Course Title: Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: OHTH5854C

Course Title: Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5333 - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course Contact: Jenny Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: design.ve@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jenni Woods jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Accelerated Coordinator : Jenni Woods

Nominal Hours: 10

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

This unit of competency covers identifying and assessing the WHS implications of effects used in interior decoration and design, including furniture, hard and soft materials and accessories, to determine potential hazards for a range of customer groups.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MSFID4011 Determine work health and safety (WHS) implications of interior effects

Element:

Apply risk control measures to decoration and design solutions

Performance Criteria:

5.1
Project brief is analysed and potential safety issues identified
5.2
Solutions are evaluated for WHS implications
5.3
Range of options which may eliminate or minimise risks are identified
5.4
Most appropriate treatment for addressing risk is selected and applied to solution

Element:

Assess risk

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Likelihood of hazards causing harm is considered and determined
4.2
Consequence if the event should occur is evaluated and determined
4.3
Risk level (likelihood and consequence combined) is considered and determined

Element:

Assess safety implications for customers

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Range of customers for interior decoration and design are identified and potential hazards for customers determined
3.2
Safety measures implemented to control hazards to customers are identified and implications for decoration and design are evaluated

Element:

Assess WHS implications for interior decoration and design

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Hazards associated with materials used in interiors are identified
2.2
Hazards associated with effects are identified
2.3
Safety measures implemented to control hazards are identified and implications for interior decoration and design evaluated
2.4
Information resources on safety aspects of materials, effects and technology used in interior decoration and design are identified and accessed
2.5
Furniture and joinery ergonomics are assessed

Element:

Identify principles of WHS

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Duty of care and responsibilities of individuals and organisations are defined
1.2
Concepts of hierarchy of control are identified and related to the workplace
1.3
Codes of practice relating to specific workplace risks are identified
1.4
Importance of a systematic approach to WHS is understood
1.5
Applicable WHS, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to interior decoration and design are identified


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the elements


Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will take place in a studio, workshop or classroom using industry standard
tools and resources. You will complete exercises and industry style projects. You will also be
required to undertake independent study.
a mode of delivery is blended.
In class activities may include:
• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• lectures
• online activities


Teaching Schedule

WEEKCONTENTDUEELEMENTS
13OHS for Interiors Lecture
Assessment Task 1 - ONLINE QUIZ OPENS
 
 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.12, 4.2. 4.3, 5, 5.1,5.2, 5.3, 5.4
14Tutorial & review
Commence finalizing Task
 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.12, 4.2. 4.3, 5, 5.1,5.2, 5.3, 5.4
15Tutorial & review
 finalize  Task
 1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.12, 4.2. 4.3, 5, 5.1,5.2, 5.3, 5.4
16Work, Health & Safety OHTH5854CQuiz closes1, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 4.12, 4.2. 4.3, 5, 5.1,5.2, 5.3, 5.4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will be offered as a one day intensive with  the legislative authority - Worksafe Victoria


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 - Work, Health & Safety for Interiors Quiz - Due Date: Week 14
Open book quiz of approx. 25 questions.  This is the only assessment for this course.

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (see list below), but also utilises graded assessment

CHD: Competent with High Distinction (4 GPA)
CDI: Competent with Distinction (3 GPA)
CC: Competent with Credit (2 GPA)
CAG: Competency Achieved – Graded (1 GPA)
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for Assessment


Assessment Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit
of Competency is available from the course contact person (stated above)
 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to be successful in this course.
Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student feedback at RMIT:
Pick the following link to access the Student feedback webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse/Staff/Workplace%20essentials/Student,%20program%20and%20course%20administration/;ID=km6d4uzduuom;STATUS=A)

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
Pick the following link to access the Student progress policy webpage
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1)

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges
that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Pick the following link for Cover sheet for submission of works
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/s1llva641yxuz.pdf)

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level.
If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Pick the following link for details on applying for Special consideration
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w)
Further links - Application for extension of time
(http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf)

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity.
Pick the following link for more information Academic Integrity
(http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n)

 

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