Course Title: Participate in workplace safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: HWSS5347C

Course Title: Participate in workplace safety procedures

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4150 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator: Spiros Soulis  location :51.02.06

Xenia Girdler: location 51.02.06

Nominal Hours: 30

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

On completion of this course, the worker will be able to identify occupational health and safety hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating and contributing to OHS management issues.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCOHS301A Participate in workplace safety procedures


Contribute to OHS in the workplace.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plan work in accordance with relevant provisions of OH&S legislation, standards, codes of practice/compliance codes and guidance materials.
1.2 Identify hazards as part of work planning and work process.
1.3 Address identified hazards prior to starting work using judgement within defined scope of responsibilities
1.4 Report residual risk according to organizational procedures.
1.5 Report incidents and injuries inline with organizational policies and  procedures
1.6 Undertake OH&S housekeeping in the work area.
1.7 Maintain and update own knowledge of OH&S issues as they apply to workplace systems, equipment and processes.
1.8 Manage own level of stress and fatigue to ensure ability to work safely.


Follow procedures and strategies for risk control.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Raise OH&S issues in accordance with organizational procedures.
2.2 Contribute to workplace meetings, workplace inspections or other consultative  activities in a constructive manner to improve safety.
2.3 Provide assistance to work group members to contribute to workplace safety.
2.4 Apply knowledge of roles and responsibilities of OH^S Representatives and OH&S committees.


Identify hazards and assess risk.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Report identified hazards and inadequacies in risk controls.
3.2 Check the workplace for hazards using itemized checklist(s) in accordance with work procedures.
3.3 Contributes to risk assessments.
3.4 Provide input to develop and implementation of control measures, with reference to the hierarchy of control 

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Students will be participating in classroom based scenarios to apply current legislative requirements and organizational practices sequentially to develop the ability to read, interpret and apply the OH&S Act in their work practice.

Students will then receive an assessable task of several scenarios in which they must a) identify what policies or procedures are in place or need to be developed to respond to the perceived or real risk or hazard. they must also then apply the specific section of the OH&S Act which supports their actions as and OH&S Representative.

Teaching Schedule

Students will be engaged in two full days of classroom lectures and exercises to ensure they have a working knowledge of the legislation and supporting Work Safe Victoria codes of conduct or compliance

Students will then be provided with an assessable task which will require 10-14 hours of self-paced activity to demonstrate competency in all elements.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

The OH&S Act 2004
OH&S Regulations
Work Safe Victoria

Overview of Assessment

Role Plays
In-class tests

Assessment Tasks

Students will receive six scenarios which cover the elements of competency and provide a clear demonstration of thjeir ability to read, intrerpret and apply appropriate legislation or organizational procedures in the workplace.

Assessment Matrix

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