Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

Course Code: OHTH5473C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4312 - Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Guy Little
Phone: 03 9925 4865

Nominal Hours: 20

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

In this course you will be required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes. You will be required to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety principles and apply those principles to your work.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
1.2. Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures


2. Implement workplace safety requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
2.2. Identify existing and potential hazards in the workplace, report them to designated persons and record them in accordance with workplace procedures
2.3. Identify and implement workplace procedures and work instructions for controlling risks
2.4. Report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons


3. Participate in OHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
3.2. Raise OHS issues with designated persons in accordance with organisational procedures
3.3. Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks


4. Follow safety procedures

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Identify and report emergency incidents
4.2. Follow organisational procedures for responding to emergency incidents

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be demonstrate safe work practices for the photography industry

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities will consist of:

In class activities include, but are not limited to:
teacher demonstration
student practice using a range of equipment
group discussion
teacher directed group activities

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research

Teaching Schedule

WeekClass contentAssessmentElements
1Course outline, assessment & introduction  
2Lighting stands & supportsFormative 11,2,3,4
3TripodsFormative 21,2,3,4
4BoomsFormative 3
Formative 4
5Softboxes 1,2,3,4
6Exposure MeterFormative 91,2,3,4
7Exposure MeterFormative 91,2,3,4
8TungstenFormative 51,2,3,4
9Cambo 5x4Formative 7
Formative 8
10Cambo 5x4Formative 7
Formative 8
11Lighting ratios 1,2,3,4
12Lighting ratios 1,2,3,4
13Lighting ratiosFormative 61,2,3,4
14Lighting ratiosFormative 61,2,3,4
15Monobloc FlashFormative 61,2,3,4
16Monobloc FlashFormative 61,2,3,4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks in this course include: “In class” practical tests on the safe handling of photography equipment.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks in this course are based on the completion of a series of short practical tasks – formative tasks. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback
For further information on the assessment and grading criteria, please refer to the course Blackboard site. This unit is ungraded.

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

Formative Assessment

Clamps & supports
Light stands
Light Meter

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

Assessment matrix
The assessment matrix demonstrates 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 students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
All students must complete a submission cover sheet for each piece of submitted work.

Plagiarism - RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

All students have access to the myRMIT copyright shell. The myRMIT copyright shell contains information on copyright, plus also examples on how to use copyright works as part of your projects and assignments.

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:

Student Progress Committee
This committee promotes the early identification of students who are not achieving acceptable academic performance. The committee provides identified students with assistance and seeks to ensure such students are aware of the range of support services available to them at the University. Student Progress Committee (SPC)

Student Feedback
Students are offered opportunities to provide feedback through a variety of mechanisms including online surveys conducted at the end of each course or semester, student complaints and Student Staff Consultative Committees

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