Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5425C

Course Title: Implement workplace safety procedures and programs

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4240 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Services)

Course Contact : Lauren Weaver

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4622

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 35

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

No pre-requisite is required for this unit of competency, however this unit is part of an Industry based program, offered to trainee Court Registrars.

Course Description

This course covers implementation of the organisation’s occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs by those with supervisory responsibilities, to meet occupational health and safety standards.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs


1. Provide workplace safety information to the workgroup

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant provisions of occupational health and safety legislation and codes of practice are confirmed as current and are explained to the workgroup using language and materials to suit their level of experience, existing knowledge and individual needs.
1.2 Information on the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs is provided in a readily accessible manner to the workgroup.
1.3 Information about identified hazards and the outcomes of risk assessment and risk control procedures is regularly provided and explained to the workgroup.


2. Implement and monitor participative arrangement for workplace safety

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Participative arrangements for consultation over occupational health and safety issues are implemented and monitored to ensure that all members of the workgroup have the opportunity to contribute.
2.2 Issues raised through consultation are dealt with in accordance with organisational consultation procedures.
2.3 The outcomes of consultation over occupational health and safety issues are recorded and communicated to the workgroup in accordance with organisational policy and procedures.


3. Identify hazards and assess risk

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Existing and potential hazards in the work area are identified and reported so that risk assessment and risk control procedures can be applied.
3.2 Risks are prioritised in accordance with risk management procedures.


4. Implement and report on procedures for controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work procedures to control risks are implemented and adherence to them by the workgroup is overseen in accordance with workplace procedures.
4.2 Existing risk control measures are monitored and results reviewed and reported regularly in accordance with workplace procedures.


5. Implement procedures for dealing with hazardous events

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Workplace procedures for dealing with hazardous events are implemented whenever necessary to ensure that prompt control action is taken.
5.2 Hazardous events are analysed, and information to identify their cause/s is gathered in accordance with organisational procedures.
5.3 Measures to prevent recurrence and minimise risks of hazardous events are implemented based on the hierarchy of control if within scope of responsibilities and competencies or, alternatively, referred to designated personnel for implementation.


6. Implement procedures for providing workplace safety training

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Occupational health and safety training needs are identified, specifying gaps between occupational health and safety competencies required and those held by workgroup members.
6.2 Arrangements are made for fulfilling identified occupational health and safety training needs in both on on-the-job and off-the-job training programs in consultation with relevant parties.


7. Implement procedures for maintaining workplace safety records

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Occupational health and safety records for work area are completed in accordance with workplace requirements for occupational health and safety records and legal requirements for the maintenance of records of occupational injury and disease.
7.2 Records are compiled to allow evaluation of hazard identification and risk control procedures within work area according to organisational procedures and within scope of responsibilities and competencies.

Learning Outcomes

See Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Students take part in a one day workshop where relevant case studies are examined and practical application of the implementation of relevant workplace safety requirements.

Teaching Schedule

The program is delivered as a one day workshop.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Resources related to the unit of competency are available on enrolment, through the Blackboard Learning Management System.

Overview of Assessment

Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods including one or more of the following: written test, open book exam, case studies, class presentation, group project, role play scenarios, practical demonstrations, observations, reports, quizzes, and fieldwork assignments.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this course will be based on:

* Active participation in Case Studies presented

* Hurdle tasks embedded in the lectures and tutorials

* Comprehensive Written Examination

* Development of an OH&S policy, including implementation and review frameworks and an issues resolution flowchart

Assessment Matrix

Assessment for the Certificate IV in Government (Court) Services program falls under Table 1.2 b - Nationally Recognised Training Package qualifications and State accredited courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.

Competency Achieved
Used where competency-based assessment applies

Not Yet Competent
Used where competency-based assessment applies – This is always a Final Grade

Did Not Submit for Assessment.

This grade is only to be used where a student enrols in a course and does not withdraw and does not participate in assessment, regardless of whether the student is of ‘confirmed’ status or not.

All written work must adhere to the following criteria:

1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics

2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner

3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic

4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research

5. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in font style Aerial or Times New Roman.

Other Information

Extensions will not be granted by teachers or Administrative staff.
In accordance with RMIT policy, students may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.

a) Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.

b) Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.

c) Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Program Coordinator/ Program Manager. The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.
Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date.
Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or graded.
Students must keep a copy of their paper until the graded essay has been returned or marks have been posted.


Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing as though it is one’s own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.
You must acknowledge the use of another person’s work or ideas. If texts or ideas are reproduced they are to be clearly acknowledged in one of the conventional ways, such as by use of quotation marks, indentation for longer passages and clear citation of the source. Failure to separate one’s own contribution from that of another constitutes plagiarism, which may result in course failure to University expulsion.


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