Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: OHTH5954C

Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

School: 340T Art

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6149 - Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

Course Contact: Deborah Williams

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4472

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

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

Professional practitioners across all sectors and areas of expertise are responsible for the management of safety. In particular there are many safe work practices they must be adhered to whilst working in an art studio. In this course you will develop, skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements for a professional practice.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice


1. Determine work health and safety requirements for professional practice

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Research key features of legislation that apply to professional practice 1.2 Source and evaluate practice-specific codes, standards and guidelines that affect the management of safety in the relevant work environment 1.3 Develop systems and procedures that respond to work health and safety (WHS) requirements and effectively integrate those responses into practice management 1.4 Evaluate the role of others in practice safety and involve them as appropriate


2. Identify hazards and assess and manage risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify existing and potential hazards specific to the area of practice using relevant methods, templates and tools 2.2 Assess and manage risks associated with those hazards in line with established processes and according to WHS legislation and codes of practice 2.3 Implement and monitor developed systems and procedures in response to identified requirements for hazard control measures and risk assessment in the workplace 2.4 Develop and maintain current and accurate documentation to support hazard identification and risk management in workplace practices 2.5 Address hazard identification and risk assessment and management at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace to ensure that new hazards are not created


3. Monitor and enhance safety of the practice

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Maintain currency of WHS knowledge relevant to own area of practice 3.2 Seek feedback of colleagues on workplace safety practices and potential issues, and integrate improvements into systems and procedures as appropriate 3.3 Proactively identify other sources of information and professional development opportunities relating to safety 3.4 Integrate current and emerging ideas and technologies that support workplace safety into own practice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you learn through:

1.  Activities:

• online course

  • teacher directed activities
  • project work
  • independent research

You are expected to manage your learning and undertake an appropriate amount of out-of-class independent study and research.

Teaching Schedule

 Assessment evidence Tasks Elements
 Introductory task: High risk groupsi. Provide feedback on health, safety and security 4.1, 4.2
 Task 1: Emergency Proceduresi.Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security
ii. Provide feedback on health, safety and security 
 1.1,1.2, 1.3,4.1, 4.2
 Task 2 : Anatomy of an accident- What went                           wrong? i.Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

ii. Deal with emergency situations

iii. Maintain personal safety standards

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,

2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 

 Task 3 : Hazards in the Arts Questionnairei. Follow workplace procedures on health, safety and security

ii. Deal with emergency situations

iii. Maintain personal safety standards

iv. Provide feedback on health, safety and security

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,

2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment will incorporate a range of methods to assess performance and the application of knowledge and skills and will include:

Assessment will include:

  • A written report to assess knowledge and understanding
  • A questionaire

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. 

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

 Assessment task Content/requirements Due date
 Online assignment Assignment based on general and practice-specific OHS information.

Four separate tasks

Semester 2: July 10 - November 13

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact person (stated above).

Other Information


If requested you will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work.  This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.



RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.


Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1 (unresolved);

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