Course Title: Work safely

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: OHTH5963C

Course Title: Work safely

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4390 - Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development and Production

Course Contact: Deborah Wills-Ives

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9233

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Rachel Halton



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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this Course you will develop skills to apply workplace policies and procedures to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
This course consists of 2 Units of Competency that are clustered together for delivery and assessment.
The other Unit of Competency in this clustered course is MSTGN4010 Implement and monitor WHS and environmental systems in the workplace
Please note there will be some adjustments made to the delivery of this course when taken as part of the evening classes in the part-time program.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSMWHS200 Work safely


1 Identify hazards and assess risks

Performance Criteria:

  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

Performance Criteria:

  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

Performance Criteria:

  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 emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

  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

Performance Criteria:

  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. For guidance on specific learning outcomes refer to critical aspects of assessment or the performance evidence

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities that will be undertaken in this course include:
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion
• research
• independent project based work
• simulated workplace activities.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule



Class content



Introduction to Units _ OH&S Guidelines / Introduction to Assessment 1: Online Assessment.  Introduction to the OH&S Act, Key Concepts, Risks and Hazards



Key concepts, Hazard Identification.  Hierarchy of Risks

Activity:  Risk Assessment for Textile Studio / Manual Handling

Introduction to Assessment 2: Studio Safety Guidelines



Assess risks associated with the hazards of a Textile Studio / Identify and apply standard controls / OHS checklists

Assessment Due:  Assessment 1 _Online Assessment



Studio Safety Analysis: Analysing the work environment to identify hazards



Hazard Identification _ hierarchy of control, PPE, signs, labels and alarms

appropriate responses to non-standard situations



Applying organisational management systems and procedures to implement and monitor OHS and environmental policies and workplace procedures



Self-Directed Studio: Analysing the work environment to identify hazards

Preparing workplace procedures & recording and reporting practices.



Self-Directed Studio: Analysing the work environment to identify hazards

Completing workplace procedures & recording and reporting practices.

Assessment Due:  Assessment 2 _Studio Safety Guidelines


Mid-semester break

27 August, 2018 – 7 September, 2018





Course Code                        MIET 7602C & MANU 7397C                                            

Course Title                           Apply quality standards & Coordinate quality assurance for TCF products and services

School                                    School of Fashion & Textiles

Program                                 C4390 (MST40116) Certificate IV in Textile Design, Development & Production




Quality _ Course overview, Introduction to Project Briefs

Introduction to relevant quality standards, policies and procedures



Quality Principles  _  Quality Control - relevant quality standards, policies and procedures



Quality Principles  _  Quality Assurance _ Establishing production processes, material and quality checking procedures



Quality Principles _ Specification Sheets - Establishing quality assurance expectations for or a small range by documenting specifications of raw materials and goods to be supplied




Implement project quality improvements confirming precise quality requirements with supplier and negotiating agreed quality assurance system and delivery dates



Maintaining records of quality assurance process and preparing reports according to workplace procedures.



Preparing reports according to workplace procedures.

Assessment Due:  Quality Assurance Manual

Assessment Due: Specification Sheets



Feedback on assessments

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the assessment to a satisfactory standard.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.

Competency is achieved only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period. Students are advised that they may be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to confirm aspects of competency not evidenced in class or through assessments.

Results for this course are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did not Submit for Assessment

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online:

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Due date: Week 3 
Online Assessment Module 
This online learning and assessment task will enable you to identify information about OH&S policies including controlling hazards and assessing risks, identify and interpret signs and symbols, including emergency alarms & maintaining OH&S records.

Assessment Task 2: Due date: Week 8 
Studio Safety Guideline Document 
Prepare a Studio Safety Guideline document that provides detail on the daily operations of a Textile Studio (print, weave, knit) detailing floorplans for equipment locations, safety material location, storage & detail on each of the following OH&S considerations:

Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

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


Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.



Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.


Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.


Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.


Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.


Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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