Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5464C

Course Title: Apply OHS practices in the workplace

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6108 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ganesh Naik

Ph:+61 - 3 -  9925 4252


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 specifies the mandatory requirements of occupational health and safety and how they apply to the various electrotechnology work 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 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 of Occupational Health and Safety, which includes:

Classroom learning activities involve the following topics:
OH&S Fundamental
The work environment 
Chemicals in the Workplace 
Working with Heights 
Physical Hazards 
Working with Electricity

• Work simulated exercises related to correct manual handling and working safely with electrical tools or equipment.
• Practical exercises to demonstrate an understanding related to CPR, emergency procedures and emergency first aid for an electric shock victim

Teaching Schedule

This competency (OHTH5464C "Apply OHS practices in the workplace") will be delivered in conjunction with EEET6749C "Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals" . Please refer to EEET6749C course guide part-B for weekly teaching schedules.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Trade Journals

Black board and Students’s shared drive S:\

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
• Written assignment related to Occupational Health and Safety
• Practical demonstration in simulated workplace

Assessment Tasks

This competency (OHTH5464C "Apply OHS practices in the workplace") will be delivered and assessed in conjunction with EEET6749C "Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals" . Please refer to EEET6749C course guide for weekly teaching schedules and assessments details.

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is delivered in a cluster (Drawing and OH&S) in conjunction with EEET6749C and OHTH5464C (Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals and Apply OHS practices in the workplace). All the learning and assessment activities will include the components of both competencies UEENEEE007B and UEENEEE001B.
In this cluster (EEET6749C and OHTH5464C), minimum student directed hours are 28 in addition to 32 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 reports.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to
complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application
for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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