Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5548C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator:

George Addison

Nominal Hours: 6

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

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.
It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
1.2. Duty of care requirements are identified.
1.3. Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.


2. Identify construction hazards and control measures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
2.2. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
2.3. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.


3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
3.2. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
3.3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
3.4. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.


4. Identify OHS incident response procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
4.2. Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
4.3. Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
4.4. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities

Code of practice identification.
Hazard cartoon sheet
working at hights
complete the JSA/SWMS
safety signs and tags in colour

Teaching Schedule

CI CARD Program is designed for six ½ hours of delivery for people in the building and construction Industry.
2 x 4 hour sessions or equivalent for new participants eg. Apprentices, VETs etc.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Lecture room
Overhead projector with sound.
Prevention of Falls in Housing Construction.
Hand out x 8 pages
Codes of Practice from Worksafe. One per student. (To be handed back)
CI card CD with patch.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
• Construction related Codes of Practice
• National Standard for Construction Work (NOHSC:1016-2005)

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment - Course in construction (OH&S Induction) assessment tool 1. 21883vic.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Grading available are:

CA Competency Achieved - The learner will be able to apply facts, rules and standard solutions to achieve a predictable task or solve a problem.
NYC Not Yet Competent
-Although the learner exhibits access to a limited range of facts and rules, the learner has difficulty applying these facts and rules to a familiar task.

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Assessment Submission:

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The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• PebblePad
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.
Good practice

• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc
Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.

The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.
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Special consideration:

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Other Information:
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