Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4173

Course Title: Maintain a safe work environment

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: John Magnik

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9446

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to ensure OHS procedures are followed in environments where computers are predominately used but which may require limited access to chemicals and solvents. The unit is based on Generic Competency A in the National Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety Competencies into National Industry Competency Standards [NOHSC:7025 (1998) 2nd edition].

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICPSU260B Maintain a safe work environment


1. Follow workplace safety procedures

2. Contribute to OHS in the workplace

3. Ensure workspace health and safety    

4. Ensure safety from environmental discharges / emissions        

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

  1. OH&S Library Catalogue Search
  2. Office Safety Audit
  3. Machine Workshop Safety Audit
  4. Quiz (60% Minimum.  Based  on each section in the current  “Officewise” booklet)
  • Students will be given detailed information describing assessment tasks and performance standards expected.
  • This competency needs to be authenticated by your teacher to gain a pass in this topic.
  • Students must achieve competency in all aspects of the assessment.