Course Title: Assist with responding to incidents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4330 Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Title: Assist with responding to incidents

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


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 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 assist with actions and activities performed in response to incidents.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS406A Assist with responding to incidents


1. Assist with identifying legislative and other requirements

2. Assist with implementing initial incident response procedures

3. Assist with collecting WHS information and data relevant to an investigation

4. Assist incident investigations

5. Assist in implementing recommended measures and actions arising from investigations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The following range of assessment tools may be used to assess the unit of competency:

1. Participation in Discussion Forum
2. Report Writing and/or Case Studies

3. Participate and completion of online quiz(zes)

to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to:

• analyse responses to case studies and scenarios
• assessment of documentation completed when contributing to WHS investigations
• assess knowledge of basic principles of incident causation
• review of reports on safety incidents, injuries and illnesses