Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTHIR506C, 'Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Maintain ethical work practices

1.1 Fulfil duty of confidentiality to the client, both at law and under professional code of ethics

1.2 Ensure the collection, use and disclosure of client information is consistent with information privacy principles

1.3 Ensure the rights of clients are recognised and respected throughout all stages of tests/procedures

1.4 Ensure adherence to relevant industry code of practice that outlines the minimum standard of professional conduct

1.5 Refer ethical issues or breaches of ethical practice to management or ethics committees in accordance with organisation policies and procedures

1.6 Exercise duty of care in all aspects of work to ensure client safety

1.7 Handle client complaints sensitively and in line with organisation policies and procedures

1.8 Perform all work within the boundaries of responsibility and refer problems to supervisor and/or other appropriate health professional

1.9 Monitor work practices to ensure that they reflect principles of ethical practice

2. Maintain appropriate documentation

2.1 When referral or request is received, ensure nature and requirements referral and/or request are correctly identified

2.2 Complete documentation within clients' medical records in accordance with state/territory legislation, and organisation policies and procedures

2.3 Ensure reports and documentation address requirements of state/territory legislation, and organisation policies and procedures

2.4 Implement policies and procedures to safe guard client information from unauthorised access or disclosure

3. Maintain compliance with legal requirements

3.1 Ensure statutory obligations and requirements are fulfilled

3.2 Ensure consent of client is obtained for each test/procedure, as required

3.3 Ensure authorities are notified of client information as required by law

3.4 Ensure release of information contained within client records is completed in accordance with relevant federal, state/territory legislation and organisation policies and procedures

3.5 Ensure duty of care is met in all aspects of own work role

3.6 Ensure clients are provided with access to information about themselves in accordance with legislation or other statutory provisions

3.7 Ensure the right of every client to be treated fairly and equitably is recognised

3.8 Monitor compliance with legal obligations and requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTHIR506C appears in the following qualifications:

  • HLT40507 - Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support
  • HLT43207 - Certificate IV in Health Administration
  • HLT41407 - Certificate IV in Cast Technology
  • HLT50207 - Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies
  • HLT51707 - Diploma of Reflexology
  • HLT51307 - Diploma of Hearing Device Prescription and Evaluation
  • HLT50407 - Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)
  • HLT51407 - Diploma of Aromatherapy
  • HLT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)
  • HLT51507 - Diploma of Kinesiology
  • HLT43307 - Certificate IV in Medical Practice Assisting
  • HLT50907 - Diploma of Sleep Technology
  • HLT52007 - Diploma of Practice Management
  • HLT42007 - Certificate IV in Operating Theatre Technical Support
  • HLT40407 - Certificate IV in Health Supervision
  • HLT50307 - Diploma of Remedial Massage
  • HLT60807 - Advanced Diploma of Neurophysiology Technology
  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology
  • HLT50707 - Diploma of Hyperbaric Technology
  • HLT41707 - Certificate IV in Neurophysiology Technology
  • HLT50107 - Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (An Mo Tui Na)
  • HLT41607 - Certificate IV in Mortuary Theatre Practice
  • HLT42507 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

And the skillsets: