Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: OHTH5650C

Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4215 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Christine Smith

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

There are no pre-requisites and co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course specifies the workplace performance required by an allied health assistant to contribute to OHS processes where there is a responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for work output of others. This course helps to identify workplace risks, hazards and associated safety practices.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS300B Contribute to OHS processes


Contribute to hazard identification, OHS risk assessment and risk control activities

Performance Criteria:

Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls
Check the workplace for hazards using itemised checklist(s) in accordance with work procedures
Contribute to risk assessments
Provide input to development and implementation of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of control


Contribute to OHS participative processes

Performance Criteria:

Raise OHS issues in accordance with organisation procedures
Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative activities in a constructive manner to improve safety
Provide assistance to workgroup members or other stakeholders to contribute to workplace safety
Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS representatives and OHS committees


Participate in the control of emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

Identify emergency signals and alarms and responded to them appropriately
Take initial action to control/confine emergency according to organisation procedures, and taking account of the nature and scope of the emergency
Implement emergency response procedures within scope of training and competence


Plan and conduct work safely

Performance Criteria:

Plan work in accordance with relevant provisions of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance material
Identify hazards as part of work planning and work process
Address identified hazards prior to starting work using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities
Report residual risk according to organisation procedures
Report incidents and injuries in line with organisation policies and procedures
Undertake OHS housekeeping in work area
Maintain and update own knowledge of OHS issues as they apply to workplace systems, equipment and processes
Manage own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely and sustainably


Support others in working safely

Performance Criteria:

Share information on safe work practices and work procedures with others, including members of the work group where relevant
Check the OHS practices of less experienced members of the workgroup or other stakeholders in the work context
If appropriate provide guidance and coaching to less experienced members of the workgroup to support them in working safely
If appropriate support others accurately record incidents and complete associated workplace documentation according to organisation procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities include-
• Reading and understanding on line resource documents
• Online work
• Observation and discussions in the class room
• Face to face teaching for OHS principles and procedures
• House keeping audit

Teaching Schedule

The face to face teaching to give an outline about OHS policies and procedures will be held according to the time table available to the students. Timetable will also be accessible through RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course. The resources can be downloaded from the topic section from RMIT learning hub of this course.


State, National and overseas Occupational Health & Safety sites:
(Select sites related to the state/territory you will be/are employed in) (National) (VIC)

Other Resources

The students can access library for more resources like-
• Videos
• Articles of interest
• useful external links
• Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will include participation in scheduled teaching sessions, completing online learning activities and assessment booklet to demonstrate elements of competence to the required standard in the health care settings.

Assessment Tasks

The assessment tasks include-
1. Successful completion of the workbook for topics 1-5 to determine and assess the underpinning knowledge of various aspects of OHS
2. House keeping audit to assess the planning, conducting and understanding of OHS activities

The dates for assessment submission are available at Assessment schedule in Online program blackboard site.

Assessment Matrix

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