This unit (CHCLEG003) describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities. This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved. 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.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - determined the scope of legal and ethical compliance requirements and responsibilities, and developed policies and procedures for at least 1 workplace or business, and; - developed a strategic response to at least 3 different situations where legal or ethical requirements have been breached.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - legal responsibilities and liabilities of managers and others in different types of organisation; - legal and ethical frameworks (international, national state/territory, local), how these apply in the workplace, and the responsibilities of managers in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures; - sources of information and advice on compliance; - functions and operating procedures of regulatory authorities of particular relevance to the health and community service ; - methods of receiving updated information on requirements; - use of policies and procedures in managing compliance and ethical practice in both internal work practice and external service delivery; - formats for policies and procedures and what they should include, and; - techniques for monitoring compliance.

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