Course Title: Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5893C

Course Title: Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4379 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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

There are no pre-requisites for this unit.

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation and maintenance of a Work Health and Safety management system (WHSMS) as it applies to own work area and job role.


It applies to individuals with responsibilities for contributing to an organisation's WHSMS as part of their work health and safety (WHS) responsibilities in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems


1 Contribute to developing and promoting WHS policy

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Apply knowledge of the elements of WHS policy to contribute to the development and promotion of the policy as appropriate to own job role and work area
1.2 Seek the contribution and support of others in the development and promotion of WHS policy as appropriate to own job role and work area
1.3 Apply WHS policy to own and others' job roles and work areas, and communicate and explain this to others


2 Contribute to WHSMS planning

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation to identify duty holders relevant to own job role and work area
2.2 Apply knowledge of the elements of a plan to contribute to planning as it applies to own job role and work area
2.3 Facilitate integration of return to work and injury management procedures into the WHSMS plan
2.4 Communicate and explain the planning process to others and facilitate their contributions to the plan


3 Contribute to implementing the WHSMS plan

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Implement the plan as it applies to own job role and work area
3.2 Communicate and explain the plan to others in relation to their roles and responsibilities as specified in the plan
3.3 Facilitate the contribution of others to implementing the plan


4 Contribute to evaluating WHS performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Apply knowledge of elements of WHS performance evaluation processes and methods to contribute to evaluation as it applies to own job role and work area
4.2 Communicate and explain evaluation of WHS performance to others and facilitate their contribution


5 Contribute to reviewing and improving the WHSMS

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Apply knowledge of elements of processes and methods to contribute to the review and improvement of WHS performance as it applies to own job role and work area
5.2 Communicate and explain review and improvement of the WHSMS to others and facilitate their contribution

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency.

Details of Learning Activities

This unit will be delivered entirely online and the  delivery involves presenting the learning material involving: case studies based on real life(work) situations. Simulated scenarios will also be used to ensure learners are work ready and familiar with the real work situations. 
Learners will work individually and in groups in virtual platform.   The activities are expected to be completed in a simulated or real work context. To inculcate teamwork and peer group learning, contributing in the discussion forum comprises part of assessment.
The teacher learner interaction and peer group work provide a source of feedback to learners to reflect on their underpinning knowledge. Learners will work individually and in groups and are required to read the course notes, resources and other information provided on ’myRMIT’.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Peer interaction/Discussion Forum 
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace/Simulated Workplace activities


Teaching Schedule

This program will be offered fully online with an optional attendance to a full day teaching/workshop followed up by online - facilitator led learning activities with access to learning resources 24X7 using "myRMIT".

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at:

If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person or online:

Overview of Assessment

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.


Cluster 2: The following table details the process of assessment for this cluster of units:

BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems (WHSMS)

BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and

Participation processes


Assessment Tasks


Task 1

Online Quiz – WHSMS


Task 2

Online Quiz – Consultation


Task 3



Task 4



Assessment Tasks

This unit will be assessed in conjunction with


BSBWHS405 - Contribute to WHS systems


BSBWHS403 - Maintain WHS Process

Online Quiz 1      

Online Quiz 2

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

To successfully complete this module, you are required to successfully complete each of the above assessment tasks.

Participation in Discussion Board for Formative assessment during the course of the unit

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Assessment Information

• To pass the course you need to pass, on average, each type of assessment (exam, prac reports, and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. But you also need to have passed the other assessments as well. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the prac reports).

• Extension of time for submission of assessable work- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available on the web ) at least the day before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for Special Consideration (form available on the Web). For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged at the HUB or online with supporting evidence (eg medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.

• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected

• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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