Course Title: Maintain workplace safety
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2016
Course Code: OHTH5867C
Course Title: Maintain workplace safety
School: 650T Vocational Business Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6141 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Course Contact: Robert Sheen
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5759
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs as part of a small work team.
This unit applies to workers who have a key role in maintaining workplace safety in an organisation. In their role they closely monitor aspects of work associated with the safe delivery of products and services, and they have an important responsibility in influencing ongoing safety in the workplace. At this level, work will normally be carried out within known routines, methods and procedures but may also involve a number of complex or non-routine activities that require some discretion and judgement.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBWHS301A Maintain workplace safety
1. Assist with incorporating WHS policies and procedures into work team processes
1.1 Use WHS legislation as the basis for meeting the health and safety requirements of a small work team
2. Support participative arrangements for managing WHS
2.1 Implement and monitor organisational consultative procedures to facilitate participation of the work team in managing work area hazards
3. Support the organisation’s procedures for providing WHS training
3.1 Provide advice on WHS training needs of individuals and the work team
4. Participate in identifying hazards, and assessing and controlling risks for the work area
4.1 Provide advice on hazards in the work area according to organisational policies and procedures, and WHS legal requirements
Details of Learning Activities
This course is not delivered in a face-to-face classroom mode. It is instead delivered online via our learning management platform (Blackboard).
A range of self-paced learning activities are planned for this course. The self-paced activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and may include your contribution to wikis and discussion threads, reflective journals, quizzes and interactive sessions.
We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:
- Program overview and requirements
- Overview of assessment requirements
- Pre-Training Review including:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
- Assessment of current skills and knowledge
- Competency/Grading Criteria
- Submission requirements
- Resubmission policy
- Where to get support
- Student responsibilities
The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows. (Please note that this schedule is subject to change)
|1||08/02/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
|2||150/2/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
2. WHS Legislation
|3||22/02/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
3. Communicating WHS information to your team
|4||29/02/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
4. Hazards management in your organisation
|WHS Quiz - due|
|5||07/03/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
5. Support Participative arrangements for the management of WHS
|6||14/03/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
6. WHS Training
|7a||21/03/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
7. Methods of Identifying Hazards
|24/03/16 - 30/03/2016||***Mid-Semester Break*** (No scheduled classes)|
|7b||28/03/16|| Working on Assessment Task – Workplace Scenario |
|8||04/04/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
8. Assessing and Controlling Risk for the work area
| Assessment Task –
|9||11/04/16|| Weekly Contents Blackboard topics:
9. Complete and Maintain WHS records of incidents in work area in accordance with WHS legal requirements
|10||18/04/16||Workplace Report – working on report|
|11||25/04/16||Workplace Report – working on report|
|12||02/05/16||Workplace Report – working on report|
|13||09/05/16||Workplace Report – working on report|
|14||16/05/16||Workplace Report – working on report||Workplace Report - due|
|15||23/05/16||Resits and resubmission|
The nominal hours associated with this course are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Overview of Assessment
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of:
* implementing organisational management systems and WHS procedures in own work area
* understanding of and meeting WHS legal and organisational requirements as they apply to own work area and job role
* knowledge of procedures for identifying hazards in the work area
* knowledge of procedures for assessing and controlling risks to health and safety associated with those hazards according to organisational WHS procedures.
Context for assessment
Assessment must ensure access to:
* safety processes relevant to the area of work
* relevant information and documentation on compliance requirements, such as:
* organisational policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and plans
* relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards
* relevant internal and external information
* appropriate office equipment and resources used in the identification and rectification of WHS compliance breaches.
You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.
The assessments for this course have been designed to allow participants to apply their learning to particular simulated work scenarios and demonstrate their competence in a variety of ways.
TASK 1 WHS Quiz (Grading weighting: 5%) (Due Date: End of Week 4)
For this assessment task you will complete an online quiz. Questions will be drawn from the various learning activities.
TASK 2 Workplace Scenario (Grading weighting: 45%) (Due Date: End of Week 8)
For this assessment task you are required to respond to a series of questions relating to 3 case studies involving workplace health and safety scenarios. The scenarios are focused upon work health and safety investigation, response and management skills.
TASK 3 Workplace Project (Grading weighting: 50%) (Due Date: End of Week 14)
For this assessment task you are required to investigate work health and safety risk/hazard assessment within a business.
You must satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks in order to achieve competency.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks (both hard copy and soft copy).
• Use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship when you submit work for assessment at RMIT University. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you must declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on Blackboard.
• Include a footer (appearing on each page of your assessment) with your name, student number, assessment title, course code, course title and page numbers. For example, Callie Harvey, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.
Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. For more Information go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension
The application form may be obtained from: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf
Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for Special Consideration. Applications for Special Consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. For more Information go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
The application form may be obtained from: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf
Resubmissions (VET Programs):
If your Course Assessment Task is assessed as not yet satisfactory, you will be allowed one resubmission opportunity only. Your teacher will provide feedback detailing what you need to do in order to satisfactorily complete that task, and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest score you may receive if your resubmission is deemed satisfactory is 50% of the total marks allocated for that task.
If your task is still deemed to be not yet satisfactory then you must apply in writing to your Program Manager outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in that course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as practical.
Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which an adjustment to the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate through your performance in the Course Assessment Tasks that you have all the required skills and knowledge as specified in the unit of competency (course) you are studying,
Your submitted assessments are the evidence used to determine if you have met all critical aspects of the assessments, and if any critical aspects have not been met, then you cannot be deemed competent in this course.
On each assessment task you will receive feedback against the competency requirements for that task, and the outcome of the task will be recorded as either satisfactory (all requirements have been met) or not yet satisfactory (one or more requirements has not yet been met).
Only when all assessment tasks have been assessed as satisfactory will you be deemed competent in this course.
Marking Guide (Grading)
Only after achieving competency in this course will you receive a grade corresponding to your level of performance in the course.
The reported Final Grade will be one of the following:
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
Further details regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
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