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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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: 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.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Relevant regulatory and enterprise policies and procedures that identify the requirements for conduct of safe work are interpreted and understood.
1.2. Workplace housekeeping measures are identified in accordance with standard enterprise procedures. 
1.3. Use of personal protective equipment and clothing is identified and understood and maintenance measures are interpreted and understood according to regulatory and enterprise procedures.
1.4. Safety signs and symbols are interpreted and understood, and their directions observed in accordance with enterprise and safety requirements. 


2. Interpret reporting procedures for workplace hazards.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Workplace hazards are correctly identified and reporting procedures interpreted and understood according to standard enterprise procedures.


3. Interpret emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Method of contacting the appropriate personnel and emergency services in the event of an accident is appropriate to enterprise requirements.
3.2. Emergency and evacuation procedures are interpreted and understood to ensure safe conduct of personnel according to enterprise procedures.
3.3. Use of emergency equipment is correctly identified to comply with regulatory or enterprise 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

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

Week 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.

Week 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 week)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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 (50%)

Assessment 2 - Written Exam (Closed book) (50%)

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.Courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment.

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 for assessment

Assessment Matrix


Assessment TaskElementPERF. CRITERIAMarkProportion of final assessment
Safety Audit Report1, 2, 31,1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3,5050%
Written Exam1, 2, 31,1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3,5050%

Other Information

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Disability Liaison Unit:

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

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an 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:
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