Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5844C

Course Title: Contribute to health and safety of self and others

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4324 - Certificate IV in Accounting

Course Contact : Colin Byron

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925 5464

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 work health and safety (WHS) processes to protect own health and safety, and that of others.

This course will commence from Semester 2 2014. The course is delivered completely online via Blackboard. All subject materials, videos, website references and assessments will be incorporated in Blackboard. There will be 2 face-to-face classes conducted during the Semester

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWHS201A Contribute to health and safety of self and others


1. Work safely

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Follow provided safety procedures and instructions when conducting work.

1.2 Carry out pre-start systems and equipment checks according to workplace procedures

1.3 Follow workplace procedures for responding to emergency incidents.


2. Implement work 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 according to workplace procedures.

2.3 Identify and implement WHS procedures and work instructions

2.4 Identify and report emergency incidents and injuries to designated persons according to workplace procedures

2.5 Identify WHS duty holders in own work area and their duties.


3. Participate in WHS consultative processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to workplace meetings, inspections and other WHS consultative activities

3.2 Raise WHS issues with designated persons according to organisational procedures

3.3 Take action to eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks.

Learning Outcomes

- Follow all relevant safety procedures and instructions

- identify and report hazards to designated personnel

- knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes

Details of Learning Activities

This course is about how to keep safe at work. You will learn skills and knowledge essential to enable you to protect your own workplace health and safety and that of others.

Many employees are injured at work because they have not been aware of how to protect themselves and others.

It is essential that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to participate in workplace health and safety processes to protect your own health and safety and that of other.

You will learn how to identify and report safety incidents and practise responding to emergency procedures.

You will also gain some understanding of how WH&S processes are conducted at work and how to report and raise issues in accordance with workplace procedures.

You will be using a range of on-line activities for this course. 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

This course will be taught from week 9 through to weeks 12 of the Semester. The course has been designed to be delivered by on-line self-directed learning through student use of the Blackboard. There will be 2 face-to face workshops scheduled in week 9 and 10. Please ensure that you refer to your class timetable for the time and room reference.

The teaching schedule for this course is as follows:

Induction Session

In the week 9 face-to-face workshop a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the

· Program overview and requirements
· MyRMIT/Blackboard
· Overview of assessment requirements
· Pre-Training Review including:
- Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
- Assessment of current skills and knowledge
· Competency/Grading Criteria
· Plagiarism
· Appeals
· Extensions
· Feedback
· Privacy
· Submission requirements
· Resubmission policy
· Where to get support
· Student responsibilities

WeekWeek BeginningTopics (and Activities                                        Assessment
9April 13 2015                     

WHS Introduction

  • Watch Introductory Video -Think Safety

Topic 1 - Work Safely

  • Workplace safety procedures
  • Awareness of workplace WHS policies and procedures
  • Safety with Hazardous Materials and use of PPE
  • Pre-Start System and equipment Checks
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Responsibilities of PCBU and workers
Complete and submit on-line via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Topic 1 Activities
10April 20 2015

Topic 2 - Implement Work Safety Requirements

  • Who is responsible for Health and Safety?
  • WHS Committees
  • Workplace Inspectors
  • Identify hazards in the Workplace
  • Types of Hazards
  • Useful Work Tasks or Practices
  • Identifying and Reporting Hazards
  • Incorporating WHS into all organisational activities
  • Identifying and Reporting Emergency incidents
  • Identify WHS Duty Holders
 Complete and submit on-line via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Topic 2 Activities
 11 April 27 2015

 Topic 3 - Participate in WHS Consultative processes

  • The importance of Consultation
  • Raising WHS issues with designated persons
  • Eliminate workplace hazards and reduce risks
  • Safety Signs
  • Labelling and MSDS
  • controlling HAZARDS
  • Ergonomics and working with Computers


 Complete and submit on-line via Blackboard Portfolio of Evidence Topic 3 Activities
 12 May 4 2015

 Resubmission of on-line Portfolio of Evidence Activities

Revision for final on-line test

 Complete and submit Final On-Line test via Blackboard

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Contribute to Health and Safety of Self and Others - Mark Long & Alison Torres



Other Resources

Other learning materials including case studies, website activities and 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, projects,on-line exercises, on-line tests, problem solving exercises, 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

 Critical aspects of assessment:

Evidence of the following is essential:

  • following all relevant safety procedures and instructions
  • identifying and reporting hazards to designated personnel
  • knowledge of relevant materials, equipment and work processes

Assessment Tasks:

1. Portfolio of Evidence Activities

You will be asked to complete a portfolio of evidence which includes weekly based activity 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 these 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 12 of the course. The test will cover all 3 elements of the subject (as per the Blackboard material). You will have multiple attempts to complete the test in week 12. 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

Submission Requirements

You should:

· Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.

· 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
each assessment task 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. For example, Colin Byron, 324567, Task 2,
OHTH5844C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.

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:

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.

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.

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.

We expect to see effective planning, self management & work organization resulting in timely submission of all required assessment tasks

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:
Form to use:

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. <check links are still current>

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Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful 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
More Information:;ID=7usdbki1fjf31Resubmissions (VET Programs):

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