Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5543C

Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

School: 320T Architecture & Design

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4322 - Certificate IV in Design

Course Contact : Ruth Lyon

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9438

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ruth  Wellington (accelerated program)

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 develop the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace occupational health and safety (OHS) processes to protect workers own health and safety, and that of others. You will gain a fundamental knowledge of OHS to carry out your own work within a defined context.

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 course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Research & Publish for Peer Review OHS Materials.

Participants will research key issues regarding the Occupational Health, Safety & Security of their chosen field, their current location of practice and also more general issues as relevant. 
Research will be carried out via Internet & other Media, or Library resources, and also via Primary Source documentation of stories & case studies from self or peers and colleagues.

A centralised repository of OHS information will be constructed via the establishment of an internal RMIT Blog, via the course OHTH5543C at MyRMIT.

Participants will Create posts and also Critique and Comment upon posts.

Additionally, ’in session’ (in person) discussion and activities will take place to direct towards the key themes of Mind, Body & Technology, and also to instruct how to use the Blog tool.

Teaching Schedule

1-2’In Session’ OHS course instruction and Theme research.
3-4OHS - Mind activity and online engagement
5-6OHS - Body activity and online engagement

OHS - Technology activity and online engagement

All online task to be submitted

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None required


Other Resources

Production of Original OHS material.

Participants MAY if they choose produce their own OHS Primary Source material to post online, or otherwise store and distribute in any media, as long as the produced media can also be posted as blog entries.

Text, Audio, Image and Movie making facilities are available on campus and for loan. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or written tasks and include BLOG Posting Tasks, and BLOG Comment Tasks.
The assessment tasks are:
1. Online blog 70%
2. Campus safety check 30%

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Assessment Tasks

TWO major tasks.

Assessment tasks in this course are twofold:

1. The completion of THREE Blog posts in total (1 per theme); Due by end of week 8

2. The Comment upon TWO posts per theme (6 comments in total) on Posts that are by OTHERS in the Program Due by end of week 8.

Feedback throughout the course may be text/visual or verbal or a combination of both.

By completing all the tasks to a SATISFACTORY standard, you can achieve a COMPETENT result.

Participation in this course shall be determined as either:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment.

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available from the course contact people (stated above).

Other Information

The major learning experience involves an introductory session, research then participation in an online blog. It is strongly
advised that you participate in the introductory session, then the subsequent activities, in order to engage in the required learning, ensuring the
maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
You will receive verbal OR text feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions
on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Student feedback at RMIT
Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your
learning potential. Student progress policy
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 (unresolved)

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. In THIS particular course you will be required to submit this sheet when ALL tasks are complete.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more for more
information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

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