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Nationally Recognised Training

CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

EasyRPL is the Leading provider of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for CHCCS400C Work within a relevant legal and ethical framework. We focus on Skills Recognition for the full qualification. If required we can organise gap training where needed.


This unit describes the knowledge and skills required to work within a legal and ethical framework that supports duty of care requirements


This unit is to be assessed in relation to the specific legal and ethical context of the work role/s and requirements to which it applies

Required Skills

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate the ability to:
Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to own work role and responsibilities
Follow organisation policies, protocols and procedures
Work within legal and ethical frameworks

In addition, the candidate must be able 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 identified work role
These include the ability to:
Apply reading and writing skills required to fulfil work role in a safe manner and as specified by the organisation
Apply oral communication skills required to fulfil work role in a safe manner and as specified by the organisation
Apply problem solving skills that require negotiation to resolve problems of a difficult nature within organisation protocols
Consult with a variety of stakeholders in order to achieve service objectives

Required Knowledge

It is critical that the candidate demonstrate knowledge of:
Distinction between ethical and legal problems
Importance of ethics in practice
Importance of principles and practices to enhance sustainability in the workplace, including environmental, economic, workforce and social sustainability
Work health and safety (WHS) requirements
Outline of common legal issues relevant to the workplace
Overview of relevant legislation in the sector and jurisdictions
Principles and practices for upholding the rights of the client
Principles and practices of confidentiality
Relevant standards and codes of practice in the sector
Rights and responsibilities of clients
Rights and responsibilities of workers
Specific principles underpinning duty of care and associated legal requirements
Strategies for addressing common ethical issues
Strategies for contributing to the review and development of policies and protocols
Strategies for managing complaints
The candidate must also 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 identified work role, such as knowledge of:
Overview of the legal system
Principles and practices for upholding the rights of the children and young people
Principles of ethical decision-making
Reporting mechanisms for suspected abuse of a client
Strategies for managing abuse of a client
Types of abuse experienced by client (including systems abuse)
Types of law

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence requird to demonstrate competency in this unit

The individual being assessed must provide evidence of specified essential knowledge as well as skills
This unit will be most appropriately assessed in the workplace or in a simulated workplace and under the normal range of workplace conditions
It is recommended that assessment or information for assessment will be conducted or gathered over a period of time and cover the normal range of workplace situations and settings

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Clients may include but is not limited to:
Children and families using children's services
Children and young people
Individuals living in government funded services and/or institutions to 'clients'
Individuals living in residential aged care environments
Individuals living in residential disability environments
Individuals living in the community
Job seekers
People seeking advice and assistance
Prospective individuals to the service or services

Contexts of work role may include but is not limited to:
Work undertaken in:
client's own dwelling
independent living accommodation
residential aged care facilities
residential disability facilities
community centres
children's services centres
carer's home
Work in the context of:
community, government or private agency or organisation
services delivered as a sole trader
providing telephone advice and assistance

Identified policies, protocols and procedures refer to:
Guidelines and practices developed to address legal, ethical and regulatory requirements, including:
formal, documented guidelines of an organisation
informal practices used by a small organisation or individual owner/operator

Key statutory and regulatory requirements may include those related to:
Aged care standards
Building standards
Care and education of young children
Child protection and guardianship legislation
Criminal acts
Disability standards
Discrimination and harassment
Equal employment opportunities
Freedom of information
Health records legislation
International and national standards
Mental health legislation
Pharmaceutical benefits
Poisons and therapeutics
Privacy legislation
Public health
Registration and practice of health professionals
Residential and community services
Restrictive practices

Report may be, and include:
Non-verbal (written):
progress reports
case notes
incident reports

Rights may include:
Access to services
Freedom of association
Informed choice
Right to express ideas and opinions
To an agreed standard of care
To lodge a complaint

Rights are detailed in:
Accreditation standards
Industry and organisation codes of conduct, practice and ethics
Industry and organisation service standards
International and national charters

Principles of access and equity may include:
Creation of a client orientated culture
Non-discriminatory approach to all individuals using or accessing the service
Respect for individual differences

Appropriate person may include:
Advocates/family members
External agencies (complaints and advocacy services. professional registering authorities, child protection authorities)
Health professionals
Law enforcement officers
Legally appointed guardian
Member of senior management

Licensing & Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

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