Course Title: Follow OHS and environmental policy and procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5546C

Course Title: Follow OHS and environmental policy and procedures

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2195 - Certificate II in Telecommunications Cabling

Course Contact: Kenneth falzon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4716

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No prerequisites

Course Description

This unit applies to individual work and work with others in a telecommunications technology. This unit has been developed with reference to ICAITTW011B Work individually or as a team member to achieve organisational goals. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTTC170A Follow OHS and environmental policy and procedures


1. Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Recognise and report hazards in the work area to designated personnel according to workplace procedures.
1.2 Follow accurately workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks.
1.3 Follow whenever necessary and within scope of responsibilities and competencies, workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies.
1.4 Complete accurately job safety analysis(JSA) sheets in accordance with work requirements, including hazard identification and risk assessment.
1.5 Use and maintain personal protective equipment(PPE) in accordance with work requirements


2. Contribute to the management of OHS

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Raise OHS issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant OHS legislation.
2.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for OHS management in the workplace within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.


3. Contribute to the management of workplace environmental issues.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raise environmental issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant environmental requirements and legislation.
3.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for environmental management in the workplace within organisational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding and documentation of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
Electrical conditions, Energy levels,
Radiation levels, Toxic substances, Airborne particles,
Pressure discharge, Explosive atmosphere, Work-site
location, General work-site conditions, Specific work
location, Moving parts, Tools and equipment, Workers
competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be delivered in conjunction with competencies UEENEED043B Install and Configure a computer Operating system (ISYS5678C), UEENEED043B Install and Configure a Computer Operating System (ISYS5678C) and UEENEEE001B Apply OH&S Practices in the Workplace (OHTH5464C)

Week 1 Introduction to course:
• Course guide
• Assessment
• Overview of course Content
• Resources
• OH&S issues
• Lab procedures, tools and safety
• Exercise 1 – Lab safety and electrostatic discharge

Week 2 Lecture/tutorial:
• PC components, OH&S - Hazards associated with job type
• Exercise 2 - Physical inspection of PC and identification of components

Week 3 Lecture/tutorial:
• How PC components inter-operate, OH&S - Safety risk control
• PC dis-assembly and reassembly

Week 4 Lecture/tutorial:
• Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, The OH&S documentation process
• Operating systems fundamentals
• Fault finding

Week 5 Lecture/tutorial:
• Printers and scanners, OH&S - Electrical hazards
• Lab exam 1 Lab exam 1

Week 6 Lecture/tutorial:
• Networking fundamentals, OH&S - Radiation hazards
• Boot process and BIOS configuration
• Installation of operating system

Week 7 Lecture/tutorial:
• Network security, OH&S - Toxic substances
• Installation of dual boot system, configuration and management

Week 8 Lecture/tutorial:
• Communications skills, OH&S - Airborne particles
• Advanced personal computers
• Peer to peer networking
• Security

Week 9 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating systems, OH&S - Explosive hazards
• Command line interface
• Command line interface

Week 10 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating system
• Recovery console, Industrial work site hazards
• Recovery console

Week 11 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced laptops and portable devices, OH&S - Tools and equipment
• Unattended installation
• Configuring a UPS

Week 12 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced networks, OH&S - Rotating machinery hazards
• Peer to peer networking and troubleshooting

Week 13 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced security, OH&S - Electrical storage devices; capacitors and inductors
• PC security

Week 14 Lecture/tutorial:
• Disk and resource management, Correct use of electrical measuring devices
• Disk resource management

Week 15 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision,

• Catch up and revision

Week 16 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision
• Lab exam 2
Lab journal submission

17 Final exam
Final exam

Week 18 Assessment feedback, catch-up and finalisation for exams, laboratory work, and project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet and trade journals

Overview of Assessment

Written Examination
Practical Examination

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (project): 30%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of industrial hazards
Assessment task 2 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 30%
Written examination to demonstrate an understanding of assessing risk, implementing risk control and documentation (40%)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

As this is a course of competency based delivery and assessments, the nominal hours of the enrolment include scheduled hours and student directed hours. Student directed hours may involve any combination of activities such as reading online resources, completing assessments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consulting, organised industrial visiting, or other activities.

In this course a student’s directed hours are expected to be a minimum of 3 hours to balance with the nominal hours.

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