Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2017

Class Number: See specific class number

Class Section:

Please see Enrolment Online (EOL) to check the class section and class number.

Course Code: OHTH5908C

Course Title: Participate in workplace health and safety

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3393 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mr Nicholas Greer
Program Manager

Telephone: +61 3 9341 1420
Email nicholas.greer@rmit.edu.au 

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required for workers to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others.

The unit applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, either under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

 

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and       record them according to workplace procedures

 

1.3 Follow workplace emergency procedures

Element:

2. Implement safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.2 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.3 Take actions to maintain safe housekeeping practices in own work area

Element:

3. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

3.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work area

Element:

4. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work area

4.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.


Details of Learning Activities

A combination of learning activities have been designed to help students to achieve learning outcomes of this unit:

  • Facilitator led classroom based lecture and or workshop using PowerPoint Presentations
  • Written classroom tasks
  • Demonstration and classroom discussion
  • Facilitator led practical clinical demonstration
  • Group discussions
  • Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
  • Clinical practice, peer evaluation/feedback session/completion of practical worksheets
  • Online learning resources accessed via myRMIT Studies (BlackBoard) including online tests or quizzes
  • Self managed research to support completion of WHS written assessments and online test. 


Teaching Schedule

This unit is scheduled for delivery of trainee groups as per the timetable issued in Phase 1 Day 1 and is also located on BlackBoard. The classes will be delivered over the first 2 Phases of the program, on level 3 or 2 of Building 154, RMIT (within the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne).

Notification will be provided via student email if the date or location change.

The following schedule is as per the timetable issued on Phase 1 Day 1 and is provided on BlackBoard (subject to change at the discretion of RMIT, in this event notification will be provided to your student email).

Phase 1  Day 3 WHS: Maintaining a Safe Workplace I (Facilitator led class work shop/classroom activities)

Phase 1 Day 3 WHS practical session: clustered with OHTH 5930C/HLTINF001 (Practical demonstration and student practical participation).

Phase 1  Day 4 WHS: Maintaining a Safe Workplace II (Facilitator led class work shop/classroom activities)

Phase 1 Day 4 WHS practical session: clustered with OHTH 5930C/HLTINF001 (Practical demonstration and student practical participation).

 

Phase 2 Day 2 students complete the following assessment:

  • Simulated Practical Assessment 

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Scheller.C- Basic Guide to Dental Instruments current edition- Blackwell UK

9781405133791

Bird. D. & Robinson D (2014) Torres & Ehrlich Modern Dental Assisting, 11th Ed. W.B.

978-1-4557-7451-7


References


Other Resources

Students will be expected to utilise a range of recent and appropriate library, electronic, text and other resources. Students will be provided with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies (BlackBoard).

  • RMIT Library for textbooks and other resources.

 

 


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role. 

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory WHS regulations, relevant codesof practice and workplace procedures:

  • contributed to a WHS meeting or inspection in workplace
  • conducted a workplace risk assessment and recorded the results
  • consistently applied workplace safety procedures in the day-to-day work activities required by the job role
  • followed workplace procedures for reporting hazards
  • followed workplace procedures for a simulated emergency situation.

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Portfolio of work

Assessment: Task 2

Practical Simulated Assessment

Assessment: Task 3

Case Study

Assessment: Task 4

Emergency Procedures Quiz

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

1.1

 

X

 

 

1.2

X

X

X

 

1.3

 

 

 

X

2.1

X

X

 

 

2.2

 

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

 

3.1

X

 

X

 

3.2

X

 

X

 

3.3

X

 

X

 

4.1

X

X

 

 

4.2

 

X

X

 

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

 


Assessment Tasks

 

    1. HLTWHS001 Portfolio of Student Work

This written assignment is completed between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Day 1 and is submitted via Turn-it-in which is located on BlackBoard prior to Phase 2 Day 1.

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided on the submitted assessment task and via Grade Centre on Blackboard.

 

  2. HLTWHS Simulated Practical Assessment 

This is conducted on  Phase 2 Day 2 as per timetable.

To undertake a practical clinical assessment (simulation) scheduled in Phase 2 Day 2, students MUST present for the assessment process as follows:

  • Appropriate clinical attire (no shorts, jeans or tracksuit pants, no bare midriff, no singlet tops).
  • Footwear fully covered in leather/vinyl (not suede) clinical footwear.
  • Hair is to be contained by tying back or in appropriate hair cover.
  • Fingernails must be short and clean and no nail varnish to be worn. No artificial fingernails are to be worn.
  • The wearing of henna is acceptable.
  • No jewellery to be worn on the hands or wrists. Wedding rings or jewellery that cannot be removed for cultural reasons must be taped with an appropriate waterproof tape .
  • All cuts/ skin abrasions on the hands or wrists must be covered with a waterproof dressing

A student that is non-compliant with any of the above requirements will not be permitted to undertake practical exercise or assessment at the scheduled time which will result in assessment being rescheduled. Workplace supervisor will be informed of this via email or phone call. 

Student will attempt the practical assessments under supervision of the assessor and they will be graded with either a S (Satisfactory) or NYS (Not Yet Satisfactory) according to the assessment guidelines and criteria outlined in the HLTWHS001 Assessment Overview. 

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result in this Practical Assessment.

Student will receive verbal feedback on this assessment at the end of the practical assessment. 

 

      3. HLTWHS Case Study

This written assignment is completed between Phase 1 and Phase 2 Day 1 and is submitted via Turn-it-in which is located on BlackBoard prior to Phase 2 Day 1.

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

Feedback to students will be provided on the submitted assessment task and via Grade Centre on Blackboard.

 

  1. WHS Emergency Procedures Test

Students will complete the WHS Emergency Procedures Test (online via BlackBoard) by Phase 2 Day 1 and receive feedback via the Gradebook located on BlackBoard.

Students must achieve 90% (18/20) and will have three attempts to do so. 

All assessment criteria must be successfully completed in order to achieve a satisfactory result Practical Assessments.

Feedback to students will be provided via Grade Centre on Blackboard.


Assessment Matrix

 AS PER OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT Student Page for extensive information about study support, assessments, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: 

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 

RMIT provides all students with an extension range of online and campus based study support services ranging from:

 

Plagiarism

RMIT University requires that you present only YOUR work for assessment.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person. Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet (electronic or paper based), you are declaring that the work is not plagiarised.

 

Special Consideration

Please note: Students may apply for Special Consideration as per the information via the RMIT website http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration if they believe that to complete assessment for this unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. The application for Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.

 

RMIT Assessment Appeal Process

Students may appeal against their assessment result as per the information via the RMIT website. The Appeals Against Assessment policy and procedure applies to all coursework programs in all careers. The appeal process is staged and students are required to follow each stage in order to ensure their full entitlement to appeal, this is available on  http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=nwjxaifdrgle (unresolved) 

 

Attendance

It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensure the maximum opportunity to gain competency. 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

If you think you have some or all of the knowledge and competencies described, please discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer options that may be available to you with the Program Coordinator. For more information go to: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit

 

 

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