Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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: Elena Popa

9925 4414

Program Administration (Adam Lovell)

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:

1.1 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 hazards
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

ClassClass ContentElements
1Focus:Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Includes: Lecture and group discussion.
1.1 - 2.5
2Focus:Work safety and manual handling legislation. Lifting, lead rolling, gaffa taping and footing a ladder. NB After this class purchase some Nashua gaffa tape and practice gaffa taping and lead rolling at home.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
1.1 - 4.4
3Focus:Using safety equipment, hazard protection and prevention.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
1.1 - 4.4
4Focus: Hazard prevention continued.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations.
1.1 - 4.4
5Focus: Work place equal opportunity and harassment.
Includes: Lecture, group discussion and demonstrations. The summative assessment: Research project, is due today.
1.1 - 4.4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Other Resources

It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and productions to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to one

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative.
Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered an essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this unit are graded.

For further information on the assessments and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site.

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.

Formative Assessment
Research project.
You are required to produce an individual written research project answering 10 questions on relevant occupational health and safety legislation and procedures. This is due to be completed in the week of class 5.

Summative Assessment
Practical work.
This practical work involves all the teacher directed group activities/projects demonstrating your ability to work safely and participate in OH&S processes throughout all relevant competency units in the course delivery (Practical work). To be assessed and moderated by all relevant teachers in the program in the week following class 5.


Assessment may include review of OH&S practices in other practical application projects in other units of the C4276 program.

The details on these assessments and the grading criteria for this competency can be found on the course blackboard site.

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

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


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



Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Go to Student Feedback at RMIT on the RMIT website

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Go to the Student Progress Policy on the RMIT website.

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. Special consideration, appeals and discipline

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity on the RMIT website.


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