Competencies covered

Competency: CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically

Element: 1. Identify and respond to legal requirements

1.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information about the legal requirements that apply to the work role
1.2 Identify the scope and nature of own legal rights and responsibilities
1.3 Adhere to legal requirements in work practice according to workplace policies and procedures and scope of role
1.4 Recognise potential or actual breaches and report according to organisation procedures

Element: 2. Identify and meet ethical responsibilities

2.1 Identify, access and interpret sources of information about the ethical responsibilities that apply to the work role
2.2 Identify the scope and nature of own ethical responsibilities
2.3 Meet ethical responsibilities according to workplace policies and protocols, and scope of role
2.4 Recognise potential ethical issues and dilemmas, and discuss with an appropriate person
2.5 Recognise own personal values and attitudes and take into account to ensure non-judgemental practice
2.6 Use effective problem solving techniques when exposed to competing value systems
2.7 Recognise unethical conduct and report to an appropriate person
2.8 Recognise potential and actual conflicts of interest and take appropriate action

Element: 3. Contribute to workplace improvements

3.1 Identify situations where work practices could be improved to meet legal and ethical responsibilities
3.2 Pro-actively share feedback with colleagues and supervisors
3.3 Identify and take opportunities to contribute to the review and development of policies and protocols

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and work within the legal and ethical frameworks that apply to an individual job role.

This unit applies to community services and health workers who play a proactive role in identifying and meeting their legal and ethical responsibilities.


Legal and ethical considerations (international, national, state/territory, local) for people working in the community services and health context.
Interrelationships, similarities and differences that may exist between legal and ethical frameworks.
Legal issues in the context of the work role.
Ethical practice in the context of the work role.
Workplace policies, procedures and protocols.

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.