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Legislation

Post by kaykay1234 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:42 am

Hey Lorina,

Can i have some direction for the question as im not understanding it!

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How do legislation, an institution’s policies and procedures and industrial requirements affect educational support workers? Conduct your own research as needed. 1,000 words


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Re: Legislation

Post by Lorina » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:33 pm

Ok so basically it's asking how do legislation, policies and procedures etc affect you... so the importance of it and why do we need them in place.

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Policy and Procedures are an integral part of the documentation that is required to meet legislative requirements. They prevent uncertainty about how particular situations are handled and support staff to understand their roles and responsibilities.

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Re: Legislation

Post by kaykay1234 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:39 pm

Thank you so much 😚

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Post by Lorina » Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:39 pm

You're welcome!

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Re: Legislation

Post by kaykay1234 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi Lorina,
Referring back to this question above my teacher has re written the question.
could you please tell me if im on the right track so far as im unsure.

thank you heaps :)

Question - You need to explain the link between legislation and policies and procedures, why it is important to have policies and procedures and why education support workers need to have a good understanding of these in order to perform the job role. Discuss the consequences of not adhering to policies and procedures and why they and legislation need to be reviewed and adapted to reflect societal changes


Legalisation is the legal framework upon which policies are based. Legalisation, Policies, and procedures are in place to guarantee the welfare and safety of all individuals. They all deliver set of rules obligations and responsibilities that come under certain legislative laws that impact upon educational support workers and other workers within the workforce an example of this is the work health and safety legislation.
Policies and procedures are an integral part of the document that is required to meet legislative requirements. They prevent uncertainty about how particular situations are handled and support staff to understand their roles and responsibilities. In an education setting policies help a school establish rules and procedures and create standards of quality of learning and safety, as well as expectations and accountability that staff and support staff must comply with. Without this education setting would lack structure and would not be able to function to provide high quality care and educational needs of students.

Having policies and procedures in place is extremely important for building an organisation/or in the workforce as it can assist the workplace to run efficiently and smoothly. When an educational support work is following policies and procedures, they will be using their time more consistently and efficiently as they understand the guidelines and requirements. The following are more reasons why it is important to have policies and procedures:
• are a legal requirement under the National Quality Framework.
• identify and minimise risks.
• establish the service as a professional and effective organisation.
• enable consistent practice to support staff, families, and children.
• provide information for families to prevent uncertainty about how particular situations are handled in the Service. For example, if behaviour guidance differs between home and the Service, families understand the Service’s practices.
• Support staff to understand their role and responsibilities in the Service. This can be particularly useful for new and recently qualified staff members and leads to more efficient and effective service delivery.
• Provide ongoing working documents to guide high-quality practice across all aspects of service provision.
Policies are valuable and important as they discuss relevant issues such as what constitutes acceptable behaviour an employee must show. An example of this may include - An Educational Support Worker must be pleasant and approachable as well as an effective communicator. A policy also states agreed beliefs on topics relating to the service and gives a framework for decision making and ensures consistent practice throughout the workplace.
Procedures are important as they state a series of steps that need to be followed to accomplishing a certain task/procedure. They provide consistency, cooperation and compliance as a procedure gives a sense of direction and importance to employees within the workforce. Procedures impact on educational support workers by assisting and guiding them on the correct steps they need to follow to complete a certain procedure/ task an example of this may be “identifying and dealing with potential risks and hazard procedure.
It’s essential for educational support workers to have a good understanding of policies and procedures in order to perform their job role as these requirements act as a guide to inform the educators on what standards they should be following and what the organisation entails and how it operates. It’s also important to have an understanding on the roles and responsibilities policy as it states the position and title you have and states the responsibilities the support worker must comply with to ensure specific tasks and duties are carried out. Not understanding these will jeopardise the support workers as they will fall under non-compliant.

All workplaces have a duty of care under WHS legislation to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Policy and Procedure negligence means the organisation is no longer compliant. A random spot check or a compliance investigation team will come and investigate complex or serious incidents and/or high levels of non-compliant issues.
Not Adhering policies and procedures can be a major issue and it jeopardises both professionalism and safety. Not adhering or non-compliant can lead to health and safety risk, HR struggles, imprisonment, and government fines.
Examples of - Consequences to not following policies and procedures may include:
Fines– The court can impose a fine up to $22.220 for individuals or up to $111.000 for companies depending on the policies and procedures not being adhered to.
Imprisonment – In some serve cases, when critical policies are to adhere to Individuals can be imprisoned for breaches e.g. in Health and Safety laws, up to 6 months in the Magistrates courts and up to two years in a Crown Courts. An example of this may include Sexual Harassment and or Using prohibited drugs at school.
Loss of Reputation - This may involve losing the risk of customers, staff, student, workers, families etc. This puts the organisation in a bad light or in trouble. It can also lead into further loss of opportunities.

why do policies, procedures and legislation need to be reviewed and adapted to reflect societal changes.
Policies, procedures, and legislation's need to be reviewed as outdated policies and procedures can leave your organisation/company at risk. Having old policies and procedures will fail to comply with new laws and regulations. Reviewing policies and procedures is especially important to ensure policies are consistent and effective.


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Re: Legislation

Post by Lorina » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:56 am

Very detailed and informative!

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