CHCEDS001 -Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

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CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to maintain compliance with legislation, policy and industrial instruments that relate to the education support worker role.

The unit applies to education support job roles in a variety of education contexts including schools and other educational settings.

This work is to be undertaken with appropriate guidance, support and supervision by a nominated teacher or other educational professional.


The student must Identify legislative and policy requirements and must demonstrate

• Access current workplace information that covers the range of legislation and guidelines relevant to the job role

• Clarify and confirm understanding of legislation with supervising teacher, to ensure consistency of interpretation and application

• Obtain advice from supervising teacher when conflicting legislative directives are found

The student has Complied with legislative and policy requirements and has

Undertake work in accordance with requirements of legislation and organisational policies

• Promptly report incidents of non-compliance resulting from breaches of legislation

• Inform authorised persons or bodies of inadequacies in workplace procedures which may contribute to non-compliance

• Review own conduct and seek feedback from others to confirm continuing compliance with legislation, policy and procedures

The student has Identified and complied with industrial instruments relating to the job role including

• Identifying the industrial award relevant to the job role and identify key responsibilities

• Source and read any relevant certified agreements

• Clarify award conditions with appropriate personnel as required

The student has demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once:

• followed school/centre policies and procedures

• undertaken basic research of relevant legislation, awards, certified agreements, workplace policies and work procedures

• reported concerns in a constructive and supportive manner to relevant personnel.

Knowledge Evidence :

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role.

These include knowledge of:

  • own work role and responsibilities

  • legislation relating to the education sector, the education support worker’s role and key requirements of each

  • organisational policies and procedures for responding to legislative issues, and how these are applied

  • duty of care responsibilities as applies to non-teaching staff

  • safe working practices

  • potential hazards and risks for students resulting from breaches of relevant legislation or policy

  • key requirements of industrial awards

  • relevant code/s of ethics

  • equal employment opportunity and equity and diversity principles.


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