Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OHTH5089C

Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4170 - Certificate IV in Financial Services

Course Contact : Michelle Mosiere

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5455

Course Contact Email:michelle.mosiere@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Vicki Mesiti

+61 3 9925 5425

vicki.mesiti@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 25

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

Training Package Pre-requisites: Nil
RMIT Co-requisite: FNSICIND401A Apply principles of professional practice to work in the financial services industry [SOSK5138C]

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to work safely in the financial services industry and follow sound occupational health practices at work.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSICGEN304A Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Element:

Contribute to occupational health and safety at work

Performance Criteria:

OH&S issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures, codes of practice and relevant legislation.

Contributions are made to health and safety management in the workplace in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and within the scope of the employees responsibility and competencies.

Element:

Follow workplace safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

Health and safety procedures are applied at all times when carrying out daily work routines in the workplace.

safe practices for working with computers and other screen based equipment are followed at all times.

Work is conducted within ergonomic guidelines.

Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and observed.

All hazardous materials and equipment are handled in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and specified safe handling guidelines.

Safe manual handling techniques and safe equipment operation techniques are employed at all times.

Work areas are kept clean and free from obstacles.

Element:

Identify and follow workplace procedures for hazard control and other emergency situations

Performance Criteria:

Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate people following workplace procedures.

Workplace procedures and instructions for assessing and controlling risks are followed accurately.

Workplace procedures for dealing with incidents/accidents, fire emergencies are followed whenever necessary.

Emergency exits are known and kept clear at all times.

Workplace emergency first aid procedures are followed.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to performance elements and performance criteria


Details of Learning Activities

In order to achieve learning outcomes, students will participate in the following activities:

1. Attending and preparing notes during scheduled classes

2. Participating in class discussions

3. Researching on the internet

4. Accessing materials and references online

5. Completing OHS forms

6. Giving hands-on demonstrations


Teaching Schedule

Week beginningTopicsAssessmentsCompetencies

Week 1 -

11th February

Topic 1: Industry Overview

1A: Main Sectors

 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 2 -

18th February

1B: Regulators 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 3 -

25th February

1C: Career Paths in Financial Services 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

FNICIND401B/05

Week 4 -

3rd March

1D: Career Paths in Financial Services - Research 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

FNICIND401B/05

Week 5 -

10th March

Topic 2: Compliance
2A: Financial Services Reform Act                                 
2B: ASIC Policy Statements

 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 6 -

17th March

2C: Uniform Consumer Credit Code 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 7 -

31st March

Assessment Preparation 

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 8 -

7th April

Assessment 1Due

Group Presentation

FNICIND401B/01

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

Week 9 -

14th April

Topic 3: Confidentiality

3A: Privacy under the Common Law

 

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/05

Week 10 -

21st April

3B: Privacy under Statute & Voluntary Codes of Practice 

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/05

Week 11 -

28th April

Topic 4: Professionalism

4A: Conflict Resolution

 

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/05

Week 12 -

5th May

Ethics FNICIND401B/05

Week 13 -

12th May

Assessment 2 DueCase Study

FNICIND401B/02

FNICIND401B/03

FNICIND401B/04

FNICIND401B/05

Week 14 -

19th May

Topic 5: Health & Safety

5A: Legal Framework

 

FNSICGEN401B/01

FNSICGEN401B/02

FNSICGEN401B/03

Week 15 -

26th May

5B: Ergonomics & Office Safety                          Assessments 3 & 4 Due

Risk Assessment

Incident/Accident Report

FNSICGEN401B/01

FNSICGEN401B/02

Week 16 -

2nd June

5C: Human Behaviour & Attitudes 

FNSICGEN401B/01

FNSICGEN401B/02

Week 17 -

9th June

Assessment 5 DueWorkplace Scenario

FNSICGEN401B/01

FNSICGEN401B/02

FNSICGEN401B/03

Week 18 -

16th June

Feedback & Final ResultsRe-sits 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

RMIT generated materials on DLS.  These same materials are also available on G:\BusTAFE\Law\Apply principles of professional practice


References

Burton, Kay.  Maintaining Workplace Safety.  Tertiary Press: 2002.  ISBN 0 86458 207 2


Other Resources

Online learning Materials
Online learning materials can be accessed by going to the RMIT website, clicking on Students, under IT Information and Services there is a link to the Online Learning Hub. www.rmit.edu.au/online Log in and click on SOSK5138C – Apply principles of professional practice.
It is essential to have access to an internet connected computer outside of class times. Internet connected computers are available in the Business Labs on Level 3 of Building 108, 239 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Useful Websites
http://www.rmit.edu.au/library This website is a useful resource for assessment tasks.
http://www.rmit.edu.au/lsu The Learning Lab is a learning and study skills site developed by the Learning Skills Unit offering online interactive tutorials, printable handouts and an email learning query service. The site is designed to assist students develop the capabilities for tertiary studies.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include navigating around a virtual office, completing incident and accident reports, assessing hazards, evaluating workstations, and/or delivering group presentations on subjects such as ergonomics and workplace violence.
Tutorial activities may also include problem solving and responding to case studies.
The aim is to provide students with the opportunity for formative feedback to help them determine areas for improvement.


Assessment Tasks

Important Points
All assessments are graded as competent or not yet competent.  To pass this competency, students must submit each individual assessment task and achieve competency in all course elements.  Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including in-class exercises, risk assessments, accident/incident reports, manual handling demonstration and workstation set-up.  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 met.   Students will be provided with more than one opportunity to demonstrate competence.

Assessment Task 3
Risk Assessment
Week 15
Result: CA/NYC
Individual assessment.  Complete pro-forma using workplace or one part of Building 108 as the area being assessed.


This assessment addresses competency elements:
FNSICGEN304B/01
FNSICGEN304B/02
FNSICGEN304B/03

Assessment Task 4
Incident/Accident Report
Due Week 15 
Result: CA/NYC 

Individual assessment.  Use an identified risk as the basis for a hypothetical accident.  Complete the pro-forma.

This assessment addresses competency elements:
FNSICGEN304B/01
FNSICGEN304B/02
FNSICGEN304B/03

Assessment Task 5
Case Study
Due Week 17
Result: CA/NYC

Individual assessment.  Test takes place during class time.  Involves a hands-on demonstration of manual handling, workstation set-up, or a discussion of ergonomics and/or legislative requirements.

This assessment addresses competency elements:
FNSICGEN304B/01
FNSICGEN304B/02
FNSICGEN304B/03


Assessment Matrix

National Module CodesRisk assessmentIncident/Accident ReportWorkplace Scenario
FNSICGEN304B/01assessedassessedassessed
FNSICGEN304B/02assessedassessedassessed
FNSICGEN304B/03assessedassessedassessed

Other Information

Teacher Contact
Out of class communication to all students will occur using the RMIT student email. It is essential to check your email prior to attending each class.
Consultation times will be made available to you in the first week of classes.
Consultation times may also be arranged via email.

Self Managed Learning
Students will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. Exercises are provided to the students to facilitate their learning in a self-paced manner and form part of the overall achievement of the competencies in this course.
Students are reminded that they are expected to spend an equal amount of time outside of class, furthering their understanding of the concepts being taught, as they do in class, to be deemed competent in this course.

Course Evaluation and Feedback
You will receive ongoing feedback on your progress in the course. Feedback on assessment will be given in a timely manner. You will be informed about how to improve your performance in the competency/course and what you need to do to be deemed competent or to gain a pass in the assessment.
Feedback on the course itself is welcome at any time to the class Teacher, Course Coordinator or Program Coordinator. Periodic Course Evaluation Surveys are also conducted.

Employability skills
Are the non-technical skills and competencies that are an important part of effective and successful participation in the workplace.
Their inclusion in the training packages represents the progress of competency based training into a system which aims to develop the full range of transferable skills, attitudes and behaviour required for successful participation in the workplace.
These include:
• Communication
• Teamwork
• Problem solving
• Technology
• Planning and Organising
• Initiative and Enterprise
• Self-Management
• Learning

Plagiarism
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. it 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.

Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.

For further information including “Plagiarism (and how to avoid it): Resources for Students” please refer to the Plagiarism section of the RMIT Policies, available at http://www.rmit.edu.au/governance/policies in the Teaching and Learning Policy section.

For information relating to the penalties for plagiarism and cheating, please refer to Regulation 6.1.1 Student Discipline available at http://mams.rmit.edu.au/j4lb68xx36oj1.pdf
Penalties include official reprimand, recording of a failure result or expulsion from the University.

Special Consideration
Special Consideration is a process that enables the University to take account of unexpected circumstances such as illness, injury or bereavement that affect a student’s performance in assessment. Special Consideration can be applied for to obtain:
a) Alternative Assessment
b) Extension of Time
c) Equitable Assessment Arrangement
d) Deferred Assessment

You may apply for special consideration up to and no later than 48 hours (2 working days) after the due date for assessment. Forms are available from BTS Reception on Level 13 or from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/forms

Grounds for special Consideration may include illness, accident, bereavement, hardship/trauma. All supporting documentation must be included with your application. Completed forms must be addressed submitted to the Hub on Level 4 Building 108. Further information can be accessed from http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Relevant previous study or work/life experience and credit in this course
RMIT University recognises nationally accredited or endorsed qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued to the student by other Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s).

Also, RMIT provides credit for work experience or other forms of life experience that match the learning outcomes/competencies of RMIT courses. You must provide evidence that is current, relevant valid, and verifiable that your experience matches the learning outcomes/competencies of the relevant course for which you are seeking credit. This evidence may include formal qualifications (certificates, etc); work samples; references; documents, etc. Please speak to your teacher before applying.

To apply, you should obtain an RPL Information Sheet from BTS Reception on Level 13. Forms are also available at Reception or from the RMIT Website at http://www.rmit.edu.au/student-records/studentforms . You should complete the appropriate form (RPL and/or Credit Transfer), attach the relevant supporting documentation and submit to the Program Coordinator via Level 13 reception within one month of enrolling.

Assessment Cover Sheet
Note, if requested by your teacher, you must complete a hardcopy of the RMIT coversheet with your assessment submissions: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/rbkf8knmzbla1.doc

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