Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5298 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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science


Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation s work health and safety (WHS) system and procedures to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace. It requires the ability to identify and control workplace hazards and risks, and communicate workplace safety requirements.

 The unit supports the work of those involved in establishing, maintaining and evaluating a property industry organisation s risk management systems. It applies to those involved in working with WHS systems and procedures to ensure own safety and that of others in the workplace.

 Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit in some States and Territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPPDSM5018 Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry


1. Establish and maintain WHS 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

Refer to Elements

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

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competency.


Task 1

Written Report - OHS Documentation

Task 2

Written Report - Case study


To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.