INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY SERVICES

SWP1LEV

2021

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 these responsibilities 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.

SchoolAllied Heath, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply a critical lens to evaluating Work Health & Safety Policy procedures, practice and regulatory requirement
02. Explain ethical responsibilities across consultations and the operation and communication of work, health and safety.
03. Understand the components of developing, monitoring and assessing compliance within risk control processes including referral to expert supports
04. Evaluate the priorities in establishing processes to maintain work health and safety standards
05. Recognise the broad responsibilities and duties of work, health and safety record keeping and information transfer

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Bendigo (Kangan Institute), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Eight 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Frankston (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura (Suni TAFE), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton (GOTAFE), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Six 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Wodonga (Wodonga TAFE), 2021, Week 07-28, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 7 - 28
Six 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 7 - 28
One 70.00 h placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 7 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo (Kangan Institute), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Eight 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Frankston (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura (Suni TAFE), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Fifteen 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton (GOTAFE), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Six 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Wodonga (Wodonga TAFE), 2021, Week 27-52, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 27 - 52
Six 6.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 52 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 27 - 52
One 70.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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 classN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5
Individual Online quiz (equivalent 800 words) End of semester quiz - knowledge based test, x10 multiple choice questions based on key learning of subject materials.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5