Course Title: Establish and maintain safe professional practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5709C

Course Title: Establish and maintain safe professional practice

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5308 - Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Jennifer Cabraja

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email: tafeart@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Phillip Allan

phillip.allan@rmit.edu.au


 

Nominal Hours: 30

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

None

Course Description

Professional practitioners across all sectors and areas of expertise are responsible for the management of safety. In particular there are many safe work practices they must be adhered to whilst working in an art studio. In this course you will develop, skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements for a professional practice.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVPRP505A Establish and maintain safe professional practice

Element:

1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research key features of legislation that apply to professional practice
1.2 Source and evaluate practice-specific codes, standards and guidelines that affect the management of safety in the relevant work environment
1.3 Develop systems and procedures for effective integration of OHS in practice management
1.4 Evaluate the role of others in practice safety and ensure appropriate involvement

Element:

2. Manage hazards and risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Assess existing and potential hazards and risks specific to the area of practice using relevant methods, templates and tools
2.2 Apply established processes for assessing and controlling hazards and risks according to OHS legislation and codes of practice
2.3 Adopt and monitor procedures for risk assessment and control
2.4 Develop and maintain current and accurate documentation to support hazard and risk management
2.5 Address the issues of hazard identification, risk assessment and control at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created

Element:

3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain currency of OHS knowledge relevant to own area of practice
3.2 Proactively identify sources of information and professional development opportunities relating to safety
3.3 Integrate current and emerging ideas and technologies into own practice


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered online, an initial face-to-face class will provide the information you need to access the online program you learn through:
i. online directions:

ii. Self directed activities include:
• project work
• independent research.


You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.


Teaching Schedule

Online Delivery TasksElementsPerformance criteria
Introductory task: High risk groups1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice1.1-1.4
Emergency Procedures1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks
 
1.1-1.4
Anatomy of an accident: What went wrong?1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks
3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice
1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5.
Hazards in the Arts Questionnaire1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks
3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice
 
1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5, 3.1.-3.3


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Web pages:

www.epa.vic.gov.au
www.environment.gov.au/settlements/chemicals/hazardous-waste/index.html
www.wasteexchange.net.au/
www.environment.gov.au/wastepolicy/index.html
www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/www/html/1517-home-page.asp
http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/www/html/3409-a-to-z-of-household-chemical-waste-disposal.asp
 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

Assessment will include:

  • A written report to assess knowledge and understanding
  • A questionaire

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. 


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard by June 7.

Assessment evidence                                                                                                        Element Performance criteria
Safety Audit of RMIT University, Cardigan Street building and Visual Art Department     1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5.

1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks

Anatomy of an accident: What went wrong?                                                                     1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5, 3.1.-3.3

1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks
3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice


Art Hazards Questionnaire                                                                                             1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.5, 3.1.-3.3

1. Determine OHS requirements for professional practice
2. Manage hazards and risks
3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

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