Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OHTH5595C

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Contact: Doug Gourlay

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5944

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Inna Kazakevich


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


Course Description

This unit is concerned with OHS responsibilities of employees with supervisory responsibilities to implement and monitor the organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety policies, procedures and programs in a small team to meet legislative requirements.  This unit contains employability skills.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety


1. Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the work team

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2. Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety

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3. Support the organisation's procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training

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4. Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area

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Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will study the theory of maintaining workplace safety and occupational health and safety in the work place through textbook reading or online resources, industry practice observations, researching the Internet and observations undertaken in the workplace. These concepts will also be explored through the investigation of an appropriate real work environment

Teaching Schedule

Delivery schedule

There is no weekly teaching schedule for delivery of course content as the purpose of this offering is to provide you with the necessary support required to assist you to satisfactorily complete the required assessments.

This is a course offering designed for ‘repeating students’ (i.e. those students who have previously enrolled in this course, but who have not satisfactorily completed all of the assessment requirements for this course). It is not intended that the course content be re-taught (or taught for the first time) and so the course will comprise a series of scheduled, facilitated workshops (if enrolment numbers are sufficient) or, where enrolment numbers don’t warrant the use of workshops, a mentoring system whereby you will engage with your course teacher at a mutually agreed time to receive the same kind of support that might otherwise have been provided in a facilitated workshop.

At any rate, the focus of the workshops or mentoring arrangements is the preparation for, and undertaking of, whatever assessments are need to complete the requirements of this course.


(1) Your class teacher will confirm the schedule of workshops (where applicable).

(2) If you have enrolled in this course with the belief or understanding that you would receive regular, classroom content teaching, then you are advised to withdraw from this course prior to census date, unless you now wish to accept the proposed mode of delivery for repeating classes as described earlier in this section.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

'BSBCMN311B Maintain workplace safety', Scope, Pearson Education


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate

• review of documents on workplace OHS legislation, codes, standards, policies and procedures relevant developed and communicated to employees

• analysis of responses to case studies and scenarios

• demonstration of the application of OHS legislation in conducting work safely

• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of research and data collection methods to obtain evidence of compliance with OHS legislation

• assessment of duty of care arrangements. 

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

You are required to complete 2 assessment tasks:

Task 1. Textbook Activities ( 4 activities) You need to complete the activities in chapter 1-4 in the textbook 'Maintain Workplace Safety'. The purpose of this assessment is to demonstrate your understanding of workplace safety issues.

Due: To be advised Submission: Submit online through OHTH5595C Maintain Workplace Safety blackboard site or as otherwise directed by your course teacher

Task 2. Work-based Report

Due: To be advised Submission: Submit online through OHTH5595C Maintain Workplace Safety blackboard site or as otherwise directed by your course teacher

To pass this course you must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks.


Assessment Matrix

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