Monitor and manage organisational legal responsibilities


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and manage an enterprise's legal responsibilities. It also describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks associated with business operation and the provision of goods and services. It includes working with enterprise personnel and monitoring and reviewing systems to achieve compliance and minimise risk.

This unit is appropriate for all managers with responsibility for production, workplace health and safety, human resources, environmental or financial management systems and procurement, sales and marketing functions, in all meat industry sectors.

This unit must be delivered using Australian meat industry standards and regulations.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Gather legal information required for business compliance

1.1 Gather and analyse relevant , appropriately sourced legal information

1.2 Seek, analyse and evaluate expert advice

1.3 Clearly explain employer and employee obligations and responsibilities to management

2. Identify legal risks

2.1 Evaluate workplace policies, systems, controls and practices in terms of enterprise and legal requirements

2.2 Analyse workplace policies, procedures and systems for compliance with contractual and legal obligations

2.3 Identify key risk areas

2.4 Analyse risk level

3. Ensure enterprise compliance with legal requirements

3.1 Analyse current strategies for compliance with legal requirements

3.2 Provide feedback on compliance record to stakeholders

3.3 Develop, implement and communicate strategies to ensure compliance with legal requirements and minimise risk

3.4 Maintain currency of legal information

4. Report enterprise compliance

4.1 Maintain and secure records relating to systems, training, communication and non-compliance with legal requirements

4.2 Prepare compliance reports for internal personnel and external authorities as required

4.3 Record and make timely reports on non-compliance incidents to relevant internal personnel and external authorities

4.4 Prepare compliance reports and enterprise presentations for external authorities

Evidence of Performance

Candidates must demonstrate ability to identify, understand and interpret legal information in the context of the enterprise's business. Evidence must demonstrate the candidate's consistency of performance over time.

Candidates must:

analyse and maintain currency of legal information through independent research and/or professional development

read, analyse and interpret complex legal information

access relevant mathematical information

interpret monitoring data and prepare compliance reports

apply legal concepts, including duty of care, in developing and implementing enterprise operations and systems

apply teamwork strategies to foster stakeholder commitment and compliance with legal requirements

communicate legal information and requirements to all stakeholders, in a language and style suitable for the purpose and audience

determine the enterprise's level of legal and statutory compliance

interact and communicate with external authorities in a professional and open manner

promptly report non-compliance to relevant external authorities and enterprise personnel

determine corrective actions appropriate for the circumstances

present reports according to legal and enterprise requirements

use assertiveness, persuasion and negotiation as required

determine the responsibilities and liabilities of managers, directors, owners and employees and the consequences of non-compliance

maintain and secure records and record keeping systems to meet legal or statutory requirements

prepare briefing information for specialist legal advisors

identify enterprise requirements for specialist legal advice

Evidence of Knowledge

Candidates must demonstrate an in depth technical and theoretical knowledge of:

relevant workplace health and safety, environmental, biosecurity, animal welfare and workplace requirements

sources of legal information

legal concepts including social justice, tort, negligence, consumer and employment law

legal requirements concerning food safety

relevant trade practices requirements

Assessment Conditions

Competency must be demonstrated through sustained performance over time, at an appropriate level of responsibility and authority under typical operating and production conditions for the enterprise.

Methods of assessment must include:

a third-party referee report of sustained performance at appropriate level of authority and responsibility

assignment focusing on understanding and application of principles and theory to workplace operations

workplace projects focusing on company environment and conditions

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range Statement