Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5849C

Course Title: Work safely in the construction industry

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4348 - Certificate IV in Live Production and Technical Services

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Simon Embury


Phone: (03) 9925 4345

Nominal Hours: 6

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

Working safely is fundamental across all industries.
This course has been selected by the live event industry to provide you with the basic Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) knowledge which you will require to undertake a range of work tasks within this employment field.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry


1. Identify OHS legislative requirements.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Applicable OHS legislative requirements relevant to own work, role and responsibilities are identified and explained.
1.2 Duty of care requirements are identified.
1.3 Own responsibilities to comply with safe work practices are identified and explained


2. Identify construction hazards and control measures.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Basic principles of risk management are identified.
2.2. Common construction hazards are identified and discussed.
2.3. Measures for controlling hazards and risks are identified.


3.Identify OHS communication and reporting processes

Performance Criteria:

3.1.OHS communication processes, information and documentation are identified and discussed.
3.2. Role of designated OHS personnel is identified and explained.
3.3. Safety signs and symbols are identified and explained.
3.4. Procedures and relevant authorities for reporting hazards, incidents and injuries are identified.


4.Identify OHS incident response procedures.

Performance Criteria:

4.1.General procedures for responding to incidents and emergencies are identified and explained.
4.2.Procedures for accessing first aid are identified.
4.3.Requirements for the selection and use of relevant personal protective equipment are identified and demonstrated.
4.4. Fire safety equipment is identified and discussed.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn about OHS legislative requirements, the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness within the context of the live event industry.

Details of Learning Activities


This is a very short course and there will be two classes only. Both Diploma groups, LP2A and LP2B will be combined with the two Cert. IV student groups, LP1A and LP1B.
Classes will be held in a lecture theatre and the activities will will include viewing Powerpoint presentation, viewing videos and working through class notes and assessment workbook.

Teaching Schedule

 ClassClass content and activitiesElements Covered
Class 1

Focus Identify OHS legislative requirements, Identify construction hazards and control measures.
Includes Working through class notes and assessment workbook


1, 2
Class 2

 Focus Identify OHS legislative requirements, Identify construction hazards and control measures.
Includes Working through class notes and assessment workbook


1, 2, 3, 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

None prescribed at time of writing.


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information. Students are expected to make full use of University library facilities, in researching about this course.

Other Resources

You should refer to Blackboard for resources for this course. The teacher may refer you to other resources.

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this
course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access of the library resources.
It is recommended that you bring materials to classes and events to make notes, for example;
• a pen and notepaper
• a laptop computer with word and excel type programs, if you have access to on.

You will be given a set of notes to use in class and an assessment workbook which may be completed both in and out of class.

Please note that the actual plastic credit card shaped Construction Industry Induction White Card is issued by WorkSafe Victoria for a $27 fee. Your teacher will provide further information.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course will involve demonstration of practical tasks and testing of underpinning theory knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

To satisfactorily complete this assessment each student will fully complete and submit an Assessment Workbook which includes twenty six questions and four activities. You will be supplied with a copy of the workbook in the first class.
The worksheet may be completed both in and out of class. Due: End of class #2

You should refer to the Assessment Tool document which is available on Blackboard for full details of this assessment task.

You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of the assessment task. The marking criteria is available on Blackboard.
Grades that apply to courses delivered and assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration.

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:

The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)
You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you will need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity

Course Overview: Access Course Overview