On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Interpret and apply the provisions of key public health legislation related to environmental health practice
- Interpret and apply the provisions of key environmental and planning legislation related to environmental health practice
- Identify and manage public health issues using legal frameworks within relevant environmental and public health legislation
- Apply legal procedures relevant to the administration of environmental and public health legislation
This unit meets the following criteria for accreditation by Environmental Health Australia:
L1 Introduction to legislative frameworks for environmental health.
L2 Introduction to the law making process and factors that influence policy and legislation.
L3 Knowledge of how to interpret legislation.
L4 Knowledge of public and environmental health legislation.
L5 Introduction to development assessment processes.
L7 Introduction to grounds for internal and external reviews, appeals, etc.
L9 Knowledge of legal authority and requirements to act in accordance with the purpose of legislation and ethical standards for authorised persons/officers (e.g. duty of care, confidentiality, powers of entry).
L10 Knowledge of compliance options (legislative and non-legislative) including their strengths, limitations and legislative requirements.
L11 Introduction to interviewing, investigation and risk-based inspection techniques, prosecution processes, court procedures, etc.
L12 Introduction to enforcement guidelines/policies/protocols.
L13 Introduction to governance principles and strategies, ethics and decision making.
L14 Overview of the jurisdiction and role of agencies relevant to environmental health in all tiers of government.
L15 Introduction to key government strategies and intergovernmental agreements in the context of environmental health.
L17 Knowledge of criteria and general procedures for assessing, approving, determining conditions and licences, notices, orders and fines.