Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: NURS5122C

Course Title: Contribute to OHS processes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: Bundoora Campus

Program: C4247 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: Eileen Milner

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennie Mather  9925 57547

Traineeship will only be delivered at the city campus

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 applicable

Course Description

This unit specifies the workplace performance required by an employee to contribute to OHS processes where there is a responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for work output.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTOHS300A Contribute to OHS processes


HLTOS300A /01 Plan and conduct work safely
HLTOS300A /02 Support others in working safely
HLTOS300A /03 Contribute to OHS participative processes
HLTOS300A /04 Contribute to hazard identification, OHS risk assessment and risk control activities
HLTOS300A /05 Participate in the control of emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan work in accordance with relevant provisions of OHS legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance material
1.2 Identify hazards as part of work planning and work process
1.3 Address identified hazards prior to starting work using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities
1.4 Report residual risk according to organisation procedures
1.5 Report incidents and injuries in line with organisation policies and procedures

2.1 Share information on safe work practices and work procedures with members of the work group
2.2 Check the OHS practices of less experienced members of the workgroup
2.3 Provide guidance and coaching to less experienced members of the workgroup to support them in working safely
2.4 Support members of the workgroup to accurately record incidents and complete associated workplace documentation according to organisation procedures
3.1 Raise OHS issues in accordance with organisation procedures
3.2 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative activities in a constructive manner to improve safety
3.3 Provide assistance to workgroup members to contribute to workplace safety
3.4 Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS representatives and OHS committees
HLTOS300A /04 Contribute to hazard identification, OHS risk
4.1 Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls
4.2 Check the workplace for hazards using itemised checklist(s) in accordance with work procedures
4.3 Contribute to risk assessments
4.4 Provide input to development and implementation of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of control
HLTOS300A /05 Participate in the control of emergency situations
5.1 Identify emergency signals and alarms and responded to them appropriately
5.2 Take initial action to control/confine emergency according to organisation procedures, and taking account of the nature and scope of the emergency
5.3 Implement emergency response procedures within scope of training and competence

Learning Outcomes

Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required to Check the workplace for hazards and risks using an itemised checklist and provide advice and feedback in a constructive and supportive manner on OH&S issues

Details of Learning Activities

Participation in formal lectures
Participate in online learning activities.
Participate in simulations of infection control
Perform elements of competence as designated for this learning segment to the required standard during clinical placement

Teaching Schedule

Semester One and Semester Two

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Crisp, J and Taylor, C. 2009. Potter & Perry’s Fundamentals of Nursing. 3rd Ed Elsevier: Sydney


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

On line assessment
Observation in the workplace with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge

Assessment Tasks

Observation in the workplace with questioning to address appropriate application of knowledge.
Online assessment
Case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.

Assessment Matrix

Online assessment task will be required to be completed throughout the delivery. The assessment task will represent 100% of the required marks.
Observation and assessment of clinical competencies will be ongoing during clinical placements.
To achieve competency assignment must be completed by due date and related clinical competencies achieved.

Students will  be given the assignment competency  guide at the commencement of each course.

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