Course Title: Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3304

Course Title: Follow WHS 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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5712C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Renee Costa

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99250886

Course Contact Email: renee.costa@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

In this course you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to follow work health and safety procedures for direct care work. You will learn about sources of risk to personal safety, and how to assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures. You will learn to Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures, and you will learn how to Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to yourself, your clients and others. You will learn how to follow procedures and strategies for risk control, and how to contribute to health and safety in the workplace. 


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however you will need to obtain a police check in order to participate in the practical placement and gain work in the sector as per legislative requirements.

You need knowledge of spoken English, as well as English literacy to a standard that is likely to meet workplace needs to enter the course. If you would like advice on the standard of English that is recommended for the course please contact the Course Co-ordinator via the details above.
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Elements:

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 WHS in the workplace


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the required skills and knowledge to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.
 


Overview of Assessment

In this course you will be assessed on the knowledge and skills that you have developed to meet the competency requirements of this course. You will complete assessments to determine your knowledge throughout the course which ensures you are equipped to perform your job role in the Aged Care sector, and the second method of assessment is where you give practical demonstrations of the tasks required in the job role for this course. These assessment tasks are conducted after you have had adequate preparation for the assessment and you will be supported throughout the assessment process. Some of the practical tasks will be done in the purpose-built facilities at RMIT; others will be done in your placement in a workplace setting.