INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

SWP1LEV

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are taught the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance, how to meet their responsibilities for ethical practice, and how to  apply theser esponsibilities when developing and monitoring policies and procedures. This subject details the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in relevant work areas, according to work, health and safety legislative requirements.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply a critical lens to evaluating Work Health & Safety Policy procedures, practice and regulatory requirement

Activities:
Practical placement or simulated situations, multiple choice online quiz, Case study analysis, group presentation, case study assessment.

02. Explain ethical responsibilities across consultations and the operation and communication of work, health and safety.

Activities:
Practical placement or simulated situations, multiple choice online quiz, case study analysis, case study assessment

03. Understand the components of developing, monitoring and assessing compliance within risk control processes including referral to expert supports

Activities:
Practical placement or simulated situations, multiple choice online quiz, group presentation, case study assessment

04. Evaluate the priorities in establishing processes to maintain work health and safety standards

Activities:
Practical placement or simulated situations, multiple choice online quiz, group presentation, case study assessment

05. Recognise the broad responsibilities and duties of work, health and safety record keeping and information transfer

Activities:
Practical placement or simulated situations, multiple choice online quiz, case study analysis, group presentation, case study assessment

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 27-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 52
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 07-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 28
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 07 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Week 27-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 52
Eight 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Week 07-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 28
Eight 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 07 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2018, Week 27-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 52
Fifteen 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2018, Week 07-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 28
Fifteen 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 07 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Week 27-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 52
Fifteen 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Week 07-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 28
Fifteen 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 07 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Week 27-52, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 27 - 52
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 27 - 52
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Week 07-28, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 07 - 28
Six 6.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 07 - 28
One 70.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 07 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Legislation report and 10 mins group presentation (equivalent 1500 words)Group presentation of service - Common service requirements and basic features of service/s protocols, scope, policies. Requires student to research community service organizations and present findings in class40 01, 03, 04
Individual Case Assessment (equivalent 1000 words) Student to identify potential factors responsible for significant variations in work place health and safety of a provided case study. Student to demonstrate understanding of appropriate service response within compliance requirements. Students to identify referral pathways to address the needs of the organisation, worker and/or client with critical appraisal of evident risks in context of the service.25 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual Case Analysis (equivalent 1000 words)Research and align a piece of legislation with a related theme of issues found in a community services setting. (NSW or Vic). Student to identify and analysis the ethical framework that applies to the work context, incorporating the scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice and demonstrated understanding of the differing responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community.25 01, 02, 05
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words)End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05