Course Title: Contribute to WHS processes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4356 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting

Course Title: Contribute to WHS processes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Ms. Suzanne Dellas Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 14o6

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit specifies the workplace performance required by a worker to contribute to work health and safety (WHS) processes where
there is responsibility for own work outputs and possibly limited responsibility for the work output of others.

Application of this unit should be contextualised to reflect any specific workplace risks, hazards and associated safety practices

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this unit, however this unit is a pre-requiste for the three dental radiography units of competency.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS300A Contribute to WHS processes


Contribute to hazard identification, WHS risk assessment and risk control activities

Contribute to WHS participative processes

Participate in the control of emergency situations

Plan and conduct work safely

Support others in working safely

Learning Outcomes

1.1 Plan work in accordance with relevant WHS 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
1.6 Undertake WHS housekeeping in work area
1.7 Monitor own levels of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely and sustainably

2.1 Share information on safe work practices and work procedures with others, including members of the work group where relevant
2.2 Check the WHS practices of less experienced members of the workgroup or other stakeholders in the work context
2.3 If appropriate provide guidance and coaching to less experienced members of the workgroup to supportthem in working safely
2.4 If appropriate support others accurately record incidents and complete associated workplace documentation according to organisation procedures

3.1 Raise WHS issues in accordance with organisation procedures within appropriate timeframes
3.2 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative activities
3.3 Provide assistance to workgroup members or other stakeholders to contribute to workplace safety

4.1 Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls within appropriate timeframes
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 risk control

5.1 Identify emergency signals and alarms and respond 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

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is in the form of a Case Study and Third Party Evidence.