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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Determine applicable legal framework
  2. Research, interpret and apply appropriate legislation
  3. Promote compliance with relevant legislation
  4. Assess situations which may potentially present legal problems and issues

Range Statement

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

determine legislation and legal framework applicable to task

research, interpret and apply appropriate legislation

promote compliance with relevant legislation

assess situations which may potentially present legal problems and issues

maintain knowledge of legal frameworks and relevant legislation

develop and implement strategies to manage compliance with appropriate legislation

provide advice and documentation regarding applicable legislation, regulations, organisational procedures and codes of practice

use industry standard terminology.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

the provisions contained in key relevant legislation and other legally binding legal policies and protocols from all levels of government that affect the relevant industry

relevant Australian Standards

organisational policies and procedures relating to legislation in organisation's functional area

penalties for non-compliance with legislative requirements

auditing requirements

work health and safety requirements applicable to own work and functional area

the scope of legal practitioner and support role and own responsibilities and obligations to provide legal advice, complete or sign off on legal work and appear in court as described by relevant jurisdictions

how to encourage and support own compliance and that of others in the workplace

relevant conventions, treaties, agreements, guidelines, declarations, recommendations, laws and rules

how to apply legal information to the workplace

techniques to monitor compliance and identify illegal conduct

where to find appropriate sources of information and specialist personnel when limits of own expertise are reached in determining applicable legislation

accepted codes of practice relevant to the workplace including those relating to:

privacy and confidentiality

use of company property

duty of care

ethical behaviour

non-discriminatory practice

conflict of interest

compliance with reasonable direction

relevant general legal terminology.