Course Title: Manage work health and safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: OHTH5909C

Course Title: Manage work health and safety

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5357 - Diploma of Remedial Massage

Course Contact: Laura Yeomans

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4289

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Laura Yeomans

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

This unit is clustered with HLTINF004 (NURS5360) Manage the prevention and control of infection

Course Description

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

This unit applies to workers who have responsibility for WHS as part of their role, including workers with obligations under WHS legislation, persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs), or their officers (as defined by relevant legislation).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

HLTWHS004 Manage work health and safety


1. Establish work health and safety practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Access and interpret legislation, regulations, code of conduct and workplace policies and procedures for WHS 1.2 Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and assessment and control of associated risks 1.3 Ensure risk controls and hazard-specific procedures are consistent with the hierarchy of control and are monitored to support compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements 1.4 Identify requirements for expert WHS advice, and request this advice as required


2. Facilitate consultation, cooperation and communication

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop and provide consultative WHS activities to provide advice in relation to work health and safety issues 2.2 Monitor processes for ensuring that workers have an opportunity to contribute feedback on health and safety issues 2.3 Document outcomes of consultation and communicate to workers 2.4 Develop and implement processes to ensure that responsibilities and duties are documented and accountability processes are in place 2.5 Implement and monitor training programs to ensure identified WHS training requirements are addressed, including induction process


3. Monitor compliance with risk control processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Develop WHS record-keeping policies and procedures and provide information to workers 3.2 Monitor hazard, incident and injury reporting processes to meet legislative requirements and to inform future prevention strategies 3.3 Evaluate WHS record-keeping policies and procedures for compliance with legislative requirements


4. Evaluate and maintain WHS

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine WHS priorities in consultation with work group 4.2 Develop a WHS action plan taking account of priorities and training needs 4.3 Identify potential barriers to improvement 4.4 Establish processes to monitor achievement against the plan and update plans as required

Learning Outcomes

Please refer to the Elements of Competency above.

Details of Learning Activities

This will be an online course presented via webinar . Students are expected to read the class slides prior to the webinar this then will allow for any questions to be addressed and an online forum to be developed. 


• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the

student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning

• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a

valuable part of your learning experience

• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your

ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics

• Online discussions and activities to support and collaborate with other students in your course

and debate and discuss ideas

• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health


• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen

your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts

• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication

tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow

students by using the online learning platform

Teaching Schedule



Looking at legislation, regulation and codes of practice



Hazard identification: WHS and infection control



Hierarchy of control and its application to WHS and Infection control



Workplace policies and procedures/Identify and report incidents

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

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 Task 1 - Case Study  
Assessment Task 2 - Group project

Assessment Task 3 - Clinic checklist

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Case Studies - Assessment Due 10th March 2020


Students will be given 3 case studies- Within these studies are scenarios that will require the student to identify the WHS/INF problems , resolve the problem in the short term and identify who to report to the rectify the problem permanently


Assessment 2: Group Task - Assessment Due 10th March 2020

students will be allocated into groups of 5 to 6 . Then will them work together to deliver a power point presentation that can be used to educate other students on WHS/INF measures that can be implemented into a clinical environment. Students will present their presentation to 3 members of their student cohort and develop a feedback form that students can use on how useful this tool was to them.

Assessment 3 - Clinic Checklist  -Due 8th June 2020

A clinic checklist reviewed during WIL clinic ensuring that all aspects of clinic WHS/INF control standards are maintained.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Important information regarding Assessment Tasks:


Resubmissions are not automatic and will only be approved at the discretion of the Program Coordinator, after consultation with the teacher and each individual assessment may only be resubmitted once. 

All students will be contacted with 7 days by their course coordinator in regards to  resubmission completion dates.


Please note an opportunity to repeat clinical placement is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the Clinical Coordinator/Program Manager.




If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 5 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit or speak to your Program Coordinator.

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