Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5593C

Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4276 - Certificate IV in Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Nicholas Cree

Program Administration (Adam Lovell)

9925 4976 / 9925 4815

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


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUSOHS301A Follow occupational health and safety procedures


Element 1 Follow safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

Apply knowledge of safe work practices to complete work tasks in accordance with legislative requirements and codes of practice
1.2 Adhere to safety plans, safety implementation reports and other documentation as required
1.3 Use tools, equipment and materials according to enterprise procedures
1.4 Complete work tasks with due regard to safety signs and symbols
1.5 Comply with duty of care requirements
1.6 Participate in OHS communication and reporting processes


Element 2 Maintain personal safety standards

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) as required to ensure own safety and safety of others
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2.2 Undertake measures to prevent injury or impairment related to workplace activities
2.3 Apply safe manual-handling techniques to avoid back strain and other injuries
2.4 Contribute to keeping the work environment free of
2.5 Maintain currency of own knowledge of OHS workplace policies and procedures


Element 3 Assess risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Report hazards or OHS issues in the workplace to relevant personnel
3.2 Apply knowledge of principles of risk management when taking action to minimise risk in line with own level of responsibility
3.3 Follow workplace procedures for controlling risks 3.4 Contribute to workplace OHS, hazard, accident and
incident reports as required 3.5 Report breaches of health, safety and security procedures
promptly as required


Element 4 Follow emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Report emergency or incident promptly to relevant personnel or authorities in line with general procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies
4.2 Take action to deal with emergencies in line with own level of responsibility
4.3 Seek assistance from colleagues and relevant authorities as required
4.4 Practise and follow emergency and evacuation procedures as required.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand and apply OH&S terminology.

Details of Learning Activities

• Formal lecture
• Class discussion on case studies
• Guest lecture presentation

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass ContentElements
1Terminology1 to 4
2Legal, including acts, regulations and codes of practice
1.1 to 1.6
3Location design 3.2 to 3.3
Natural hazards
5Engineering Hazards2.1 to 2.5
6Procedural hazards 3.1 to 3.3
7Human Hazards1.5
8Case studies (inc Oprah at Opera)1 to 4
9Summative assessment1 to 4
10Consultation and review 1 to 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course will involve practical evaluations, written reports and class participation.

Assessment Tasks

Practical application for Fire Audit report
(Feb 6)

Terminology quiz and application of acts, regulations and codes of practice
(March 12)

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CA Competentcey Achieved with Pass
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
NYC Not Yet Competent

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrated alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

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:;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

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