Course Title: Participate in OHS processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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:colin.byron@rmit.edu.au


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

None.

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

4. Follow safety procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify and report emergency incidents

4.2 Follow organisational procedures for responsing to emergency incidents.

Element:

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.

Take actions to eliminate workplace hazards or to reduce risks.


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

You will be using a range of on-line activities for this course. The online course site (Blackboard) will be used to disseminate materials, including videos, website simulations, case studies, notes and activities and to provide on-line assessment and assessment submission points. 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 contibute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

This course has been designed to be delivered by on-line self-directed learning through student use of the Blackboard. There are a series of Portfolio of Evidence tasks which must be submitted on-line by the date required in Blackboard. There will also be two scheduled face-to-face clasess in weeks 3 and 11. Please ensure that you refer to your class timetable for the time and room reference.

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1

10th Feb 2014

Introduction

What is Workplace Safety?

 

Watch the Introductory Video - "Think Safety"

Read Blackboard notes under " 1.1 What is workplace safety"

Activity - Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 1.1

2

17th Feb 2014

Follow established safety procedures when conducting work 

 Video on workplace safety

Read Blackboard notes "1.2 Follow established safety procedures"

Research workplace safety

Activity - Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 1.2

 3

24th Feb 2014

 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks in accordance with workplace procedures Submit on-line via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Activities 1.1, 1.2 & 1.3

 Face-to Face Class session (refer to timetable)

Read Blackboard notes "1.3 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks".

Write a checklist of safe practices from selected case studies

Activity - Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 1.3

 4

3rd March 2014

 Implement workplace Safety requirements 

Watch Ergonomics in the Office Video (Section 2.1)

Read Blackboard notes "2.1 Implement workplace safety requirements"

Review key employer / employee rights and obligations as per OHS Legislation

Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 2.1

 5

10th March 2014

 Hazards in the Workplace

Hazard Identification

 

 Read Blackboard notes "2.2 Hazards in the Workplace and 2.3 Hazard Identification"

Identify OHS hazards found in a typical office environment via the "ComcareVirtual Office"  website (refer Blackboard section 2.2)

Watch the video "What Workplace Inspectors Do" in Portfolio of Evidence Activity 2.2.

Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 2.2

 

 6

17th March 2014

 Safety Signs Submit on-line via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Activities 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 & 2.4

 Read Blackboard notes "2.4 Safety Signs.

Complete Portolio of Evidence Activities 2.3 & 2.4

 7

24th March 2014

 Participate in OHS Consultative Processes  

 Read Blackboard notes "3.1 Participate in OHS Consultative Processes"

Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 3.1

 8

31st March 2014

 Workplace Risks 

 Read Blackboard notes "3.2 Workplace Risks"

Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 3.2

 9

7th April

 Workplace Risks Submit online via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Activities 3.1 & 3.2 

 10

14th April 2014 (Mon -Wed)

+

Thurs 24 April

 Follow Safety Procedures 

 Read Blackboard notes "4.1 Follow Safety Procedures"

Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activities 4.1 & 4.2

 17 April - 23 April

+ 25 April

 Mid Semester Break

+

Anzac Day Holiday

  

 11

28th April

 Follow Safety Procedures 

Face-to Face Class session (refer to timetable)
 

 Complete Portfolio of Evidence Activity 4.3

 12 Revision for Final Test Submit online via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Activities 4.1, 4.2 & 4.3. 
 13 Final On-Line Test Complete  & Submit  Final On-Line Test via Blackboard 
    


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

No specific prescribed text for this course. Relevant learning material including case studies, websites, activities, additional reading abd videos will be placed on the blackboard site. Students will need to access this site on a weekly basis to check for announcements and to access materials.


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

 

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio of Evidence Activities

You will be asked to submit a portfolio of Evidence which includes 12 activity based tasks. You must submit the tasks throughout the semester by the deadline indicated on the weekly schedule of class activities. All Portfolio of Evidence tasks MUST be completed and submitted online via Blackboard. You must be assessed as competent in each of the tasks. All tasks must be submitted prior to taking the on-line Final test.

2. Final On-Line Test

A final on-line test comprising Multiple Choice and True/False questions must be completed in week 13 of the course. The test will cover all 4 elements of the subject (as per the Blackboard material). You will have multiple opportunities to complete this test in week 13. Once you have been assessed as Competent for the Portfolio of Evidence activities and the Final on-line test, you will be graded accordingly. (Refer below).


Assessment Matrix

When submitting assessments you should:

• 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 on blackboard.
• 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
 

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 receive a competency grading.

Please refer to the Final Grades table below.

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 recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

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 well as demonstrating a high level of initiative while proccessing transactions and extracting reports.

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 processing financial transactions. You should be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of double entry bookkeeping principles and procedures involved when processing financial transactions and preparing reports.

3. TECHNIQUES & PROCESSES, TECHNOLOGY SKILLS AND PROBLEM SOLVING

We are looking for techniques to be used in problem solving, using appropriate technology and methodology to assist in recording data and preparing reports. You also need to show an understanding of the kinds of problems that can arise in bookkeeping and reporting.
4. WORK ORGANISATION, PLANNING AND SELF MANAGEMENT

We expect to see effective planning, self management & work organization resulting in 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. In addition you should demonstrate a range of well-developed interpersonal skills appropriate to each task
Final Grades table:


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


Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
 

Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.

If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31
 

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