Course Title: Work safely

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4389 Certificate IV in Custom-Made Footwear

Course Title: Work safely

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2017

Course Contact: Tallal Khan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259118

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

You will develop skills and knowledge required to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others. Communication skills and understanding are also required to interpret and understand what is required to provide a safe workplace. This unit also requires the ability to use initiative and enterprise and problem solving strategies to identify and act upon hazards and risks within the workplace.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MSMWHS200 Work safely


1 Identify hazards and assess risk

1.1 Identify hazards in the work area before and during work

1.2 Access and apply relevant material safety data sheets (MSDS)

1.3 Assess risks for the identified hazards

1.4 Identify controls for these hazards from procedures

1.5 Review effectiveness of controls within the scope of authority

1.6 Identify and report remaining risk

2 Follow procedures for risk control

2.1 Control risks when working under minimal supervision by following workplace procedures

2.2 Follow safety signs and other safety indicators/zones

2.3 Select, use and maintain relevant personal protective equipment (PPE)

2.4 Handle and store items/materials relevant to job safely

3 Follow emergency procedures

3.1 Recognise emergency situations

3.2 Take appropriate initial emergency action

3.3 Follow procedures for dealing with a range of site/plant emergencies

4 Initiate suggestions to enhance task/ job-specific safety

4.1 Raise WHS issues with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures and relevant requirements of WHS legislation

4.2 Contribute to participative arrangements for WHS management in the workplace within organisation procedures and the scope of responsibilities and competencies

4.3 Provide input to minimise hazards in work area in line with organisation WHS procedures

4.4 Provide input to opportunities for development of work group's competencies in relation to WHS

4.5 Support the implementation of procedures to control risks using the hierarchy of control and in accordance with organisation procedures

4.6 Report to appropriate people in accordance with workplace procedures when non-routine hazards arise

5 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation and the organisation WHS policies and procedures

5.1 Follow workplace procedures to achieve a safe working environment in accordance with all relevant WHS legislation/regulation, including codes of practice relating to particular hazards within the workplace or industry

5.2 Identify the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers under the relevant WHS legislation

5.3 Complete (personally or with assistance) hazard, accident or incident reports as required by workplace procedures and relevant sections of WHS legislation/regulation

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

Assessment is ongoing throughout the semester and will consist of both theory and practical based exercises, predominantly in class but some out of class research and information formatting is required as well. Feedback will be provided throughout the semester on all assessment tasks.

All assessment tasks must be completed before competency can be achieved. Tasks that have not be authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is encouraged.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

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