Course Title: Participate in OHS processes
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: OHTH5472C
Course Title: Participate in OHS processes
School: 650T TAFE Business
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting
Course Contact : Colin Byron
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925-1396
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
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
This unit describes the performance outcomes, 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.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
1. Work Safely.
1.1. Follow established safety procedures when conducting work
4. Follow safety procedures.
4.1. Identify and report emergency incidents
2. Implement workplace safety requirements.
2.1. Identify designated persons for reporting queries and concerns about safety in the workplace
3. Participate in OHS consultative processes.
3.1. Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections or other consultative activities
1. Accurately follow all relevant safety procedures;
2. Identify and report hazards to designated personnel;
3. Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation; and
4. Knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes.
Details of Learning Activities
A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative based activities. The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms and include your contribution to discussion threads and activities. The weekly activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment. We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.
The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities. This course has been designed to be delivered by online self-directed learning through student use of Blackboard through myRMIT studies.
|Week||Week Commencing||Topics||Full Time & PartTIme Assessment|
|1||11th Feb 2013||
Course Support Documents
Topic 1.What is Workplace Safety
|Activity submissions are submitted as a Portfolio of Evidence for review progressively where indicated below.|
|2||18th Feb 2013||Topic 1.2 Follow Established Safety Procedures|
|3||25th Feb 2013||Topic 1 Portfolio of Evidence Activities||Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3|
|4||4th March 2013||
Topic 2 Implement Workplace Safety Requirements
2.1 OHS Legislation
2.2 Identify designated persons for reporting queries about safety in the workplace
|5||11th March 2013||
2.3 Hazards in the Workplace
2.4 Hazard Identification
2.5 Safety Signs
|6||18th March 2013||Topic 2 Portfolio of Evidence Activities||Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4|
|7||25th March 2013||Topic 3.1 Participate in OHS Consultative processes|
|Mid Semester Break 28 March - 3rd April|
|8||8th April 2013||Topic 3.2 Workplace Risks|
|9||15th April 2013||Topic 3 Portfolio of Evidence Activities||Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 3.1 and 3.2|
|10||22nd April 2013||Topic 4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents|
|11||29th April 2013||Topic 4 Portfolio of Evidence Activities||Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3|
|12||6th May 2013||Case Sudy|
|13||13th May 2013||Casy Study||Submit: Assignment (Case Study)|
|14||20th May 2013||Resubmissions/ Assessment feedback & Review|
No specific prescibed text for this course. However various Government & RMIT OHS websites are listed in the course material.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including technical requirements documentation, homework, assignments, group and/or individual projects, in class exercises, written and practical tests, problem solving exercises, presentations, direct observation of actual and simulated work practice, presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files, review of products produced through work-based or course activities.
Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. Students will be provided with feedback throughout the course to check their progress.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
- accurately following all relevant safety procedures
- identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
- knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
- knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes
Portfolio of Evidence
Submission of activities as indicated on the weekly schedule and refer to the Assessment Outline on myRMIT for details
This main assessment task will be a response to a case study that will assess ability to apply knowledge of OHS policies and procedures, emergency and reporting procedures, legislative requirements, risk and hazard identification and control and participative practices such as OHS committees.
Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date. If your performance in the assessment is affected by unexpected circumstances, you should consider applying for Special Consideration. Information on the process and application forms is available at http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ls0ydfokry9rz website.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of work for assessment is available from the Student forms website.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Jill Bloggs 324567 Assessment OHTH5472C Participate in OHS processes, Page 1 of 10.
Refer to the Graded Assessment Sheet.
NYC (unacceptable) NYC/DNS Not Yet Competent
Did not submit for assessment
CA Competency achieved
Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.
You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying. You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you pass that unit of competency.
Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognised against industry standards and employability skills.
You will receive one of the following grades:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment
(a) Knowledge to be assessed
• responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant health and safety legislation
• emergency procedures including procedures for fires and accidents.
• Commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols
(b) Skills to be assessed
• literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices
• problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation.
(c) Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
• accurately following all relevant safety procedures
• identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
• knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation
• knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes.
The grading is according to the following criteria:
1. LEVEL OF INDEPENDENCE, INITIATIVE, ENTERPRISE AND PERFORMANCE OF WORK TASK
We are looking for a high level of ability to complete all tasks independently as per the specifications as well as demonstrating a high level of initiative in your approach to OHS hazard identification and risk assessment.
2. DEMONSTRATED BREADTH OF UNDERPINNING KNOWLEDGE AND A WILLINGNESS TO CONTINUE LEARNING
We are looking for depth of understanding of the key concepts and knowledge required in OHS hazard identification and risk assessment. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of all applicable OHS legislative requirements in all the assessment tasks.
3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
We are looking for appropriate use of technology to assist in presenting all tasks clearly and suitable for the intended audience. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in when identifying or being presented with hazards in the workplace and how to determine the level of risk for each case.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT
We expect to see ongoing uploading of task and participation in Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.
5. COMMUNICATION, PEOPLE NETWORKING, LANGUAGE AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND TEAMWORK
We expect to see contributions to relevant discussions where directed. In addition your tasks should demonstrate a very good understanding of strategies for a collaborative approach to OHS hazard identification.
. DUE DATES
Portfolio of Evidence
Submit electronically to the Blackboard by the end of the weeks indicated on your weekly schedule with an RMIT Business TAFE School Assignment Cover Sheet attached to your submission.
Submit to the Blackboard by Friday Week 13 before 5.00 pm with a completed RMIT Business TAFE School Assignment Cover Sheet attached to your submission.
Note: You must submit all parts of the assessment tasks as outlined above.
|1.responsibility if employers and employees under relevant heath and safety legislation|
|2. emergency procedures including procedures for fires and accidents|
|3. commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols|
1. literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices
|2. problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation|
|Element||Portfolio of Evidence(Submission Complete)||Assignment (Competency Achieved with Grade)|
|1. Work safely||YES||YES|
|2. Implement workplace safety requirements||YES||YES|
|3. Participate in OHS processes||YES||YES|
|4. Follow safety procedures||YES||YES|
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