Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: OHTH5548C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 6

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 of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry.
It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


2. Identify construction hazards and control measures

Performance Criteria:

2.1.Basic principles of risk management are identified.
2.2.Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
2.3.Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1.Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
1.2.Duty of care requirements are identified.
1.3.Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained.


3. Identify OHS communication and reporting processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1.OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
3.2.Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
3.3.Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
3.4.Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.


4. Identify OHS incident response procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1.General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
4.2.Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
4.3.Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
4.4.Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number Topic                                                                 






Session  1 Work book ? 1.1 - 4.4 Assessment 1
 Session 2 Assessment 2, underpinning questions RMIT resource ? 1.1 - 4.4 Assessment 2
Session 2 Assessment 3 Signage Safety  3.3,4.2,4.3 Assessment 3
 Session 2 Assessment 4 Signage fire extinguishers  3.3, 4.4 Assessment 4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 10% weighing)
2. Assessment 2 - Completion of underpinning questions. (weighing 30%)

3. Assessment 3 - Completion of underpinning questions signage safety (weighting 30%)

4. Assessment 4 - Completion of Underpinning questions Fire extingishers ( Weighting 30%)
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                Element/ PC                                                              Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1                     - Workbook Activities Element 1.1   to                            50%
Assessment 2                     - Underpinning questions 1.1 to                                   50% 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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