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: C6151 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury

Phone 03 9925 4345


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

In this course you will cover the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in 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 competency, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include:

  • Class discussions
  • Industry examples and case studies
  • Reading course notes
  • Completion of Safe Creative Practice Assessment Workbook

Teaching Schedule


ClassClass Content and ActivitiesAssessment
1Course overview and assessment requirements. work health and safety (WHS) legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the specific area of practice. Commence Safe Creative Practice WorkbookAssessment 1 (Assessment 1 - Safe Creative Practice Workbook) handed out
2Legislative and WHS regulation. Continue Safe Creative Practice Workbook. 
3Essential WHS responsibilities. Continue Safe Creative Practice Workbook. 
4Safety guidelines and work environments. Continue Safe Creative Practice Workbook. 
5Hazards and associated risks. Electrical safety. Continue Safe Creative Practice Workbook. 
6Risk management and hierarchy of hazard control. Continue Safe Creative Practice Workbook, identify construction site diagram. 
7Complete and submit Safe Creative Practice Workbook.Assessment 1 due
8Identifying typical screen production work activities and hazards. Electrical safety 
9Risk Management and control measures for screen productions. 
10Filling out the Screen Safety Risk Management Plan. 
11RMIT Production Hazard Form. Worksite Induction (Screen Checklist) 
12Script analysis and formulation of Assessment 2 Part 1 (Safe Risk Management Work Plan)Last Advanced Diploma class with Simon Embury
13Complete and submit Assessment 2 Part 1 (Safe Risk Management Work Plan)Assessment 2 Part 1 (Safe Risk Management Work Plan) due
14Monitor safe work practice - short film production 
15Analyse safe work practice - short film production. Preparation of Safe Creative Practice Report 
16Complete and submit Assessment 2 Part 2 (Safe Creative Practice Report)Assessment 2 Part 2 due (Safe Creative Practice Report)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Screen and Media Production Guide

Safety Checklist for Film and Television

Other Resources

Other resources for this course are available on Blackboard.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and may include practical team based projects.

Assessment Tasks

Assessments in this course are ungraded.

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 where indicated, you will receive a grade.

Assessment 1  - Safe Creative Practice Workbook (Individual) Date Due: Class 7 (Submit to Simon Embury)

Assessment 2  - Part 1 - Safety Risk Management Plan (Individual) Date Due: Class 13 (Submit to Andrew Harrison)

Assessment 2 - Part 2- Safe Creative Practice Report (Individual) Date Due: Class 16 (Submit to Andrew Harrison)


Results that apply to courses that are delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment are:

CA: Competency Achieved
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. The assessment matrix for this course can be found on Blackboard or from your teacher

Other Information

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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