Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: OHTH5960C

Course Title: Establish and maintain safe creative practice

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6150 - Advanced Diploma of Music Industry (Sound Production)

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Elena Popa

9925 4414

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.

It applies to individuals who are sole practitioners or working in collaborative teams across all sectors and areas of expertise, who are responsible for managing safety. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring safety. The unit could apply to a range of internal and external work environments, including workshops, studios, offices, field locations and performance venues.

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 unit, you will be have the knowledge and skills to effectively observe WHS standards in an entertainment industry event forum.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning will include class delivery from program staff and lectures from industry professionals, online research and activities, industry placement, and work integrated learning practical project engagement.

Assessment will be made through assessing your ability to engage with industry practice in accordance with industry occupational health and safety regulations, through both formal assessment and workplace event production.


Teaching Schedule











Introduction to unit & assessments
Introduction to OHS requirements

Elena Popa



Structure of Liability/Industry Practice

Steve Ward



 Industry Practice

Steve Ward 

 OH&S In the Entertainment and Events Industries

 Steve Ward 


OHS Major facility Analysis
Site visit to venue

 Steve Ward

Assessment 1 Due


OHS Major facility Analysis
Site visit to venue

 Elena Popa

2 due






Production role allocations

Elena Popa



Production Management in theatre and events

 Rosie Westbrook



Stage Management in events

 Rosie Westbrook



Event Preparation

 Elena Popa







Venue based event - prcatical project & assessment

 Elena Popa



Venue based event - practical project & assessment

 Elena Popa



Venue based event - practical project & assessment

 Elena Popa



Venue based event - practcal project & assessment

 Elena Popa



Venue based event - practical project & assessment

 Elena Popa



Venue based event - practical project & assessment

Elena Popa 








 Elena Popa

3 due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will look to evidence the ability to:

  • Analyse the needs of a particular practice and develop a set of systems, procedures and practices to support safety in that context
  • Identify key safety issues, including specific hazards and risks in the relevant area of practice
  • Apply general work health and safety (WHS) legislation and specific codes, standards or guidelines relevant to own practice.

Assessment will be made through practical application in a live music event production

Assessment Tasks

Assessment is made during the pre production and production of a series of live production events staged through semester 2.


1) JSA
You will provide a JSA report of the venue to identify risks / hazards and technical issues & requirements.
Completed Semester 1 - Week 14 (Ungraded)

You will complete a knowledge test on OHS practices and regulations
Completed Semester 1 - Week 14 (Ungraded)

You will complete your allocated role requirements in the major workplace project production staged for the unit according to the requirements of the assessment rubric.
Completed Semester 2 - Week 14 (Graded)


To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and once you have demonstrated competency, you will receive a grade for the graded Assessment Task (refer to MyRMIT for grading rubric).

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use 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

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrices are available through Program Administration.

Other Information

Note this unit features on site / in industry training and assessment.


Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

Cover Sheet for Submissions:

You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.


Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback:

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress:

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

Adjustments to Assessment (eg. applying for an extension of time):

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:

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

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning:

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.


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