Course Title: Follow workplace safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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.
1.2 Involvement in workplace safety arrangements is undertaken within organizational procedures and scope of responsibilities and competencies.      


2. Follow workplace safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Hazardsin 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.
2.3 Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents and other hazardous eventsare followed whenever necessary within scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

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

Teaching Schedule




Date (week starting)


Assessment Due Date



OHS laws - Introduction




Computer Lab     Assignment 1 (20%)




MSDS/Chemical storage




Computer Lab      Assignment2  (30%)




PPE/Biohazards/PC2 Lab




Emergency procedures Assignment 3 (20%)




*First Aid lesson (depending on availability of instructor)




Workplace safety group task (30%)








 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

Assignment 1- 20%

Assignment 2- 30%

Assignment 3- 20%

Workplace safety group task -30 % 

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

• All assessment types must be passed (assignments and online activities). You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the group work but fail the assignment component).
• APPLICATION FOR 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 online at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
• Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or 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 online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
• 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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