Course Title: Apply health and safety practices in the workplace
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2010
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 : Clem Simonetto
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-5426
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
03 9925 5464
For course and program enquiries
03 9925 5426
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.
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
FNSICGEN304B/01. Follow workplace safety procedures
1.1Health and safety procedures are applied at all times when carrying out daily work routines in the workplace.
FNSICGEN304B/02. Contribute to occupational health and safety at work
2.1OHS issues are raised with designated personnel in accordance with workplace procedures, codes of practice and relevant legislation.
FNSICGEN304B/03. Identify and follow workplace procedures for hazard control and other emergency situations.
3.1Hazards in the work area are recognised and reported to appropriate people following workplace procedures.
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.
|Week beginning||Topics & Assessment Tasks||Elements||Learning Activities|
|Week 1||Topic 1: Industry Overview |
1A: Main Sectors
|Calculate compound interest|
|Week 2||1B: Regulators||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02|
|Search ASIC, APRA and ACCC websites|
|Week 3||1C: Career Paths||FNSICIND401B/01 FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/04 C FNSICIND401B/05||Complete careers test|
|Week 4||Assessment - Assignment||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/04||Complete assessment 1 and form groups for assessment 2|
|Week 5||Topic 2 Compliance|
2A: Financial Services Reform Act
|FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04||Analyse CBA’s FSG for compliance|
|Week 6||2B: ASIC Regulatory Guides||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04||Complete case study|
|Week 7||2C: Uniform Consumer Credit Code||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04||inalise topics and groups for assessment 2|
|Week 8||Assesment Preparation||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04||Finalise presentation|
|Week 9||Assessment - Group Presentation||FNSICIND401B/01, FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03, FNSICIND401B/04||Complete assessement 2|
|Week 10||Topic 3: Confidentiality ||FNSICIND401B/02, FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/05||Debate the right to privacy|
|Week 11||3B: 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||Topic 4: Professionalism|
4A: Conflict Resolution
|FNSICIND401B/02 FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/05||Complete case study|
|Week 13||4B: Ethics||FNSICIND401B/05||Workshop conflicts of interest|
|Week 14||Assessment - Open Book Test||FNSICIND401B/02, FNSICIND401B/03 FNSICIND401B/04, FNSICIND401B/05||Complete assessment 3|
|Week 15||Topic 5: Health and Safety|
5A: Legal Framework
|FNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02||Complete risk assessment|
|Week 16||5B: Ergonomics and Office Safety|
5C: Human Behaviour and Attitudes
|FNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02||Complete accident/incident report|
|Week 17||Assessment – Oral Exam||FNSICGEN401B/01, FNSICGEN401B/02 FNSICGEN401B/03||Demonstrate how to work safely in an office|
|Week 18||Resits||Finalise results|
This schedule may be subject to change. Students will be advised of changes in class and on the learning hub.
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.
Burton, Kay. Maintaining Workplace Safety. Tertiary Press: Croydon (2002).
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.
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.
All competency based assessments for this course must be completed to achieve CA. Each assessment task will also carry a numerical weighting to be used for grading purposes. The grade applied to this weighting will only be awarded if a CA has been achieved in all compulsory assessment tasks. If a student has been marked NYC (Not Yet Competent) in any of the assessment tasks, the weighting will carry no value until the student has obtained CA. If a CA is achieved on re-assessment then a maximum mark of 50% of the original weighting will be granted for that assessment.
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.
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.
All assignments must be submitted using the faculty cover sheet for assignments. These are available from the foyer on level 13 or at:
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.
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 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|
Refer to 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.
- Problem solving
- Planning and Organising
- Initiative and Enterprise
Topic A. Legal Framework
Required Knowledge and Skills
1.1 Identify and apply health and safety procedures when carrying out daily work routines.
1.2 Recognise and observe hazard warnings and safety signs.
1.3 Identify OHS issues and explain procedural responses.
1.4 Explain the roles of DWGs, OHS committees, OHS representatives, and the WorkSafe inspectorate.
1.5 Explain the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees according to relevant legislation and codes of practice.
1.6 Manage reporting obligations.
1.7 Assess and control risks.
Topic B. Ergonomics and Office Safety
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.
Topic C. Human Behaviour and Attitudes
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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