Course Title: Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4328

Course Title: Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5712C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email: xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This course specifies the workplace performance required by an individual involved in following work health and safety procedures for direct care work.

The course focuses on maintaining safety of the worker, the people being supported and other community members.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCWHS312A Follow WHS safety procedures for direct care work

Elements:

1. Identify sources of risk to personal safety, assess the level of risk and follow risk minimisation procedures
 

2. Identify manual handling hazards, assess related risk and follow risk minimisation procedures
 

3. Identify sources of infection and apply industry accepted practice to minimise risk of infection to themselves, clients and others
 

4. Identify other hazards and assess risk
 

5. Follow procedures and strategies for risk control
 

6. Contribute to WHS in the workplace
 


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.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be required to complete a series of WHS reporting forms based on a work-related case study. You will also be required to complete one hundred and sixty (160) hours of placement and critique your WHS orientation.