Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4365 Certificate IV in Disability

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

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: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: 03 99250886

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge you require to work safety in the direct services sector.  Your focus will be on maintaining your safety, that of the people you support and your colleagues and, where appropriate, members of the public.

This unit will be delivered with:

HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems

CHCCCS011 Meet personal support needs

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

It will be assessed separately.  

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care


1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

5. Reflect on own safe work practices

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the unit you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements. By applying this knowledge and these skills, you will maintan your own safety and that of others in your work environments.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will include:

AssessmentAssessment TypeWord limit or equivalent
Assessment oneTheory QuestionsTrue/False, short answer ,200 words per response
Assessment twoIn class Workplace risk assessmentWorkSafe Victoria worksite risk assessment tool
Assessment three

Performance evidence: workplace professional discussion and sighting of evidence of work roles, responsibilities and training,Third Party report  from workplace supervisor

documents to be sighted by Assessor within the agency guidelines for privacy and confidentiality.