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Violence Prevention and Management - An Introduction to Legal and Ethical Issues


Welcome to the eLearning module Violence Prevention and Management - An Introduction to Legal and Ethical Issues.

This 30 minute eLearning module is a prerequisite to the Violence Prevention and Management face-to-face workshops Personal Safety and Team Restraint Techniques. (It is designed for staff working in high risk environments for workplace violence and staff identified as potentially involved in physical restraint of other individuals. defined as Categories 2 & 3 in PD2012_008.)

The module covers the Australian legal system, expression of ethics in work practice, legislation relating to violence in the workplace, and legislation, policies, regulations, codes of practice and professional standards that impact on ethical decision-making in relation to safety in the workplace.

This module utilises audio to assist in presenting the course material.

Prior to starting this module, you will need to ensure that your computer is set up to play sound. Alternatively you can choose to use only text and images to progress through the module.

A certificate is issued on completion.


At the completion of this module participants should be able to:

  • Briefly describe the Australian legal system
  • Discuss how ethics are expressed in their work practice
  • Identify professional standards, codes, policies, regulations and legislation that impact on their clinical decision-making in relation to safety in healthcare settings


This course is applicable for all staff identified as working in high risk areas where there is high risk of workplace violence and may qualify for up to 0.5 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.