Course Title: Apply principles of OHS risk management

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5201 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Title: Apply principles of OHS risk management

Portfolio: SEH 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)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2010,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit addresses the underlying knowledge and skills required to provide a systematic approach to hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, with the emphasis on elimination or, where this is not possible, minimisation of risk. It also includes conceptual models for understanding the nature of hazards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS504A Apply principles of OHS risk management


1. Access external sources of information and data to identify hazards

2. Analyse the work environment to identify hazards

3. Assess risk associated with a hazard

4. Control risk associated with a hazard

5. Maintain hazard identification and risk control processes

6. Monitor and review risk management processes

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competence in this unit must be able to provide evidence of application of a risk management approach to identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling OHS risk, either in an actual workplace, simulation scenario or scenario.
Evidence gathered for demonstration of competence will involve products developed for systematic approaches to identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks; evidence of how these products were developed; and evidence of use of the products.