Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2020

Class Number: 3531

Class Section: SJO2

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Course Code: OHTH5920C

Course Title: Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Important Information:

This course is delivered and assessed in a cluster with Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003).

 

This course is delivered across two program areas in the school of Vocational Design and Social Context. You will be assigned to either the Social Care or the FSSI program delivery

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4365 - Certificate IV in Disability

Course Contact: Gwen Cawsey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 0886

Course Contact Email: gwen.cawsey@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course describes the skills and knowledge required for a worker to participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others in work environments that involve caring directly for clients. It has a focus on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.

This course applies to all workers who require knowledge of workplace health and safety (WHS) to carry out their own work, in both centre-based and home-based service provision.

This course is delivered and assessed with:

CHCLEG003 - Manage legal and ethical compliance

 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Element:

1. Follow safe work practices for direct client care

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow workplace policies and procedures for safe work practices

1.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.3 Identify any client-related risk factors or behaviours of concern, report them to designated persons, and record them according to workplace procedures

1.4 Follow workplace policies and procedures to minimise risk

1.5 Identify and report incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

Element:

2. Follow safe work practices for manual handling

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Follow manual handling procedures and work instructions for minimising manual handling risk

2.2 Identify manual handling hazards and report in line with workplace procedures

2.3 Apply control measures for minimising manual handling risk

Element:

3. Follow safe work practices for infection control

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Follow standard precautions as part of own work routine to prevent the spread of infection

3.2 Recognise situations when additional infection control procedures are required

3.3 Apply additional precautions when standard precautions alone may not be sufficient to prevent transmission of infection

3.4 Identify risks of infection and report them according to workplace procedures

Element:

4. Contribute to safe work practices in the workplace

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

4.2 Participate in workplace safety meetings, inspections and consultative activities

4.3 Contribute to the development and implementation of safe workplace policies and procedures in own work are

Element:

5. Reflect on own safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify ways to maintain currency of safe work practices in regards to workplace systems, equipment and processes in own work role

5.2 Reflect on own levels of stress and fatigue, and report to designated persons according to workplace procedures

5.3 Participate in workplace debriefing to address individual needs


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.


Details of Learning Activities

Classes where information is shared through talks and group discussions, and exercises are conducted to apply learning. Time in class, will also be spent working on applied assessment tasks.


Teaching Schedule

Workshop title

Unit/s

Explanatory notes

weeks 5 - 7 

WHS and legal

CHCLEG003

Manage legal and ethical compliance

 

HLTWHS002

Follow safe work practices for direct client care

 

Legal and ethical frameworks include legislation, policy and regulatory requirements and concepts of duty of care, dignity of risk and least restrictive alternatives. Over three workshops we explore this and your roles and responsibilities as support staff.

We must meet individual needs of clients within the legal and ethical frameworks of our field in the available time, budgets, staff numbers and capacity.

The NDIS is changing the landscape and we need to develop new ways of meeting client choices and preferences.

Undertaking our work within the legal and ethical frameworks of our field includes compliance with OHS requirements including manual handling, workplace safety, fire safety, community access and individual support practices.

In this cluster we consider safe work practices in the context of legal and ethical frameworks.  equipment.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The University Library has extensive resources and provides subject specialist expertise, research advice, help with referencing and support through:
The learning Lab
www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab
The Study Support Hub
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-support-hub
English for uni workshops
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/workshops/english-uni-workshops

 


Overview of Assessment

 

This course is assessed with CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance.   The assessment tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Prepare and respond to case studies  

Task 2: Develop and communicate a policy and procedure 

Task 3: Demonstrate safe work practices  

Task 4: Cluster quiz 1- workplace safety and legal and ethical compliance   

 Task 5: Knowledge quiz 2

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

Task 1  This task is a short-answer knowledge assessment task designed to assess your knowledge of safe work practices,

health and safety issues, compliance and ethical practice responsibilities involved in supporting clients.

 

Task - 2 The purpose of this task is for you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in identifying safe work practices and

managing legal and ethical issues. You are to analyse the three (3) different scenarios presented, and then identify

and respond to the legal and ethical concerns raised. You will then develop a workplace policy and procedure for

the workplace, using the template provided.

 

Task - 3 The purpose of this assessment task is for you to demonstrate that you can correctly follow procedures relating to:

· infection control

· the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

· manual handling

· emergency procedures

· hazard identification and reporting.

Task -  4 The purpose of this assessment task is for you to demonstrate that you can correctly follow procedure

 

Task - 5 Third Party Report

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through program administration

 

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students

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