Competencies covered

Competency: CHCEDS001 Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment.

Element: 1. Identify legislative and policy requirements

1.1 Access current workplace information that covers the range of legislation and guidelines relevant to the job role
1.2 Clarify and confirm understanding of legislation with supervising teacher, to ensure consistency of interpretation and application
1.3 Obtain advice from supervising teacher when conflicting legislative directives are found

Element: 2. Comply with legislative and policy requirements

2.1 Undertake work in accordance with requirements of legislation and organisational policies
2.2 Promptly report incidents of non-compliance resulting from breaches of legislation
2.3 Inform authorised persons or bodies of inadequacies in workplace procedures which may contribute to non-compliance
2.4 Review own conduct and seek feedback from others to confirm continuing compliance with legislation, policy and procedures

Element: 3. Identify and comply with industrial instruments relating to the job role

3.1 Identify the industrial award relevant to the job role and identify key responsibilities
3.2 Source and read any relevant certified agreements
3.3 Clarify award conditions with appropriate personnel as required

Unit Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role.

The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings.

This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.


Work role and responsibilities.
Legislation relating to the education sector, the education support worker’s role and key requirements of each.
Organisational policies and procedures for responding to legislative issues, and how these are applied.
Duty of care responsibilities as applies to non-teaching staff.
Safe working practices.
Potential hazards and risks for students resulting from breaches of relevant legislation or policy.
Key requirements of industrial awards.
Relevant code/s of ethics.
Equal employment opportunity and equity and diversity principles.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.