Course Title: Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4298 Certificate IV in Telecommunications Networks Technology

Course Title: Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2012,
Term1 2013,
Term2 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to follow safe working practices and environmental policy in the management of telecommunications workplace tasks. It involves awareness of safe handling of active optical fibre cabling, laser sources and equipment.

It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.

Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction. Users should confirm requirements with the relevant federal, state or territory authority.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICTOHS2170A Follow Occupational Health and Safety and environmental policy and procedures


1.Identify OHS legislative requirements

2.Identify construction hazards and control measures

3.Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

4.Recognise safety requirements for work with optical fibre equipment

5.Identify OHS communication and reporting processes

6.Identify OHS incident response procedures

7.Contribute to the management of OHS

8.Contribute to the management of workplace environmental issues

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks section of Course Guide Part B.