Course Title: Follow occupational health and safety procedures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

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:

1.2 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
• Practical assessment activities
• Online learning, assessment and feedback

Teaching Schedule

Class Content   Elements
Week 1


Course overview, introduction to the course guide, resources, assessment tasks and expectations.
Introduction to Google Communities

Job Safety Analysis and Risk Analysis in industry.


ASSESSMENTS 1 & 2 introduced and commenced Element 1
Week 2


* Workplace procedures and legalities (OHS reps, Work Cover, Incident reports)
* Work Safe Victoria, OHS/WHS legislation and insurance
* Work place equal opportunity and harassment

  Element 3
Week 3


Blackboard quiz on OHS / WHS legislation and practices.


Blackboard quiz on OHS / WHS legislation and practices.

Element 2

Element 4

Week 4


* Manual-handling techniques and working safely in industry, including areas like working with power/cables, noise exposure, working at height, working for long periods and the legalities/awards/enterprise agreements around these working conditions.
* Work place equal opportunity and harassment
  Element 1

Element 3

Week 5




Completed JSA submitted to Google Community

Risk assessment photographs submitted to Google Community

Completed JSA submitted to Google Community

Risk assessment photographs submitted to Google Community

Element 1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.

As the course will primarily be conducted online, we request that you come to the face to face session with one of the following:

* Laptop computer with internet access

* Tablet computer with internet access

* Smart phone

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated.




There will be two assessments for this unit:

1) ONLINE QUIZ (via Blackboard)
     - (Part A) JSA (Submitted via Google Community)
     - (Part B) JSA SUPPORT PHOTOS / EVIDENCE (Submitted via Google Community)


The Google Community site is:

Sound Production Cert IV OH&S 2015



1) ONLINE QUIZ (Conducted through Blackboard)

You will be required to complete an online assessment on RMIT’s Blackboard interface, on or before week 3 of the course.
If your attempt is not satisfactory, you may rest the test until you achieve the required pass mark.
The assessment covers key areas OH&S legislation as relevant to the entertainment and media production industries.

Note there is an extensive list of information resources located in the Blackboard folder for the unit.
You are advised to review these documents before undergoing the quiz.



Part A:
You are required to complete a JSA (Job Safety Analylis) report of a workplace, or simulated workplace, in the the supplied form:

In the JSA you will need to identify a minimum of 5 (five) potential OHS / WHS hazards, and document them in your report, addressing the following four areas:

* ACTIVITY - What the task that is being completed?
* HAZARDS - What is the hazard you have identified?
* RISK CONTROL MEASURES - Propose potential solutions to deal with the identified risk.
* WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? - Identify who must carry out the risk control measure.

Part B:
You must then take a photo of each one of the potential hazards to provide evidence of risks identified in your JSA, and submit them with your report.
These images serve as evidence of the risks / hazards.



For assessment 1, the quiz is available on Blackboard.
Note the quiz is timed.

For assessment 2, the submission required will be (A) a completed JSA and (B) a minimum of five photographs which serve as supporting evidence for the JSA.
The report and images must be uploaded to the Google+ Community for the unit, allocating them to the category “Assessment” as you do.

The submission may be as document, PDF or even image, however note the image file would need to be sufficient resolution to be clearly legible.

All other posts such as queries and discussions, will be categorised by you as “Discussion”.

For assessment 2B, a minimum of five photo images must be uploaded in order of risk number for assessor and cohort to be able to easily identify which hazard eavch photo relates to.

This will be uploaded into the same post as the JSA document.

We suggest using the Soldering class component of the unit “Mix Live Audio” EMPL5641c as your simulated workplace, which will allow you complete the assessments 2 and 3 for this unit.
Alternatively you may choose an alternative by agreement with teacher. For example practical placement at live performance / event venues, also within Mix Live Audio.




The grades 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

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


The major learning experience involves both asynchronous online interaction and face to face meeting. 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. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

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.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive written feedback on your work via the online interface. Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

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. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

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















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