Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: COMM5464C

Course Title: Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6085 - Advanced Diploma of Electrical - Technology

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Eddie Vanda

Phone: +61 3 9925 4456


John Charles


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 i) occupational work hazard identification, ii) identifying health and safety risks to workers, iii) classification of risks, iv) documenting control measures intended to eliminate or reduce the risk that could potentially arise during the conduct of work activities and v) consultation processes with those involved with electrical work. This unit primarily deals with the process involved in completing documentation and/or making appropriate modifications to pre-prepared documents.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE033B Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical


• Identify and document hazards and risks.
• Determine risk class and document control measures.
• Monitor and review the control measures.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Hazards are identified using appropriate processes with involvement of others, where appropriate.
Typically this will relate to such things as:
The type of job, 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
1.2 Risks associated with identified hazards are determined in consultation with others, where appropriate, and documented in accordance with regulations and following established procedures.
1.3 Provision is made to accommodate changes to documentation should unforseen hazards be identified
2.1 Risk class is determined for the risks involved in accordance with the regulations and following established procedures.
2.2 Control measures are developed on the basis of the determined risk(s) and risk class to eliminate and/or mitigate the risk to health and safety in accordance with regulations and following established procedures.
2.3 Risk class and control measures are agreed to and documented in consultation with all involved, where appropriate, in accordance with regulations and established procedures.
3.1 Documented control measures are made available for reference by all involved with the work.
3.2 Control measures are modified where required in consultation with all involved with the work in accordance with established procedures.
3.3 Documentation associated with the risk assessment process are filed in accordance with established procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Simulated work activities relating to occupational work hazard
Identification, includes:

• Identify Hazard
• Record hazards and assess the risk
• Determine the degree of risk in relation to different level of voltages
• Identify control measures so as to eliminate the risk
• Monitor and review process
• Practice and processes

Teaching Schedule

Please refer to the Teaching Schedule of EEET6781C (Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage) in the same cluster (LV Wiring and Electrical Hazards).

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Documentation of simulated workplace scenario tasks
• Assignment work related to occupational hazards, risks management practice and processes.

Assessment Tasks

Task 1 (Documentation Scenario): 30%
Documentation scenario to demonstrate identifying work hazards, record hazard and assess the risk in simulated work environment.

Task 2 (Documentation Scenario): 30%
Documentation scenario to demonstrate the control measure and eliminate risks, validate control measure.

Task 3 (Written assignment) : 40%
Written assignment to the understanding of legal responsibilities in managing and administering hazard and assessing risk in the workplace

This course is graded using the following course grades:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment.

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Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Essential Knowledge and Associated Skills (EKAS)

2.2.1 Enterprise communication methods
2.2.2 Enterprise work activities records
2.18.1 Occupational Health and Safety principles
2.18.16 Documenting hazards and identifying risks

This course is delivered in a cluster (LV Wiring and Electrical Hazards) in conjunction with EEET6781C (Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits) and COMM5464C(Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEE008B and UEENEEE033B.

In this cluster, minimum student directed hours are 12 in addition to 48 scheduled teaching hours.
Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation and writing lab reports.

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