Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5464C

Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6084 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Systems Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kenneth Falzon
PHONE: 99254716 FAX: (03) 99254377

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

Co-requisites: ISYS5668C, ISYS5678C, OHTH5468C

Course Description

This unit specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology functions. It encompasses responsibilities for health and safety, risk management processes at all operative levels and adherence to safety practices as part of the normal way of doing work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE001B Apply OHS practices in the workplace


1. Prepare to enter a work area.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Instruction in hazards and risk control measures for specific work functions and work areas are identified and obtained.
1.2 Work area access permits are obtained from appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
1.3 Preparations for electrical and non-electrical isolation are carried out to prevent creation of hazards from loss of machine/system/process control according to established procedures.
1.4 Tools and equipment needed for the work are checked for safety and correct functionality according to established procedures and regulatory requirements.


2. Apply safe working practices.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risk are followed accurately.
2.2 Workplace procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are followed according to work procedures and scope of responsibility and competencies.


3. Follow safe workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Hazards are identified and control measures implemented and monitored through active participation in the consultation process with employer and other employees.
3.2 Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate personnel according to established procedures.
3.3 OHS records of incidents are completed in accordance with regulatory requirements and established procedures.
3.4 Workplace instructions and training are followed accurately within established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning and simulated work activities to demonstrate an understanding and documentation of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:
Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
Electrical conditions, Energy levels,
Radiation levels, Toxic substances, Airborne particles,
Pressure discharge, Explosive atmosphere, Work-site
location, General work-site conditions, Specific work
location, Moving parts, Tools and equipment, Workers
competence and/or capacity and/or personal effects

Teaching Schedule

This competency will be delivered in a wholistic maner together with comptencies UEENEED043B Install and Configure a computer Operating system (ISYS5678C), UEENEED043B Install and Configure a Computer Operating System (ISYS5678C) and UEENEEE001B Apply OH&S Practices inthe Workplace (OHTH5464C)

Week 1 Introduction to course:
• Course guide
• Assessment
• Overview of course Content
• Resources
• OH&S issues
• Lab procedures, tools and safety
• Exercise 1 – Lab safety and electrostatic discharge

Week 2 Lecture/tutorial:
• PC components, OH&S - Hazards associated with job type
• Exercise 2 - Physical inspection of PC and identification of components

Week 3 Lecture/tutorial:
• How PC components interoperate, OH&S - Safety risk control
• PC disassembly and reassembly

Week 4 Lecture/tutorial:
• Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting, The OH&S documentation process
• Operating systems fundamentals
• Fault finding

Week 5 Lecture/tutorial:
• Printers and scanners, OH&S - Electrical hazards
• Lab exam 1 Lab exam 1

Week 6 Lecture/tutorial:
• Networking fundamentals, OH&S - Radiation hazards
• Boot process and BIOS configuration
• Installation of operating system

Week 7 Lecture/tutorial:
• Network security, OH&S - Toxic substances
• Installation of dual boot system, configuration and management

Week 8 Lecture/tutorial:
• Communications skills, OH&S - Airborne particles
• Advanced personal computers
• Peer to peer networking
• Security

Week 9 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating systems, OH&S - Explosive hazards
• Command line interface
• Command line interface

Week 10 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced operating system
• Recovery console, Industrial worksite hazards
• Recovery console

Week 11 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced laptops and portable devices, OH&S - Tools and equipment
• Unattended installation
• Configuring a UPS

Week 12 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced networks, OH&S - Rotating machinary hazards
• Peer to peer networking and troubleshooting

Week 13 Lecture/tutorial:
• Advanced security, OH&S - Electrical storage devices; capaciitors and inductors
• PC security

Week 14 Lecture/tutorial:
• Disk and resource management, Correct use of electrical measuring devices
• Disk resource management

Week 15 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision,

• Catch up and revision

Week 16 Lecture/tutorial:
• Revision
• Lab exam 2
Lab journal submission

17 Final exam
Final exam

Week 18 Assessment feedback, catch-up and finalisation for exams, laboratory work, and project

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Internet and trade journals

Overview of Assessment

Practical test
Written Examination

Assessment Tasks

Assessment task 1 (project): 30%
Written assignment to demonstrate an understanding of industrial hazards
Assessment task 2 (Practical demonstration in simulated workplace): 30%
Written examination to demonstrate an understanding of assessing risk, implementing risk control and documentation (40%)

Assessment Matrix

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