Course Title: Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5660C

Course Title: Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4299 - Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

Course Contact: Geoff Moss

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4852

Course Contact Email: geoff.moss@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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 for this course.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) consultative processes.
Consultative arrangements, also referred to as participative arrangements, inform those involved in OHS matters, seek their input and provide opportunity for stakeholders to participate in decisions that may impact on the OHS of the workplace.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS302B Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes

Element:

1. Contribute to establishing consultative processes within the workplace

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Apply knowledge of relevant OHS laws, policies and procedures to contribute to the development of consultative and participative OHS arrangements in the workplace
1.2 Identify, record and address barriers to the successful functioning of OHS consultative processes
1.3 Contribute recommendations for those involved in OHS
1.4 Identify and record responsibilities of relevant personnel in the consultation process

Element:

2. Contribute to obtaining and providing information about OHS issues

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contribute to establishing a systematic approach to managing OHS by using systems and procedures to gather information on OHS issues
2.2 Utilise tools and techniques to source information from others about OHS issues and hazards
2.3 Identify and access sources of OHS information and data
2.4 Communicate relevant issues to others using appropriate communication methods

Element:

3. Raise OHS issues with others

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Raise relevant OHS issues in meetings and record relevant aspects of discussion in accordance with workplace procedures
3.2 Follow-up outstanding issues from meetings in a timely manner
3.3 Communicate outcomes to others


Learning Outcomes


Activities in this course aim to enhance your understanding of the relevant OHS laws, policies and procedures in the workplace, the IT industry and your organisation, and identify the responsibilities of those involved in the OHS consultative process.

You will also learn how to participate in meetings in the workplace where OHS issues are raised.

The Internet will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Activities in this course aim to enhance your understanding of the relevant OHS laws, policies and procedures in the workplace, the IT industry and your organisation, and identify the responsibilities of those involved in the OHS consultative process.

Using an assignment, and a variety of case studies, class practices and tasks and classroom discussion, as well as work-based observation, experiences and activities you will develop an understanding of the relevant OHS laws for the IT Industry and your organisation.  You will be encouraged to raise and discuss OHS issues in the workplace.
The Internet and YouTube videos will be used as a learning tool and a resource for students to seek and locate relevant information.
Learning activities may be modified during the semester to meet the needs of students in the current program and the needs of their workplace.
 


Teaching Schedule

WeeksTopicSoftware / ReadingPractical ExercisesAssessment
1Introduction to topic. 
Overview of course and relevance to traineeship and workplace.
Relevant OHS Laws for IT Industry and workplace.
PowerPoints
Reading List
Internet
Class Pracs

Assignment
Class discussion and observation

2Contribute to establishing consultative processes within the workplace.
Responsibilities of relevant personnel.
See reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Case Studies
Class Pracs
Assignment
Class discussion and observation
Case Studies
Class Pracs
3Contribute to obtaining and providing information about OHS issuesSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Online research - Internet
Case Studies
Class Pracs
Assignment
Case Studies
Class Pracs
4Contribute to obtaining and providing information about OHS issuesSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Online research - Internet
Case Studies
Class Pracs
Assignment
Case Studies
Class Pracs
5Raise OHS issues with othersSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Online research - Internet
Case Studies
Class Pracs
Assignment
Class Pracs
6Research and Assignment workSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Online research - Internet
 Assignment
 
7Research and Assignment workSee reading list and online resources
PowerPoints
Online research - Internet
 Assignment
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Class Booklet:  Participate effectively in OHS communication and consultative processes


Other Resources

Class PowerPoint presentations - How to conduct a really good safety meeting_v2.pptx
Case Studies
Internet and YouTube
BSBOHS302B Activity Booklet


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will consist of a range of class and work-based activities and an assignment.

You 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. You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your understanding of relevant OHS laws and procedures, practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:

  • analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios
  • demonstration of the application of OHS legislation when consulting with people in the workplace on OHS issues
  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OHS personnel
  • review of records of meeting where OHS issues were raised and discussed
  • evaluation of communication with others about outcomes of OHS issues raised
  • class assignment and/or tasks


Assessment Matrix

CriteriaAssignmentPractical TasksIn Class / Work ObservationIn Class TestingIndividual and Group Discussion
 
1.1xx  x
1.2xxx x
1.3xxx x
1.4xxx  
2.1xxx x
2.2xxx x
2.3xxxxx
2.4xxx x
3.1xxx x
3.2xxx x
3.3xxx x

Other Information

Access to an internet connected computer outside of class times – Internet connected computers are available in the School of Life & Physical Scienceslabs on levels 4, 6 or 8 of building 51, 81 Victoria Street, Melbourne.
Further lab access can be found in the student lab on level 3 (ground floor) of Building 8, in Swanston Street, Melbourne; as well as RMIT Libraries.
 

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