Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4171

Course Title: Maintain workplace safety

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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


345T Media and Communication


Term1 2011,
Term1 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

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Course Description

The competency Maintain workplace safety is taught within the course Industry Overview. In this course you look at issues of health and safety that may affect you as a writer or editor. You also increase your knowledge of the writing and publishing industry through contact with a broad range of people who are currently working in different areas of the industry and explore the laws and regulations governing the industry.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

At RMIT the competency Maintain Workplace Safety is delivered and assessed along with the competencies Develop and Apply Industry Knowledge(CUFGEN01A) and Identify Industry Laws and Regulations and Apply Them to Workplace Activities (CUFGEN02A )  

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBCMN311A Maintain Workplace Safety


1. Assist incorporation of Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures into the workplace. 

2. Support participative arrangements for the management of Occupational Health and Safety  

3. Support the organisation’s procedures for providing Occupational Health and Safety training 

4. Participate in identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks for the work area                         

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will have an awareness of issues surrounding your health and safety as a writer and / or editor and of copyright law. You will also be familiar with the different areas of writing and publishing industry. 

Overview of Assessment

Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through written assignments and a research project. <!--EndFragment-->