Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: OHTH5450C

Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4210 - 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

Michelle Mosiere – Course Co-ordinator
108.13.14 ext 55455
michelle.mosiere@rmit.edu.au

Jamel Kaur Dhillon – FS1A
108.14.67 ext55566
jamel.dhillon@rmit.edu.au

Emma Williams – FS1B
108.14.67 ext55566
emmasw@fastmail.com.au

Bernie Horsley – FS1C
108.14.67 ext55566
bernard.horsley@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

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

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.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

FNSICGEN304B Apply health and safety practices in the workplace

Element:

FNSICGEN304B/01. Follow workplace safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

1.1Health and safety procedures are applied at all times when carrying out daily work routines in the workplace.
1.2Safe practices for working with computers and other screen based equipment are followed at all times.
1.3Work is conducted within ergonomic guidelines.
1.4Hazard warnings and safety signs are recognised and observed.
1.5All hazardous materials and equipment are handled in accordance with manufacturers guidelines and specified safe handling guidelines.
1.6Safe manual handling techniques and safe equipment operation techniques are employed at all times.
1.7Work areas are kept clean and free from obstacles.

Element:

FNSICGEN304B/02. Contribute to occupational health and safety at work

Performance Criteria:

2.1OHS issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures, codes of practice and relevant legislation.
2.2Contributions 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:

FNSICGEN304B/03. Identify and follow workplace procedures for hazard control and other emergency situations.

Performance Criteria:

3.1Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate people following workplace procedures.
3.2Workplace procedures and instructions for assessing and controlling risks are followed accurately.
3.3Workplace procedures for dealing with incidents/accidents, fire emergencies are followed whenever necessary.
3.4Emergency exits are known and kept clear at all times.
3.5Workplace emergency first aid procedures are followed.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to the performance elements and performance criteria.


Details of Learning Activities

Each week students will be introduced to the legal theory related to each topic. Examples of the practical applications within industry will also be discussed.

Students will take an active role by completing risk assessments and evaluations, examining emergency procedures, analysing policies and procedures, filing incident/accident reports, demonstrating manual handling and applying workstation safety lists to workplace practices.


Teaching Schedule

    Week beginning                                               
Topics & Assessment TasksElementsLearning Activities
Week 1 – 9th FebruaryTopic 1: Industry Overview
1A: Main Sectors
FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/03
FNSICIND401B/04
calculate compound interest
Week 2 – 16th February1B: RegulatorsFNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
Search ASIC, APRA and ACCC websites
Week 3 – 23rd February1C: Career Paths FNSICIND401B/01 FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/04C FNSICIND401B/05 Complete careers test
Week 4 – 2nd MarchAssessment - AssignmentFNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/04 Complete assessment 1 and form groups for assessment 2
Week 5 – 9th March
Topic 2 Compliance
2A: Financial Services Reform Act
FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
Analyse CBA’s FSG for compliance
Week 6 – 16th March2B: ASIC Regulatory GuidesFNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
Complete case study
Week 7 – 23rd March2C: Uniform Consumer Credit CodeFNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
inalise topics and groups for assessment 2
Week 8 – 30 MarchAssesment PreparationFNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
Finalise presentation
Week 9 - 6th and
13th April
Assessment - Group Presentation FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04
Complete assessement 2
 Easter Break (April 9th to 15th inclusive)  
Week 10 – 20th AprilTopic 3: Confidentiality
FNSICIND401B/02, FNSICIND401B/03
FNSICIND401B/05
Debate the right to privacy
Week 11 – 27th April3B: Privacy and Statue Law
3C: Privacy and the Code of Banking Practice
FNSICIND401B/02, FNSICIND401B/03
FNSICIND401B/05
Apply NPPs to real-life situations
Week 12 – 4th MayTopic 4: Professionalism
4A: Conflict Resolution
FNSICIND401B/02
FNSICIND401B/03
FNSICIND401B/05
Complete case study
Week 13 – 11th May4B: EthicsFNSICIND401B/05Workshop conflicts of interest
Week 14 – 18th MayAssessment - Open Book Test FNSICIND401B/02, FNSICIND401B/03
FNSICIND401B/04, FNSICIND401B/05
Complete assessment 3
Week 15 – 25th MayTopic 5: Health and Safety
5A: Legal Framework
FNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02Complete risk assessment
Week 16 – 1st June5B: Ergonomics and Office Safety
5C: Human Behaviour and Attitudes
FNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02Complete accident/incident report
Week 17 – 8th JuneAssessment – Oral ExamFNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02
FNSICGEN401B/03
Demonstrate how to work safely in an office
Week 18 - 15th JuneResits Finalise results

This schedule may be subject to change. Students will be advised of changes in class and on the learning hub.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

All relevant learning resources will be placed on the online learning hub (http://www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub). Students will need to access this site on a weekly basis, print off materials, and bring them to class.


References

Burton, Kay. Maintaining Workplace Safety. Tertiary Press: Croydon (2002).


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Throughout the semester students will be able to gauge their progress by completing and discussing class exercises.

This formative feedback will highlight to students areas in which they may need to do more work to achieve competency.

Students must complete all assessments and achieve a CA (competency achieved) in each task to qualify for an overall pass in this course.
Students will be assessed via an oral exam during class time. Students will be asked to demonstrate their manual handling technique, their ability to use a workstation safely, their ability to follow emergency procedures, as well as their ability to manage stress.


Assessment Tasks

Overview of Assessment
Throughout the semester students will be able to gauge their progress by completing and discussing class exercises. This formative feedback will highlight to students areas in which they may need to do more work to achieve competency.

Assessment Tasks 
Students must complete all assessments and achieve a CA (competency achieved) in each task to qualify for an overall pass in this course.

Tests
Students will be assessed via an oral exam during class time. Students will be asked to demonstrate their manual handling technique, their ability to use a workstation safely, their ability to follow emergency procedures, as well as their ability to manage stress. 

Missed Tests
If a student misses a test for any reason, they must complete a special consideration application. Please note that applications must be submitted through the online learning hub within 2 working days of the scheduled assessment.
It is expected that students will show their teacher the written receipt granting a deferred assessment as soon as it is received so it can be recorded.

The special consideration policy can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
This site includes a link to the application form.

Assignments
All assignments must be submitted using the faculty cover sheet for assignments. These are available from the foyer on level 13 or at:
http://prodmams.rmit.edu.au/wcy2b1ka2ioo1.pdf

If a student receives a NYC (not yet competent) for an assignment they have completed, they will be given the opportunity to re-submit the assignment to achieve a pass grade.

Late Assignments
Students seeking an extension of seven calendar days or less from the original due date must complete an application for extension to time, available at level 13 reception. The application must be lodged with your teacher no later than one working day before the official due date, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Task
      Marks  Topics
Risk Assessment         CA/NYC Topics 5A, 5B
Incident/Accident Report         CA/NYC Topics 5A, 5B
Oral Exam         CA/NYC
Topics 5A, 5B, 5C

Other Information

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Topic A. Legal Framework

Required Knowledge and Skills
1.1Identify and apply health and safety procedures when carrying out daily work routines.
1.2Recognise and observe hazard warnings and safety signs.
1.3Identify OHS issues and explain procedural responses.
1.4Explain the roles of DWGs, OHS committees, OHS representatives, and the WorkSafe inspectorate.
1.5Explain the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees according to relevant legislation and codes of practice.
1.6Manage reporting obligations.
1.7Assess and control risks.

Topic B.  Ergonomics and Office Safety
</h3> <h3>2.1 Use safe practices for working with computers and other screen-based equipment.
2.2 Use safe manual handling techniques and safe equipment operation techniques.
2.3 Set-up and maintain a safe computer workstation.
2.4 Demonstrate stretching techniques.
</h3> <h3>Topic C. Human Behaviour and Attitudes
</h3> <h3>3.1 Define and differentiate states of stress.
3.2 List examples of workplace violence.
3.3 Identify ways to reduce stress and contain violence.
3.4 Define ‘bullying’ in the workplace.

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