Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4235 Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2012,
Term1 2013

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively contribute to the application of a systematic approach to managing occupational health and safety (OHS) to ensure that the workplace is, as far as is practicable, safe and without risks to the health of employees and others. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


This course has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS401B Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS


1. Contribute to the implementation of information and data systems

2. Contribute to the implementation of OHS strategies, systems and plans

3. Support integration of OHS within the overall management approach

4. Identify OHS implications of proposed changes to the workplace and provide advice to control risks

5. Identify implications of all sources of change to managing OHS and provide advice regarding those changes

6. Evaluate effectiveness of the approach to managing OHS

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.