Course Title: Follow workplace safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5786C

Course Title: Follow workplace safety procedures

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3305 - Certificate III in Science

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christine Andrews

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


Course Description

This unit covers the competency to follow occupational health and safety procedures in order to ensure a safe workplace. It includes participating in workplace safety arrangements and following workplace safety procedures. In practice, workplace safety may be demonstrated in the context of other work activities such as accessing and using resources, handling workplace information, using technology in the workplace etc.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPOHS201B Follow workplace safety procedures


1. Participate in workplace safety arrangements

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Occupational health and safety issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and occupational health and safety legislation.
1.2Involvement in workplace safety arrangements is undertaken within organizational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.


2. Follow workplace safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures.
2.2 Workplace procedures and work instructions for ensuring safety are followed.
2.3Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents and other hazardous events are followed whenever necessary within scope of responsibilities

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Tutorials, on-line worksheets, group activities, class discussions, laboratory tours

Teaching Schedule



13/09/14OHS laws - Introduction

Computer Lab

Assignment 1

317/9/14MSDS/Chemical storage



Computer Lab

Assignment 2


PPE/Biohazards/PC2 Lab

 Assignment 3


Emergency procedures

 First Aid lesson
 9 29/10/14

 Open Book Theory Test



 The 20 hours allowed for this unit are allocated as follows

● Class theory -8 hours
● Practical Activities - 2 hours
● Research work / report completion-9hours
● Theory Test - 1 hour 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This may include assignments, tests and presentations

Assessment Tasks

Assignments1- 20%

Assignments2- 30%

Assignments 3- 20%

Open book theory Test -30 % 

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected

• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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