Course Title: Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5229C

Course Title: Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Graham Timmins

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4732

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Cobucci
Building 51, level 06, Room 04
+61 3 9925 4898

Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This unit covers the competencies needed for following OH&S policies and procedures relating to hazard identification, assessment of risk and control of risks to ensure the employee’s own and others’ safety at work. Competencies include the ability to work safely in an engineering workplace, interpret safety signs and symbols and follow emergency procedures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM1.2FA Apply principles of Occupational Health & Safety in work environment


Follow emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

Successful completion of the online quizzes and written exam.


Follow safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

Successful completion of the online quizzes and written exam.


Report workplace hazards

Performance Criteria:

Successful completion of the online quizzes and written exam.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities for this course may include

• Teacher directed face-to face delivery of lessons
• Class discussions
• Pair/Group discussion
• Small group workshops
• Revision quizzes
• Worksheets
• Laboratory experiments
• Record keeping of experiments
• Presentations
• Research activities
• Note taking / Data collection
• Graphing activities
• Problem solving
• Use of calculator
• Use of computer, eg software programs and the Internet

Teaching Schedule

TAFE week no.TopicActivities
1 Introduction In class
2Safety policies and proceduresIn class
3Employee responsibilitiesOnline
4A safe and clean workplaceOnline
5Personal protective equipmentOnline
6Equipment and devicesOnline
7Manual handlingIn class
8Safety signs and symbolsOnline
9Identifying and reporting hazardsOnline
10Emergency proceduresOnline
11Emergency proceduresOnline
12Feedback and reviewIn class

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks for this course. All notes and online resources will be provided.


No additional references required.

Other Resources

Access to the internet.

Overview of Assessment

The student 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 technical requirements documentation, homework and in class exercises, written tests, practical problem solving exercises, presentations and practical tests. 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.

Assessment Tasks

Week 2 - Safety policies and procedures - In class  -  10%

Weeks 3 to 8 - Safety signs and symbols - Online - 50%

week 9 - Identifying and reporting hazards - Online  - 10%

Week 10 - Emergency procedures - Online - 20%

Week 12 Feedback and review - In class - 10%

Assessment Matrix

 Element 1 Element 2 Element 3
Activities (in class)
Activities (on line)

Other Information

Additional RMIT study and support can be obtained from the Study and Learning Centre (SLC). Further information can be obtained via the following website:

The SLC can also be contacted on 9925 3600.
The SLC can also be contacted via the E-mail learning query service.

University Plagiarism Statement
Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral, written or visual presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable. The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct, which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarised by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material.

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