Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: OHTH5425C
Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4323 - Certificate IV in Justice
Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 35
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
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to implement an organization’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs by those with supervisory responsibilities, to meet occupational health and safety standards. In practice, the implementation of workplace safety and programs may be demonstrated in the context of generalist and specialist work activities such as delivering service to clients, using resources, making arrests, conducting searches, managing contracts, etc.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs
1. Provide Workplace Safety information to the workgroup
1.1 Relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice are confirmed as current and are explained to the workgroup using language and materials to suit their level of experience, existing knowledge and individual needs.
2. Implement and monitor participative arrangements for workplace safety.
2.1 Participative arrangements for consultation over occupational health and safety issues are implemented and monitored to ensure that all members of the workgroup have the opportunity to contribute.
3. Identify hazards and assess risks
3.1 Existing and potential hazards in the work area are identified and reported so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied.
4. Implement and report on procedures for controlling risks
4.1 Work procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the workgroup is overseen in accordance with workplace procedures.
5. Implement procedures for dealing with hazardous events
5.1 Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are implemented whenever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken.
6. Implement procedures for providing workplace safety training
6.1 Occupational health and safety training needs are identified, specifying gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by workgroup members.
7. Implement procedures for maintaining workplace safety records
7.1 Occupational health and safety records for work area are completed in accordance with workplace requirements for occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements and the following;
• Read, interpret and apply relevant legislation, Australian-New Zealand standards and organizational policies and procedures.
• Identify, assess, monitor and control hazards in the workplace
• Implement risk management and control through collaborative action with colleagues in the workplace.
• Implement policies to ensure training and recording of staff competencies are maintained
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of learning activities and include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• group activities/projects
• group discussion
• independent project based work
• ‘Workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecture feedback
Workshop One :
Class 4A Friday 13th February
Class 4B Friday 20th February
Class 4C Friday 27th February
Begin to read, interpret and apply the OHS Act. There will be two formative (non-graded) exercises for the student to gain knowledge and skills around workplace occupation health and safety.
Class 4A Friday 6th March
Class 4B Friday 13th March
Class 4C Friday 20th March
The legislative framework of responsibility, accountability and functions on the use of consultation to achieve results. There will be two formative (non-graded) exercises for the student to gain an understanding of completing OHS risk assessments.
Class 4A Friday 8th May
Class 4B Friday 15th May
Class 4C Friday 22nd May
Practical application of identifying and assessing OHS risks and assessments on OHS scenarios.
After attending workshops and for the remainder of the semester students are required to completed a series of risk assessments tasks upload into blackboard.
All completed risk assessment tasks are required to be completed and uploaded into blackboard as summative assessments no later than COB Friday 12th June.
NOTE: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
We expect that students engage in learning through a combination of lectures, individual reading and study, meaningful feedback on written work and structured activities that encourage critical thinking and the development of discipline specific knowledge and practical skills.
Students are active participants and this course prioritises learning by doing. It is essential that students take ownership of their studies and work on developing skills as independent learners in time allocated away from lectures and class time.
As a student you need to demonstrate both knowledge and practical skills relevant to the course content within the classroom environment. Engagement with educators and other students is critical to you maximising learning opportunities and achieving satisfactory results. Participation in classroom discussion and activities will allow educators to apply observational assessment during role-plays, exercises and assignments and provide you with feedback.
You will be required to sign an attendance sheet and if you are absent from class, it is your responsibility to advise your educator and complete any written tasks that may have been allocated.
Students are required to carefully plan and use their time productively and submit assessments as required. All assessments tasks should be researched and drafted well in advance of the set submission dates.
The course will use blended learning techniques, including; lectures, discussions, activities in class and learner directed activities supported by a range of resources available in class and on Blackboard system
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT
Student Progress- Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy
There is no prescribed text for this course.
PowerPoint’s for the lectures will generally be made available AFTER the class workshop; however these are not a replacement for attending workshops. Workshops may have additional information, activities or visual material, which will not be available through blackboard.
It is essential that you access the Blackboard site at least once a week, as announcements and emails are considered an effective means of communication between educators and students.
Overview of Assessment
Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including class participation, reading, on-line readings and tests, case studies and scenarios. Attendance at the Procedural Justice Camp encompasses simulated work environment scenarios that you will need to complete. Assessments will include the following;
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=c15i3ciaq8ca
1. Formative assessment task (ungraded)
In workshop one, students are required to complete a risk assessment case study and peer assessment using a template provided, each group is to provide feedback on completed assessments.
2. Formative assessment task (ungraded)
In workshop two, students are provided with six case studies based on scenarios identifying risks and developing a risk assessment plan.
3. Summative assessment task (graded) 10%
In workshop three students are to identify risks and develop a risk assessment plan to minimise risk.
4. Summative assessment knowledge test (online) 30%
Students are required to read and research articles uploaded into blackboard, these articles related to OH&S processes.
5. Summative assessment knowledge test (online) 60%
Students are required to complete a final assessment based on six simulated scenarios of OH & S practices.
Comprehensive details of these assessment tasks will be provided to students before completion of workshop three and online via blackboard.
This is available via MyRMIT/Studies
The assessments have been designed to cover all Learning Outcomes and will be graded in accordance with RMIT’s Mark Table which is as follows:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment
Grades which apply to course delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not-graded)
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
Any due date for any assignment is to be considered a deadline. You can submit work at any time prior to the submission date, but it must be into the Administration office by close of business (5pm) of the day the submission is due.
As a student of the Justice VE program, it is expected that you adhere to the following criteria regarding essays/research/reports;
1. For a Certificate IV written assessment task/s – no less than 1500 words, 2 academic references and ONE in-text citation per paragraph.
2. A paragraph is usually between 200 – 250 words.
3. A sentence is usually between 20 - 25 words.
4. American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing Style is the EXPECTED referencing style for the school of Criminal Justice (VE).
5. We highly recommend that all students download a copy of the APA Referencing Guide which is available on the Blackboard or purchase a Pocket Guide to APA style from the campus bookshop.
6. APA Referencing system is to be used and all in-text citations must be recorded according to APA standards.
7. An academic reference is a scholarly source (journal articles that are peer reviewed, a published book, an approved government or organisation website etc.).
8. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
9. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical ordered and organised manner.
10. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research.
11. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in either Arial or Times Roman. Do not submit double paged assessments.
12. All assignments to be submitted via the Drop Box (Building 37, level 2) and submitted via email to the Advanced Diploma email address to verify submission (email@example.com). Assessments must be submitted by 5pm (close of business).
13. Written assessments will also be submitted with a Turnitin Report attached (as instructed by your Educator).
Please refer to RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by a due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
In accordance with RMIT policy, you may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
• Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
• Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
• Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
You must keep a copy of your assessment until the graded submission has been returned or marks have been posted.
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT student email address.
An extension up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by Course coordinators or individual educators.
Extension of time longer than 7 days can only be granted through special consideration.
Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.
For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission of assignments will be penalised as follows:
Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each working day late.
No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
• You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
• You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
• You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
• Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity.
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing PSPOHS401B Implement Workplace Safety Procedures and Programs.2015. version 1.docx
Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
• Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1– and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - PSPOHS401B Implement Workplace Safety Procedures and Programs.2015. version 1.docx
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
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