This unit explores key issues of teaching, leadership and policy, including principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession. Students examine relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage. They critically examine the nature and purpose of schooling and the social and political forces that impact formalised education. Students gain understanding of strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/carers. They develop skills to constructively respond to policies within organisational contexts and evaluate the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachersâ€™ professional knowledge and practice.