Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5653C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C1073 - Certificate I in Transition Education

Course Contact : Liz Cotter

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254870

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 20

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 course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


Work safely

Implement workplace safety requirements

Participate in OHS consultative processes

Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

Work safely

1.1 Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2 Carry out prestart
systems and equipment checks in
accordance with workplace procedures

Implement workplace safety requirements

2.1 Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns
about safety in the workplace
2.2 Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report
them to designated persons and record them in accordance
with workplace procedures
2.3 Identify and implement workplace procedures and work
instructions for controlling risks
2.4 Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons

Participate in OHS consultative processes

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other
consultative activities
3.2 Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with
organisational procedures
3.3 Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks

Follow safety procedures

4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2 Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency

Learning Outcomes

Required skills

literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices

problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation

Required knowledge

responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant health and safety legislation

Details of Learning Activities

You will engage into learning activities that focus on the following

  • Working safely
  • Implementation of workplace safety requirements
  • Participate in OHS consultative processes
  • Following safety procedures


All of this will be within the context of preparation of working within a job role within community

Teaching Schedule

You will be provided with a comprehensive workshop schedule at your first class in February that will highlight the different days of the week and the classes that are scheduled for this course.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

You will be provided with the resources and tools for learning in this course. You will also have access to the resources in the library.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is determined via a combination of assessment strategies which may likely  include:


case study

simple oral and/or written questions

Assessment Tasks

There are three assessment tasks you will need to complete for this course.

Assessment task 1 - Oral questions

Assessment task 2 - Project and Observation

Assessment task 3 - Project and Observation

Assessment Matrix

This program is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment. Grades include -

CA: Competency Achieved

NYC: Not Yet Competent

DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

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 competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at:;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

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. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at:;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site:;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n


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