Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: OHTH5496C

Course Title: Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

School: 155T Life & Physical Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4235 - Certificate IV in Occupational Health and Safety

Course Contact : Narmita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254309

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mark Grace

Nominal Hours: 40

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


This courese has no pre-requisites or co-requisites.

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to contribute to the implementation of strategies to control occupational health and safety (OHS) risks. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk


Contribute to implementation of controls

Performance Criteria:

1. Seek appropriate authority and relevant resources to implement controls
2. Identify and document actions required to achieve change
3. Consult with and involve workplace stakeholders in implementation of change
4. Provide advice on the fitting, use, maintenance and storage of personal protective equipment (PPE)


Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of effectiveness of controls

Performance Criteria:

1. Monitor and evaluate the extent of change as a consequence of new controls, in consultation with stakeholders
2. Monitor and document compliance with new procedures
3. Access workplace sources of information and data to evaluate effectiveness of risk controls and to check for new hazards introduced as a result of controls
4. Identify areas for further improvement in consultation with stakeholders and action as appropriate
5. Develop and document an improvement plan


Develop option/s for risk control

Performance Criteria:

1. Review hazard register, outcomes of incident investigations and risk assessments to identify hazards requiring control action
2. Apply knowledge of OHS legislation and standards to develop a range of options to control specific risks in the workplace
3. Apply the principles of the hierarchy of control when developing risk control options
4. Seek input from stakeholders and key personnel
5. Seek advice from OHS specialists and technical advisors where required


Select appropriate option/s to control risks

Performance Criteria:

1. Review outcomes of risk assessments to inform the process of selecting option/s to control risks
2. Prioritise appropriate interventions when selecting risk controls
3. Identify potential factors that may limit effectiveness of controls
4. Consult with and involve workplace stakeholders in selecting appropriate control options
5. Communicate recommendations for risk control to stakeholders

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Participants will work individually and in groups.
Participants are required read the course notes and any information provided on the RMIT Learning Hub.

Participants are also required to read the chapter from the recommended text relating to the session topic.

The learning activities include:
• Case studies
• Videos
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Peer interaction
• Simulations
• Reflection and discussion
• Accessing information on-line
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule

The delivery design of this course allows this module to be delivered face to face for one day followed by ongoing support online@RMIT using RMIT learning hub.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text as comprehensive course material will be provided


Online learning materials can be accessed by going into the RMIT web sites Online Learning Hub. The online learning materials listed under each topic include:
•Subject outlines
•Lecture notes
•Reading materials

Other Resources

Further online learning materials are available and include:
•Articles of interest
•Class videos
•OHS videos
•Useful external links
•Learning Lab

Overview of Assessment

The participant must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, workplace activities, in class exercises, quizzes, practical problem solving exercises and presentations. Participants 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.

Assessment Tasks

A major work based assessment – A report outlining the occupational health and safety processes your workplace uses to identify, assess, control, monitor and review hazards. 70% of total mark

Class participation – 10% of total mark

Online participation 20% of total mark

The above assessment tasks will assess the following units:
•BSBOHS408A Assist with compliance with OHS and other relevant laws
•BSBOHS401B Contribute to the implementation of a systematic approach to managing OHS
•BSBPMG510A Manage projects
•BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk
•BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
•BSBOHS404B Contribute to the implementation of strategies to control OHS risk

A detailed assessment sheet will be distributed in class

Assessment Matrix

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