selects and uses appropriate conventions and protocols when communicating with internal and external stakeholders to seek or share information
  • Collaborates and cooperates with others to achieve joint outcomes

Get the work done

1.3, 3.1, 3.2

  • Organises work to meet organisational requirements, taking responsibility for process, compliance and schedule needs
  • Makes critical and non-critical decisions in relatively complex situations, taking relevant legislation, regulation and legal precedent into consideration
  • Uses the main features and functions of digital tools to complete work tasks

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title  

current version 

Code and title 

previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

FNSACC403 Make decisions in a legal context

FNSACC403B Make decisions in a legal context

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c7200cc8-0566-4f04-b76f-e89fd6f102fe

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with FNS Financial Services Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • access information on relevant legislation, statutes, regulation and legal judgements
  • draw conclusions, having regard to the facts and relevant law
  • review and assist to develop organisational procedures to meet compliance requirements.

Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:

  • identify and explain the key features of Australian legal systems and processes, and the context in which they operate including:
  • basic principles, current statute and common law
  • roles and responsibilities of key organisations
  • constitutional considerations
  • separation of powers
  • basic principles of the law of torts, particularly relating to:
  • negligence
  • negligent misstatement
  • courts and regulatory bodies
  • identify and describe the main features of current legislation and its general impact on business operations in the areas of:
  • consumer law
  • corporations law, including different business organisational structures and regulations for:
  • public and private companies
  • trusts
  • partnerships
  • sole traders
  • property law
  • superannuation law
  • taxation law
  • identify the key decisions in case law and interpret findings.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the accounting field of work and include access to:

  • common office equipment, technology, software and consumables
  • internet
  • relevant legislative and regulatory documentation.

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c7200cc8-0566-4f04-b76f-e89fd6f102fe