Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4363 C4363 Certificate IV in Community Services

Course Title: Maintain work health and safety

Portfolio: DSC 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


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Bronwyn Tanti

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9079

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and work practices as part of a small work team.

This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining WHS in an organisation, including duty of care for other workers.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety


1. Contribute to workplace procedures for identifying hazards and controlling risks

2. Implement policies and procedures into work team processes

3. Support consultation, cooperation and communication

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment


Overview of assessment

  • There are 5 assessment tasks designed to be completed weekly, and intended to take no more than 30 minutes after the learning material has been studied for each session
  • All assessments are submitted via Turnitin on the Blackboard site.
  • All assessment tasks are available on the Google site, including a cover sheet.
  • All tasks are due before 8th April, however you are encouraged to use the recommended dates as a guide to effectively manage your study load.


Assessment task 1:

Written response to a scenario requiring reference to a range of risk assessment tools.

Recommended submission date 3rd March

Due date: 8th April


Assessment task 2:

Short answer questions about WHS law, and its practical application in the workplace.

Recommended submission date 3rd March

Due date: 8th April


Assessment task 3:

Written response to a complex scenario – identifying the correct procedure to follow, analysing respective roles, contingency strategy

Recommended submission date 25th March

Due date: 8th April


Assessment task 4:

Completion of some sections of an incident report form to demonstrate skill in effective reporting, and awareness of appropriate follow-up.

Due date: 8th April


Assessment task 5:

Written answers to questions about definition of ‘health’ under the Act, and application of knowledge in the workplace.

Due date: 8th April