Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5543C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4158 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Dale Nason

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9426

Course Contact Email:dale.nason@rmit.edu.au


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

None

Course Description

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to participate in 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

Element:

1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

2. Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

4. Follow safety procedures 

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Attendance.
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, research and discussion. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.



Online Research.
This course uses the Online environment to conduct research and to post results in a Blog. It is expected that research is self directed with assistance from Course colleagues and the Teacher.


Teaching Schedule

SessionWeekSession descriptionLearning elements
1Feb13O’Week Introduction1,2,3,4
2Mar5Research Task #11,2,3,4
3Mar12Complete Task #11,2,3,4
4Mar19Research Task #21,2,3,4
5Mar26Complete Task #21,2,3,4
6Apr2Research Task #31,2,3,4
7Apr16Complete Task #31,2,3,4
8Apr23Final Session for ALL BLOG Tasks1,2,3,4


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

3 tasks

Students will be tutored with a verbal and/or written evaluation of their progress, within class time.
A final assessment of Competency Achieved or Not Yet Competent will be given at the end of the course when students will submit all completed work.
To be deemed competent students must satisfactorily complete all Learning Elements and related Performance Criteria.


Assessment Tasks

This course is Assessed as either Competent or Not Yet Competent ONLY.

To achieve competency the Learner must complete ALL Tasks set.
These tasks are BLOG Posting Tasks, and BLOG Comment Tasks. These are situated in the Course Learning Hub via MyRMIT.

The Task Themes are: Mind - Body - Technology
Research will be conducted into the Health, Safety and Security issues regarding the above themes, in particular for Designers in the Studio and Online.


Assessment Matrix

CACompetency Achieved
NYCNot Yet Competent
DNSDid Not Submit

Other Information

Employability skills are “embedded” in the units of competency in your program. This means that you will be able to develop these skills as part of your learning, and when you demonstrate that you are competent in your particular job skills and knowledge, you are also demonstrating that you have developed relevant employability skills.
For more information about Employability Skills please refer to the Program Guide.

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
Late submissions and single item extensions
In all courses marks are deducted for late submission unless Special Consideration or an Application for Extension is sought. If a student feels they may miss a deadline for a single item submission they may negotiate an extension with their teacher. They must negotiate the extension by the due date of submission. They must complete the Application for Extension form available for the Administration Office on level 1 B515. (This does not apply where there are a number of missed submissions due to general difficulties – see Special Consideration).
Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for ever piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges they are aware of the plagiarism implications noted below. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data and oral presentation. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Is also occurs through enabling plagiarism, which is the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work. Please make sure you consider this carefully in completing all your work and assessments in this course and if you are unsure about whether you might have plagiarised, seek help from your teacher.
Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues. Course guide is subject to change in relation to project variations.

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