Course Title: Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3262

Course Title: Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace


Bundoora Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Susan Russell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254637

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is specifically designed to cater for safety aspects of work involving delivery of services in aged care, home and community care and disability services
The unit focuses on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not Applicable

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCOHS312B Follow safety procedures for direct care work


1. Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

2. Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

3. Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others

4. Identify other hazards and assess risk

5. Follow procedures and strategies for risk control

6. Contribute to OHS in the workplace

Learning Outcomes

The leaner will have  demonstrated the  essential knowledge required to effectively do the task outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage the task and manage contingencies in the context of the identified work role. They will have demonstrated the ability to  Apply and describe procedures for:
 recognising hazards, particularly with regard to manual handling, in the workplace
 reporting hazards identified using documented organisation processes
 Identify manual handling risk and modify work practices appropriately
 Identify risks to personal safety and apply accepted practices to minimise risk
 Demonstrate standard infection control procedures, including use of approved hand washing techniques
 Work safely, and follow the enterprise’s OHS policies and procedures
 Identify, report and manage workplace hazards (within the limits of worker control)
 Undertake appropriate observation and reporting.

Allowing the learner to have optimised their employability skills.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will take place in an aged care facility under the supervision of a trained staff member who will need to sign off on a check list provided by the trainer.It will allow the leaner to consolidate the theory into paraqctical. And gather experince in the field and promote confidence. They will also participate in role plays within the class room and hand in written case studies and questionnaires. All of the above within the content of this unit.