Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5255 Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s OHS system and procedures to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace. It requires the ability to identify and control workplace risks and hazards, and communicate workplace safety requirements. The unit has been contextualised and is based on Generic Competency ‘C’ in the National Guidelines for Integrating OHS Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards. The unit may form part of the licensing requirements for persons working in the property industry, including in the real estate, business broking, stock and station agency and property operations and development sectors, in those States and Territories where these are regulated activities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry


1. Establish and maintain OHS framework.

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements.

3. Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks.

4. Review system effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.