Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5473C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4224 - Certificate IV in Photoimaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 03 99254815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Guy Little
Phone: 03 9925 4865

Nominal Hours: 20

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 course describes the skills and knowledge you require to take responsibility for your safety in the workplace. The focus is on using equipment safely and you become familiar with using a range of equipment in a variety of different conditions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


 1 Work Safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2. Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures


 2 Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
2.2. Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
2.3. Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks
2.4. Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons


 3 participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2. Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3. Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks


4. Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2. Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have a fundamental knowledge of OHS and the skills to operate photoimaging equipment safely under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility.

Details of Learning Activities

In class activities & out-of-class activities
List of possibilities include
-guest lecturers
-group discussion
-online research
-independent project based work
-teacher directed group activities/projects
-class exercises to review discussions/lectures

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass content                   Elements
1Course outline, assessment & introduction  1,2,3,4
2Lighting stands & supports  1,2,3,4
3Tripods 1,2,3,4
4Booms 1,2,3,4
5Soft boxes  1,2,3,4
6Exposure Meter  1,2,3,4
7Exposure Meter  1,2,3,4
8Tungsten  1,2,3,4
9Cambo 5x4  1,2,3,4
10Cambo 5x4  1,2,3,4
11Lighting ratios  1,2,3,4
12Lighting ratios  1,2,3,4
13Lighting ratios  1,2,3,4
14Lighting ratios  1,2,3,4
15Monobloc Flash  1,2,3,4
16Monobloc Flash  1,2,3,4
18Assessment Due & review   

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge of course content is assessed through participation in practical exercises, knowledge assessment tasks and practical group projects.

Assessment tasks:
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial summative assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system please refer to the course Blackboard site.
Formative Practical Tests on the following, all have to be passed.
These will be conducted in your ALT class
Summative mark upon successful completion of all below test.
-Lighting stands & supports
-Exposure Meter
-Monobloc Flash
-Cambo 5x4
-Lighting Ratios

Students must pass all the above practicals demonstrated in front of the lecturer before they can go onto each assignment .
Assessment will take the form of ongoing assessment by observation and demonstrated practicals to the teacher.
Grades which apply to this course are:

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Late Submissions:
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission):
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

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RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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