Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5302 Diploma of Logistics

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit applies to managers working in a range of contexts. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements. Those who have or are likely to have responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role should undertake this unit.

The unit is relevant for people with obligations under WHS legislation, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS501A Ensure a safe workplace


1. Establish and maintain a WHS management system

2. Establish and maintain effective and compliant participation arrangements for managing WHS

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

4. Evaluate and maintain a WHS management system

Learning Outcomes

This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area according to WHS legislative requirements

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. 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.