CHCLEG001 and CHCDIV001 Assignment

CHCLEG001 work legally and ethically

Staff need to have awareness of ethical practice in the context of the work role.

The following are ethical issues. Explain, in approximately 50 words for each, what you would do if they occurred in your workplace.

  1. You overhear a staff member verbally abusing a young client.
  2. Two staff members are gossiping about the behaviour of a client. They are laughing about the behaviour. One of the staff members has no responsibility for treatment of the client. Those are experienced staff members who should know that this is inappropriate behaviour.
  3. You notice that sometimes when one of your clients is moved from bed to a chair there seem to be bruises on the client's arms. You check and discover that on occasions when the bruising occurs a particular staff member is responsible for moving the client.
  4. You have noticed that a child in the care facility in which you work has not eaten lunch for the last two weeks. You ask the child why and are told that due to religious taboos they are not allowed to eat the food they have been given. You talk to the kitchen staff and they say it is just too bad, the child has to eat the food that has been given. 

Question 2

  • Workers will need to understand the interrelationships, similarities and differences that can exist between legal and ethical frameworks. Explain what a legal framework is and what an ethical framework is. (50–100 words each)


Question 4

  • Explain how diverse political, social, economic and cultural factors impact on work and the lives of people in society. (350–400 words)

Question 5

  • Conduct independent research to determine the legal and ethical factors (international, national, state, territory and local) that need to be considered regarding to discrimination, human rights and rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients. When researching, consider the relationship between human needs and human rights and the frameworks, approaches and instruments used in the workplace.

Explain the impact of these factors on individual workers and explain the likely consequences of:

  • breaches of discrimination legislation
  • infringement of human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • not supporting client, worker and employer rights and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Question 6
    • There are a number of specific areas of diversity, the characteristics of which must be taken into consideration with regard to legislative compliance and support for human rights. List six of the key areas of diversity.
  • Question 7
    • Australia’s first people are the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Often, due to the cultural divide, and sometimes to the ability of services to reach remote people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are not able to make good use of community service offerings.

To provide appropriate services it is necessary for organisations and their staff to be aware of:

  • the historical issues and conditions that have shaped relationships with mainstream Australia
  • the current social, political and economic issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • the way in which Western or mainstream systems and structures can be perceived by and can impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their engagement with services

Conduct independent research and write at least 500 words to provide a brief explanation of historical issues, current issues and the way in which many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people engage with community services.

  • Question 8
    • Community service organisations must provide employment opportunities and services for the potential needs of marginalised groups. List six groups that could come under the heading of marginalised groups.
  • Question 9
    • Make a list of 10 resources that could help service organisations embrace and respond to diversity.
  • Question 10
    • Australian society is made up of diverse communities and/or social groups. Explain briefly (about 200 words) how these diverse groups influenced and changed Australian society.
  • Question 11
    • Explain how diversity practices and experiences impact on personal behaviour, interpersonal relationships, perceptions and the social expectations of others in the workplace. (200–300 words)
  • Project 1
    • You have been working as a supervisor in a community service organisation for some time.

The organisation has a policy of recognising diversity—personal/ individual and cultural. The current workforce is, therefore, comprised of a number of people from different cultures, with a wide range of background experiences and skills.

Inclusivity policies are supported by the current workforce and there is very little conflict. All staff receives cross-cultural training which helps them accept workforce diversity and accommodate the diverse needs of the clients for whom they care.

Write a 2,500 word paper explaining:

  • the ways in which diversity can impact on work and work relationships
  • the benefits of diversity
  • the need for inclusivity, cultural safety and cultural competence
  • why it is necessary for staff to reflect on their own individual and cultural characteristics, biases and prejudices 
  • how diversity should be valued and accommodated
  • how effective and mutually beneficial relationships can be built with work mates, clients and clients’ families
  • how to overcome communication barriers
  • how the individual and cultural needs of clients can be accommodated and respected
  • the methods that might be used to prevent, overcome or manage cultural conflicts
  • strategies that people can use to improve their own self and social awareness