Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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

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


Course Description

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.

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

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 on-line learning activities are planned for this course. The self-paced activities will be delivered thought various technology platforms. The weekly activities will include 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.

Teaching Schedule


<font size="3">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. There will be 2 scheduled face-to-face classes in weeks 3 and 11.<o:p></o:p></font>





Week Commencing<o:p></o:p>


Full Time & Part Time Assessment<o:p></o:p>


08/07/13                          <o:p></o:p>



Course Requirements                                                       <o:p></o:p>

Course Support Documents<o:p></o:p>


Topic 1.What is Workplace Safety<o:p></o:p>

Activity submissions are submitted online as a Portfolio of Evidence for review progressively where indicated below.                                                                           <o:p></o:p>





 Topic 1.2 Follow Established Safety Procedures<o:p></o:p>





Face-to-face scheduled class to discuss course schedule, online activity submissions and commence Topic 2 <o:p></o:p>

Topic 1 Portfolio of Evidence Activities<o:p></o:p>

 Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 online<o:p></o:p>



 Topic 2 Implement Workplace Safety Requirements<o:p></o:p>


2.1 OHS Legislation<o:p></o:p>

2.2 Identify designated persons for reporting queries about safety in the workplace<o:p></o:p>




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 2.3 Hazards in the Workplace<o:p></o:p>

2.4 Hazard Identification<o:p></o:p>

2.5 Safety Signs<o:p></o:p>




 Topic 2 Portfolio of Evidence Activities<o:p></o:p>

 Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4<o:p></o:p>




 Topic 3.1 Participate in OHS Consultative processes<o:p></o:p>





 Topic 3.2 Workplace Risks<o:p></o:p>


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Mid Semester Break<o:p></o:p>

2/9/13 – 6/9/13<o:p></o:p>

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 Topic 3 Portfolio of Evidence Activities<o:p></o:p>

 Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 3.1 and 3.2<o:p></o:p>




Topic 4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents<o:p></o:p>





Face to face Class to discuss final  On Line Test<o:p></o:p>

Topic 4 Portfolio of Evidence Activities<o:p></o:p>


Submit: Portfolio of Evidence Activities 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3<o:p></o:p>









Final On Line Test <o:p></o:p>

Complete Final On-Line Test<o:p></o:p>




Resubmissions/ Assessment feedback & Review<o:p></o:p>


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

No specific prescribed 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.


Assessment Tasks


<font size="3">Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit<o:p></o:p></font>


  • <font size="3">accurately following all relevant safety procedures<o:p></o:p></font>
  • <font size="3">identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel<o:p></o:p></font>
  • <font size="3">knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation<o:p></o:p></font>
  • <font size="3">knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Assessments<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Portfolio of Evidence<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Submission of activities as indicated on the weekly schedule and refer to the Assessment Outline on myRMIT for details<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Final On Line Test<o:p></o:p></font>


One final open book online test covering all topics. This test will be available in week 13 and is to be completed by the student in their own time.<o:p></o:p>




<font size="3">All Portfolio of Evidence tasks MUST be completed and submitted on line before a Competency with Grade can be achieved.  The final open book online test assessed out of 100%. The test should be an individual assessment.<o:p></o:p></font>


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<font size="3">Submission Requirements<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Assessment tasks need to be submitted via Blackboard.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">You should:<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">• 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;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.<o:p></o:p></font>


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<font size="3">Refer to the Graded Assessment Sheet.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Grading 
NYC (unacceptable) NYC/DNS Not Yet Competent
Did not submit for assessment
CA Competency achieved<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Marking Guide (competency):<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Marking Guide (Grading)<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">You will receive one of the following grades:<o:p></o:p></font>


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FINAL GRADES:<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">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<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">3. 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<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">(b) Skills to be assessed<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">• literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices
• problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">(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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">The grading is according to the following criteria:<o:p></o:p></font>




<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>




<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>




<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">We expect to see ongoing uploading of task and participation in Blackboard as per course requirements and timely submission of all required assessment tasks.<o:p></o:p></font>




<font size="3">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.<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">. DUE DATES
Assessment Dates
Portfolio of Evidence – Dates as outlined in the Teaching Schedule<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Final On Line Test – Week 13<o:p></o:p></font>


<font size="3">Note: You must submit all parts of the assessment tasks as outlined above.



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Assessment Matrix



<font size="3">Assessments<o:p></o:p></font>

Required Knowledge<o:p></o:p>

1.responsibility if employers and employees under relevant heath and safety legislation<o:p></o:p>

2. emergency procedures including procedures for fires and accidents<o:p></o:p>

3. commonly used hazard signs and safety symbols<o:p></o:p>

Required Skills<o:p></o:p>

1. literacy skills to interpret safety signs, symbols and notices<o:p></o:p>

2. problem-solving skills to analyse options in an emergency situation<o:p></o:p>

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Portfolio of Evidence(Submission Complete)<o:p></o:p>

Final On Line Test (Competency Achieved with Grade)<o:p></o:p>

1. Work safely<o:p></o:p>



2. Implement workplace safety requirements<o:p></o:p>



3. Participate in OHS processes<o:p></o:p>



4. Follow safety procedures<o:p></o:p>




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