Course Title: Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5541C

Course Title: Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

School: 320T Design (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4251 - Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Course Contact : Jennifer Crowley

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:design.tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jenni Woods   jennifer.woods@rmit.edu.au

Marnie Rudd  marnie.rudd@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 10

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to identify and assess the occupational health and safety (OHS) implications of effects used in interior decoration and design.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMFID4011A Determine occupational health and safety implications of interior effects

Element:

1.  Identify principles of OHS

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Duty of care and responsibilities of individuals and organisations are defined
1.2. Concepts of hierarchy of control are identified and related to the workplace
1.3. Codes of practice relating to specific workplace risks are identified
1.4. Importance of a systematic approach to OHS is understood
1.5. Applicable legislative, OHS and organisational requirements relevant to interior decoration and design are identified
 

Element:

2.  Assess OHS implications for interior decoration and design

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Hazards associated with materials used in interiors are identified
2.2. Hazards associated with effects are identified
2.3. Safety measures implemented to control hazards are identified and implications for interior decoration and design evaluated
2.4. Information resources on safety aspects of materials, effects and technology used in interior decoration and design are identified and accessed
2.5. Furniture and joinery ergonomics are assessed
 

Element:

3.  Assess OHS implications for customers

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Range of customers for interior decoration and design are identified and potential hazards for customers determined
3.2. Safety measures implemented to control hazards to customers are identified and implications for decoration and design are evaluated
 

Element:

4.  Assess risk

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Likelihood of hazards causing harm is considered and determined
4.2. Consequence if the event should occur is evaluated and determined
4.3. Risk level (likelihood and consequence combined) is considered and determined
 

Element:

5.  Apply risk control measures to decoration and design solutions

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Project brief is analysed and potential safety issues identified
5.2. Solutions are evaluated for OHS implications
5.3. Range of options which may eliminate or minimise risks are identified
5.4. Most appropriate treatment for addressing risk is selected and applied to solution
 


Learning Outcomes


This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for the assessment of interior decoration and design effects, including furniture, hard and soft materials and accessories, to determine potential hazards for a range of customer groups.


Details of Learning Activities

In Class Activities will include:
• Lectures
• Guest speakers
• Peer teaching and class presentations
• Group discussion
• Teacher directed group activities/projects
• Class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• ‘workshopping’ of student projects
• Analysis/critique of relevant reading material


Out of class activities will include:
• Online research
• Independent project based work

Self-Directed Learning - Some activities will include a self-directed learning approach; self-directed learning refers to organised activities that students undertake independently, either as individuals or with other students that are supervised by a teacher. This may include workplace research, library assignments. Field trips and work placements.


Teaching Schedule

For Weekly Outline of Teaching Schedule and Course Outline, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.


Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material outlined in the Weekly Outline, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Lecture and class notes, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder


Relevant industry websites and organisations, refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the
relevant folder
 


Overview of Assessment

• Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for risk management in an interior decoration and design work environment
• Locate and apply safety information
• Assess safety aspects of interior decoration and design solutions for a range of customers
• Address risks and hazards in interior decoration and design
• Complete a minimum of three risk assessments of interior decoration and design solutions including the determination of required treatments
• Work effectively with others


Assessment Tasks

TASK 1 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY FOR INTERIORS QUIZ

Students will complete a test to ascertain their knowledge of general OHS principles. They will also be tested on the application of OHS to interior decoration and design solutions.

You will receive feedback with verbal and/or written evaluation of your progress within class time. The submitted projects will be assessed with written feedback as well as a quality indicator that relates to separate components of the project and the overall outcome. At the completion of the course, grading will be offered in addition to, and after, competency based assessment.
 


Assessment Matrix

For Assessment Matrix, please refer to Blackboard link located in MyRMIT in the relevant folder.

CHDCompetent with High Distinction
 
CDI

 

Competent with Distinction
CCCompetent with Credit
 
CAGCompetency Achieved – Graded
 
NYC

 

Not Yet Competent
DNS

 

Did Not Submit for Assessment

 




 

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.


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. Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration.
www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsiderations/online


Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications. Please refer to the following URL for further information regarding plagiarism.
www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity/students


Work not seen in progress
If a student hands in any work that the teacher has never seen in class or discussed with the student prior to the submission, the teacher can refuse to assess the work on the basis of authentication issues.
 

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