Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: OHTH5472C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3216 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Janet McDonald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99255134

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

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this course.

Course Description

This course covers the 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


Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

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


Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

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


Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

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


Work safely

Performance Criteria:

Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, reading and reflection and situated learning in the Virtual Enterprise in order to develop competency including underpinning skills and knowledge.

Teaching Schedule


 Weekly Schedule 
Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 8 FebIntroduction & Chapter 1:Working safely Text
Week 2 – 15 FebChapter 2: Implementing safety requirementsText
Week 3 – 22 FebChapter 3: Participating in OHS processesText
Week 4 – 1 MarChapter 4: Following safety proceduresText

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Aspire Learning Resources, BSBOHS201A, Participate in OHS processes, Aspire



Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each element of competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods such as class exercises, practical projects, demonstration of techniques in a workplace or the Virtual Enterprise and tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course.

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, reading and reflection and situated learning in the Virtual Enterprise in order to develop competency including underpinning skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Portfolio – 50%
Students will complete a portfolio of four (4) case studies worth 12.5% each. The Portfolio Guide is available on the DLS for this course under Assessments.

Virtual Enterprise Assessment - 50% due in week nominated by the student and teacher

The critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit is achieved by using the Virtual Enterprise as a simulated business that learners organise and run as a hands-on way of learning about business practices and procedures, and most importantly, achieving competency with other general administration courses in this program.

Assessment Matrix

ElementPortfolioVirtual Enterprise
Work safely√√
Implement workplace safety requirements√√
Participate in OHS consultative processes√√
Follow safety procedures√√

Other Information

In adherence with RMIT’s commitment to sustainability, course teachers will seek to incorporate environmental concerns in the facilitation of this course. These include, but are not limited to:
• Conserving natural resources
• Using recycled materials wherever possible
• Minimising pollution
• Applying energy savings measures
• Reducing waste
Students are encouraged to identify and follow environmental and resource efficient ways of working whilst studying this course.

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