Course Title: Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5588C

Course Title: Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4274 - Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact

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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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct an OHS risk analysis, including the inspection of workplaces for hazards. The development and implementation of appropriate responses, including responses required by state or territory legislation and regulations, to mitigate the risks are also addressed. The unit requires candidates to have a comprehensive and appropriate understanding of the complex range of legislative and workplace requirements to manage risk in building and construction workplaces.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace


1. Determine areas of potential risk in the building and construction workplace.

Performance Criteria:

1. Determine areas of potential risk in the building and construction workplace.
1.1. Specific risks for the range of occupations in the workplace are identified and prioritised.
1.2. Construction site safety is evaluated and construction hazards and potential risk areas are identified in accordance with legislative requirements for OHS and company policies.
1.3. Hazards are identified and prioritised and required approaches to remediation are documented.


2. Inspect and report on areas of specific risk.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Inspection of the workplace is conducted to identify specific risks for the range of identified occupations.
2.2. Expert advice, including advice from workplace personnel, is sought as appropriate.
2.3. Inspection report is completed in accordance with best practice and statutory obligations.


3. Advise on implementation of control measures at the building and construction workplace.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Recommendations are made from findings of inspection report.
3.2. Relevant parties are consulted regarding compliance issues relating to statutory requirements.
3.3. Agreed control measures are implemented in conjunction with relevant workplace personnel.
3.4. Effectiveness of control measures are monitored and reviewed.


4. Establish and review communications and educational programs.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Effective strategies for communicating OHS policy and practice are determined in consultation with appropriate personnel.
4.2. Communication strategies and educational programs specific to the building and construction industry and in accordance with statutory requirements and best practice are established.
4.3. Effectiveness of the communication and educational programs is reviewed.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities.
They include On campus lessons, workshop projects, workplace & site visits, simulated workplace learning, Online learning via blackboard and other elearning platforms. students will be observed and assessed through planned activites throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

10 sessions (9 learning sessions and 1 assessment session) shall be delivered.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Work Book Assessment
The Work Book is provided to each student and contains lessons, reference materials, and activities that will be conducted in class and independently. The work book then contains students evidence of the assessment
A Journal is a student’s own notes and reflections that demonstrate their understanding of the materials delivered in the course. Students will be required add to the journal with their own observations as part of the assessment requirement.
Toolbox is a part of the on line content and allows students to go through a self-paced lesson plan with activities that are assessed for competency.
On Site practicals and oral Questioning

On site delivery may be on the company premises or on a job site location where a practicum may involve a walkthrough of a job site with lecture, questions and journal entries.
Students will be asked a series of Questions and complete small practical activities as part of the assessment.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment matrix

Practical activities /Site oral tests  25%
Work book activity sheets  25%
Journal  25%
Toolbox 25%

Other Information

Competency requirements and Grading:

To be deemed competent students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Students 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. Observation of students performing work is used to confirm competency.

Gradings available are:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you.
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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

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