Course Title: Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5522C

Course Title: Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Mr. Shac Shaiye
Phone: 03-99258035

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

There are none

Course Description

This unit covers the competencies required to comply with occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations and work safely in aircraft maintenance areas and incorporates the requirements of NOHSC:7025(1998) Generic Competency A.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance


1. Interpret safe work practices.


2. Interpret reporting procedures for workplace hazards.


3. Interpret emergency procedures

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, class discussion,
and audio-visual presentations.

Teaching Schedule

Session 1. Introduction and overview of course; The Occupational Health and Safety Act, OH&S, employer and individual responsibilities and personal safety.

Session 2. Hazard control, personal protective equipment, OH&S audit, emergency procedures, fire prevention and evacuation procedures; Video demonstration of basic first aid care and management, CPR, treating fractures, sprains and strains. Dealing with burns, poisons, bites, stings, bleeding, allergic reactions, and hygiene control.

Session 3. Occupational health and safety symbols and signs; workplace designated occupational health and safety personnel. Revision of the course and student feedback. (Assignment 1 submission due)

Session 4. Written Exam (closed Book)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Notes on Blackboard

References  (Flight Safety Australia)                                                  (Human Factor Guide line Doc 9824  

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete and pass the following assessment task to demonstrate competence on the unit:

Assessment 1 – Individual Project-Report (40% proportion of final marks)

Assessment 2 - Written Exam (Closed book) (60% proportion of final marks)

All assessments for this course must be successfully completed to achieve a CAG (Competency Achieved-Graded). Only if competency is achieved will a graded result be given using the coding choices listed below:

CHD: Competent with high distinction

CDI: Competent with distinction

CC: Competent with credit

CAG: Competency achieved -Graded

NYC: Not yet competent

DNS: Did not submit 



Assessment Matrix



Assessment TaskElementPERF. CRITERIAMarkProportion of final assessment
Project Report1, 2, 31,1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3,4040%
Written Exam1, 2, 31,1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3,6060%

Other Information

Course Information

Please note: while your teacher will cover all the materials in the schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on the class needs and the availability of resources. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours.

Study and learning Support:

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

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Special Consideration

Special consideration is a variation to an assessment which takes into account the impact of unexpected or extenuating circumstances which have affected a student’s performance in an assessment or prevented them from attempting an assessment task, including examination. Please refer to find the latest information about the purpose, eligibility and process of special cvonsideration on the online form.

If you are seeking an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for more than 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) you 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.If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Assessment Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approved extension will not be accepted or marked.

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

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Email Information:
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails: suggest daily.

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