Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4210

Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 25.0

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


650T TAFE Business


Term2 2009,
Term1 2010

Course Contact: Clem Simonetto

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5426

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to work safely in the financial services industry and follow sound occupational health practices at work.
It examines the legal framework; the requirements for policies and procedures, the obligations of the employer and employee, the roles of DWGs and OHS representatives.

The course also includes practical elements such as manual handling, computer safety, and risk assessment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this unit.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

FNSICGEN304B Apply health and safety practices in the workplace


1. Follow workplace safety procedures

2. Contribute to occupational health and safety at work

3. Identify and follow workplace procedure for hazard control and other emergency situations

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

To achieve competency in this course students must complete a number of assessment tasks.
1. A Hazard report that requires you to prepare a report identifying risk hazards in a workplace.
2. A Incident report that requires you to report a workplace incident using an appropriate reporting form and complying with health and safety procedures.
3. A Work Office case-study identifying hazards in a office environment.

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 being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.