Course Title: Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4264

Course Title: Follow safety procedures for direct care work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2012

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is specifically designed to cater for safety aspects of work involving delivery of services in aged care, home and community care and disability services
The unit focuses on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCOHS312A Follow safety procedures for direct care work


1.Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

2.Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures

3.Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others

4.Identify other hazards and assess risk

5.Follow procedures and strategies for risk control

6.Contribute to OHS in the workplace

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

This unit forms a major part of the practical placement component of this qualification.  Assessment is undertaken within the practical placement environment.  Students are required to demonstrate their own level of competency during their placement period whcih is then discussed and confirmed with their workplace supervisor and placement coordinator.