Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5585C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5298 - Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)

Course Contact: Thierry Demathieu

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8359

Course Contact Email: Thierry.Demathieu@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Melissa Tinetti

Phone: +61-3-9925 4468

Email: melissa.tinetti@rmit.edu.au

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Element:

1 Establish and maintain OHS framework.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS framework is developed that clearly expresses the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation within the organisation. 
1.2 OHS roles and responsibilities for all workplace personnel are defined to allow implementation of OHS policies, procedures and programs. 
1.3 Financial and human resources for the effective operation of OHS system are identified, sought and provided in a timely manner. 
1.4 Information on OHS system and its operational procedures is provided and explained to employees in an accessible form.

Element:

2 Establish and maintain participative arrangements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consultative processes are established and maintained with employees and their representatives according to relevant OHS legislation. 
2.2 Issues arising from participation and consultation are resolved promptly and effectively according to procedures for issue resolution. 
2.3 Workplace safety information collected through participative arrangements is provided to employees in line with organisational procedures.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures for ongoing hazard identification and assessment and control of associated risks are developed. 
3.2 Hazard identification is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by proposed changes. 
3.3 Procedures for selecting and implementing risk control measures according to the hierarchy of control are developed and maintained. 
3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified according to the hierarchy of control, and resources enabling implementation of new measures are provided promptly.

Element:

4 Review system effectiveness.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OHS induction and training program is developed and provided for all employees as part of the organisation's general training program. 
4.2 System for OHS record keeping is established and maintained to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury in the organisation. 4.3 Measurement and evaluation of OHS system is undertaken in line with the organisation's quality system framework. 
4.4 Improvements to OHS system are developed and implemented to achieve organisational OHS objectives. 
4.5 Compliance with OHS legislative framework is assessed to ensure that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum.

Element:

1. Establish and maintain OHS framework.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS framework is developed that clearly expresses the organisation's commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation within the organisation.
1.2 OHS roles and responsibilities for all workplace personnel are defined to allow implementation of OHS policies, procedures and programs.
1.3 Financial and human resources for the effective operation of OHS system are identified, sought and provided in a timely manner.
1.4 Information on OHS system and its operational procedures is provided and explained to employees in an accessible form.

Element:

2. Establish and maintain participative arrangements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Consultative processes are established and maintained with employees and their representatives according to relevant OHS legislation.
2.2 Issues arising from participation and consultation are resolved promptly and effectively according to procedures for issue resolution.
2.3 Workplace safety information collected through participative arrangements is provided to employees in line with organisational procedures.

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Procedures for ongoing hazard identification and assessment and control of associated risks are developed.
3.2 Hazard identification is addressed at the planning, design and evaluation stages of change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created by proposed changes.
3.3 Procedures for selecting and implementing risk control measures according to the hierarchy of control are developed and maintained.
3.4 Inadequacies in existing risk control measures are identified according to the hierarchy of control, and resources enabling implementation of new measures are provided promptly.

Element:

4. Review system effectiveness.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 OHS induction and training program is developed and provided for all employees as part of the organisation's general training program.
4.2 System for OHS record keeping is established and maintained to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury in the organisation. 4.3 Measurement and evaluation of OHS system is undertaken in line with the organisation's quality system framework.
4.4 Improvements to OHS system are developed and implemented to achieve organisational OHS objectives.
4.5 Compliance with OHS legislative framework is assessed to ensure that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to Elements


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course


Teaching Schedule

This competency is a clustered delivery and forms part of Theme 2 which has two Competencies:

CPPDSM5009A Co-ordinate risk management system in property
CPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

Theme Dates Semester 1 2016 RMIT CodeCPP50511 Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management) RMIT C5298
T28/03/2016BUSM6368CCPPDSM5009A Coordinate risk management system in property
T215/03/2016OHTH5585CCPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry
T222/03/2016OHTH5585CCPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry
T229/03/2016 Mid semester break
T25/04/2016OHTH5585CCPPDSM5018A Ensure a safe workplace in the property industry

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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 competent.

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Case study review and presentation 

50

Assessment 2

Consultation report

50

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered

Assessment 1

Assessment 2

1.1

X

 

1.2

X

 

1.3

X

 

1.4

X

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

3.1

 

X

3.2

 

X

3.3

 

X

3.4

 

X

4.1

 

X

4.2

 

X

4.3

 

X

4.4

 

X

4.5

 

X

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.


Assessment Tasks

 

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Case study review and presentation

50

Assessment 2

Consultation report

50

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2
1.1X 
1.2X 
1.3X 
1.4X 
2.1X 
2.2X 
2.3X 
3.1 X
3.2 X
3.3 X
3.4 X
4.1 X
4.2 X
4.3 X
4.4 X
4.5 X

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:
• Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
• Maths and science developmental support and advice
• English language development

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and Learning Support.

Disability Liaison Unit:
If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:
If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the university.
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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